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Canoeing with the Cree
75th Anniversary Edition
By Eric Sevareid, Foreword by Ann Bancroft
Eminent journalist Eric Sevareid began his book-publishing career in 1935 with this exciting account of the adventurous 2,250-mile canoe trip he and a friend made as teenagers from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay.
Saloons, Taverns, Dives, and Watering Holes of the Twin Cities
By Bill Lindeke and Andy Sturdevant
An entertaining journey into the highs, lows, bright spots, and dark corners of the Twin Cities’ most famous and infamous drinking establishments—history viewed from the barstool.
A History from the Inside Out
By Annette Atkins
Renowned historian Annette Atkins presents a fresh understanding of how a complex and modern Minnesota came into being in Creating Minnesota. Each chapter of this innovative state history focuses on a telling detail, a revealing incident, or a meaningful issue that illuminates a larger event, social trends, or politics during a period in our past.
The Crops Look Good
News from a Midwestern Family Farm
By Sara DeLuca
Affectionate without being overly sentimental, this intimate biography of a Wisconsin farm family eloquently chronicles a past way of life, one which, though arguably simpler, was not necessarily easier.
The Murder of Carol Thompson
By William Swanson
A haunting re-creation of the brutal death of an American housewife, the conviction of her husband, and the family trial at which their children determined for themselves how their father should be charged.
Food Will Win the War
Minnesota Crops, Cooks, and Conservation during World War I
By Rae Katherine Eighmey
This engaging case study of food, conservation, and life during World War I brings alive the unparalleled, mostly voluntary efforts made by everyday Minnesotans to help win the war.
A Good Time for the Truth
Race in Minnesota
Edited by Sun Yung Shin
Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation’s worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps.
Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks
Ojibwe Family Life Labor on the Reservation
By Brenda Child
Ojibwe historian Brenda Child explores the innovative ways Ojibwe men and women on reservations around the Great Lakes sustained both their families and their cultural identity in the face of extreme prejudice and hardship.
The Lynchings in Duluth
By Michael Fedo, Foreword by William D. Green
Using newspaper accounts, court records, state files, and interviews with aging and often reluctant witnesses, Michael Fedo writes of ordinary people caught up in an extraordinary moment of violence and hatred.
When Flu, Fire, and War Ravaged the State
By Curt Brown
In Minnesota, 1918 journalist and author, Curt Brown, explores this monumental year through individual and community stories from all over the state, from residents of small towns up north obliterated by the fire, to government officials in metropolitan centers faced with the spread of a deadly and highly contagious disease, to soldiers returning home to all this from the “war to end all wars.”