Books for Boilermakers, 50% off all Purdue Books

To celebrate Purdue’s 152nd anniversary and the graduation of the class of 2021, Purdue University Press will be having a 50% off sale on all Purdue related books from May 6-May 20. All you need to do to is enter code 21PURDUE50 when ordering from our website to redeem the discount. You can find the full list of eligible books below.

The most recent additions to our collection of books on Purdue include the two most comprehensive histories of the university to date. In Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University author John Norberg deftly covers 150 years of Purdue history, a task he equates to trying to fill a thimble with water pouring out of a fire hydrant. The book is filled with stories of the faculty, alumni, and leaders that make up Purdue’s distinguished history. In Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life authors and archivists David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer, and Sammie L. Morris pored over decades of student papers, scrapbooks, yearbooks, letters, newspapers, historical photographs and memorabilia to create a stunning pictorial history of Purdue.



The list also includes selections on Purdue’s history in space & flight, many from our series Purdue Studies in Aeronautics & Astronautics. You can find biographies on some of Purdue’s most distinguished alumnus flyers like Jerry Ross and Gus Grissom, as well as two collections of letters to Neil Armstrong curated by his official biographer James R. Hansen, sourced from a collection of Neil Armstrong’s papers housed in the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections.

The rest of the books in the sale cover a wide swath of all things Purdue, from five legendary women deans with a secret bond to the popcorn king himself. Whether you are a current student, alumni, or even a Boilermaker enthusiast this sale will have the perfect choice for you. All books on this list make a wonderful gift for the Purdue Class of 2021 graduates as well. Hail Purdue and read up!

Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University by John Norberg
Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life by David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer, and Sammie L. Morris

Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters to the First Man From All Mankind edited by James R. Hansen
A Reluctant Icon: Letters to Neil Armstrong edited by James R. Hansen
Wings of Their Dreams: Purdue in Flight, Second Edition by John Norberg
Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom by George Leopold
Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer by Jerry Ross and John Norberg
Becoming a Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars by Jerry L. Ross and Susan G. Gunderson

The Deans’ Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality by Angie Klink
Divided Paths, Common Ground: The Story of Mary Matthews and Lella Gaddis, Pioneering Purdue Women Who Introduced Science into the Home by Angie Klink
Slow Ball Cartoonist: The Extraordinary Life of Indiana Native and Pulitzer Prize Winner John T. McCutcheon of the Chicago Tribune by Tony Garel-Frantzen
For the Good of the Farmer: A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture by Frederick Whitford
Just Call Me Orville: The Story of Orville Redenbacher by Robert W. Topping
Ross-Ade: Their Purdue Stories, Stadium, and Legacies by Robert C. Kriebel
Uncle: My Journey with John Purdue by Irena McCammon Scott
The Queen of American Agriculture: A Biography of Virginia Claypool Meredith by Frederick Whitford, Andrew G. Martin, and Phyllis Mattheis
The Grand Old Man of Purdue University and Indiana Agriculture: The Biography of William Carroll Latta by Frederick Whitford and Andrew G. Martin
Midas of the Wabash: A Biography of John Purdue by Robert C. Kriebel
Letters of George Ade edited by Terence Tobin
Edward Charles Elliott, Educator by Frank K. Burrin
The Hovde Years: A Biography of Frederick L. Hovde by Robert W. Topping
Richard Owen: Scotland 1810, Indiana 1890 by Victor Lincoln Albjerg
My Amiable Uncle: Recollections of Booth Tarkington by Susanah Mayberry
The Dean: A Biography of A. A. Potter by Robert B. Eckles

A Purdue Icon: Creation, Life, and Legacy edited by James L. Mullins
A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue, Second Edition by Purdue Reamer Club
Force for Change: The Class of 1950 by John Norberg
Heartbeat of the University: 125 Years of Purdue Bands by John Norberg