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GOVERNOR VENTURA SPEECHES COLLECTION: Additional Resources

The following resources are available at the History Center Library. They are good places to begin your research on former Governor Jesse Ventura and related topics. For further resources, search the online library catalog.

Books

Davis, Leslie. Always Cheat: The Philosophy of Jesse Ventura. Minneapolis, MN: Tell The Truth Books, c2002.
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Frederick, Jeff. How the Pundits Stole Democracy. St. Louis Park, MN: Zowie Publishing, c1998.
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Greenberg, Keith. Jesse Ventura. Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications Co., c2000.
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Hauser, Tom. Inside the Ropes with Jesse Ventura. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, c2002.
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The Big Accounting: Source Book: Internal & External Scores and Reviewer Comments. Minnesota Office of Results Management, 2002.
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Rupp, Myron. Quotations of Chairman Jesse. St. Paul, MN: Ruminator Books, c2000.
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Ventura, Jesse. I Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up. New York: Villard Books, c1999.
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Ventura, Jesse with Herón Márquez. Jesse Ventura Tells It Like It Is: America's Most Outspoken Governor Speaks Out About Government. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Company, c2002.
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Ventura, Jesse, edited by Jessica Allen. The Wit and Wisdom of Jesse "the Body - the Mind" Ventura. New York: Quill, c1999.
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Articles

Alvarez, Steve. "Wrestling With His Past, Pinning Down His Future: An Interview With Jesse Ventura." Stars and Stripes. Vol. 124, no. 2 (Jan. 28-Feb. 11, 2001).
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Ammeson, Jane. "Jesse Ventura: the Body Politics." Northwest Airlines World Traveler. Vol. 31, no. 10 (Oct. 1999).
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Bai Matt. "Now He's the Man to See." Newsweek. Vol. 134, no. 15 (Oct. 11, 1999).
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Cass, Dennis. "An Action Figure for All Seasons: Minnesota Elects a Toy Governor." Harper's. Vol. 298, no. 1785 (Feb. 1999).
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Fineman, Howard. "Wild Bunch : Ventura, Beatty, and Trump Stir Up Campaign 2000." Newsweek. Vol 134, no. 15 (October 11, 1999).
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Gray, Paul. "Body Slam." Time. Vol. 152. no. 20 (Nov. 16, 1998).
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Keillor, Garrison. "Minnesota's Excellent Ventura." Time. Vol. 152, no. 20 (Nov. 16, 1998).
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Manso, Peter. "Ventura, Inc." Penthouse. Vol. 33, no. 6 (Feb. 2002).
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Michals, Bob. "Jesse the Body: the Truth About His War Record." Globe. Vol. 45, no. 48 (Dec. 1, 1998).
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O'Hara, Michael. "Introducing Jesse 'The Mayor' Ventura?" Gold Belt Wrestling. Vol. 4, no. 4 (Apr. 1991).
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Sifry, Micah. "Minnesota Maverick: the Reform Party's Jesse Ventura, ex-Navy Seal and Former Professional Wrestler, is Riding a Wave of Populist Anger to Become a Contender in the Governor's Race." Salon.com, Salon Internet Inc., 1998.
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Sifry, Micah. "Working Class Hero?: Jesse Ventura Will Have to Reconcile His Millionaire Libertarian Views with His Blue Collar Support." Salon.com, Salon Internet Inc., 1998.
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Trapper, Jake. "Jesse Ventura's Gaffe Riot: From Dumb Racial Jokes to Self-serving Politics, the Minnesota Governor's Past Predicted His Future." Salon.com, Salon Internet Inc., c1999.
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Ventura, Jesse. " 'The Interview' Ventura: The Next President?" Playboy. Vol. 46, no. 11 (Nov. 1999).
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Newspapers

Articles regarding Jesse Ventura and his administration appeared in many Minnesota newspapers. Use the library catalog record to search for newspapers available in the Minnesota Historical Society's collections.

Records

The links will take you to the library catalog record.

Minnesota. Governor (1999-2003: Ventura).

Other Materials

Brave New Workshop Theatre Presents its 224th Comedy Revue: Jesse Goes to Hollywood, or, Lost on the Ventura Highway. Minneapolis, MN: The Theatre, 1998.
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Jesse (The Body) Ventura [sound recording]. Written and produced by Mark Orion. Minneapolis, MN: PS Records : Manufactured and distributed by Twin Tone Records, p1984.
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Jesse! [sound recording]. Minnesota: Ventura for Minnesota, Inc.: Distributed by Red White and Blue Brand, 1999.
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External Web Links

Minnesota Public Radio. The Body's Politics: The Ventura Collection

Twin Cities Public Television: Almanac. The Ventura Years: A Retrospective