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Oklahoma Hall of Fame Publishing, the organization's publishing arm, has printed more than 180 books celebrating Oklahoma's rich history and heritage, making Oklahoma Hall of Fame Publishing the leader in publishing Oklahoma's history.

To place a book order please call 405.235.4458.

For Wholesale and Library Orders please call Gini Campbell, vice president, at 405.523.3202 or

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Oklahoma Adjusts to War

“It is important to always remember that history is not only made by impersonal historical forces; it is made by people.”

Numerous books discuss World War II’s political and military leaders and the war’s momentous air, land, and sea conflicts. No one doubts the significant impact of those events on the home front. Although this book broadly reviews those conflicts, the focus centers on the effect of America’s entry into the war during 1942 on life in Oklahoma. National war-time economic and societal adjustments to what had been ordinary life altered Oklahoma society forever.

Oklahomans had to tackle the responsibilities required by, and the uncertainties and fears arising from, war. The vast demands the war placed on society, the economy, government operations, and military material production could not avoid changing individual lives. The Oklahoma home front necessarily also had to keep adapting to policy and industrial changes wrought by the demands of war.

Oklahomans learned fur garments could be transformed into jackets to warm merchant marines carrying cargoes across the cold North Atlantic to England, women’s nylon hose could be converted into parachutes, meat fats returned to the grocer contributed to ammunition production, common household rubber items provided essential components in the manufacture of a multitude of necessary military supplies, old phonograph records could be “regrooved” to play modern music servicemen enjoyed, and donated books helped soldiers pass the time in USO facilities being constructed throughout the nation.

The war thrust on Oklahomans extensive individual and communal responsibilities. This book recounts the story of civilian Oklahomans who faced the enormous challenges of 1942 and through those sacrifices or transformed vocational or social positions helped defeat our enemies.

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GAME CHANGER: OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY’S GALLAGHER-IBA ARENA AND BOONE PICKENS STADIUM

From 1995 to 2009 Oklahoma State University made a major commitment to upgrade its athletic facilities, specifically the most visible and high profile sports facilities on campus—Gallagher-Iba Arena and Boone Pickens Stadium.

The goals were to meet the demand of fans in regard to attendance, ensure that the Cowboys had the advantage in facilities when it came time for recruiting, and that every student athlete had the resources to achieve his or her full potential.

For fourteen years, University personnel, architects, contractors, engineers, donors, students, players, and coaches worked side by side to make the dream a reality.

ISBN 978-1-938923-44-9

Retail $29.95

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LOVE’S: FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OF A FAMILY’S ENTERPRISE

In 1964, with little money to invest and a growing family to support, Tom and Judy Love opened their first retail store in an old service station in Watonga, Oklahoma. It offered few frills other than “the cheapest gas in town.” Fifty-five years later, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the fastest growing chain of fueling stations in the nation serving a combination of car and truck traffic from coast to coast. This book traces the growth of that family enterprise.

Two constants have never changed at Love’s. One is the belief that growth creates opportunities, even during the darkest hours when survival skills suggest a more conservative approach. The second constant is family ownership, supported by a strong leadership team that buys into the founding values and vision.

ISBN 978-1-938923-42-5

$29.95

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Earning & Learning

The Earning & Learning with Oklahoma program highlights Oklahoma’s most treasured resource—our people. Recognized as the leader in publishing Oklahoma’s history, Oklahoma Hall of Fame Publishing is increasing pride in Oklahomans while providing an opportunity for school groups, clubs and organizations to raise much needed funds by celebrating one of their own.

Partnering agencies earn 50% of the retail price of the selected book(s) with no out-of-pocket investment. In many cases, the subject or author of the book is available as a speaker or for a book signing. In addition, the organization provides the materials necessary to make your fundraising event a success.

Click here for more information, contact Gini Moore Campbell, vice president at 405.523.3202