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Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka is a barrel full of polka history and culture by polka radio host and folk music historian Richard March. This book captures the beat that pulses in the heart of Midwestern culture, the polka, and offers the history of how "oompah-pah" came to be the sound of middle America. Polka Heartland explores the people, places and history behind the Midwest's favorite music. You'll enjoy reading about the artists, venues, instruments and music-makers who have been pivotal to polka's popularity. Polka Heartland offers six full-color photo galleries by photographer Dick Blau to immerse readers in today's vibrant polka scene.