Documentary Photo Collections
A Brief History
Paperback ISBN: 146713516x
The riverfront always drew people to Stillwater. The Ojibwe and Dakota first settled here, later striking a treaty with Europeans, who quickly realized the St. Croix River’s potential as an ideal way to move lumber. One of the first to float logs down the river was Captain Stephen Hanks, cousin to Abraham Lincoln. The lumber business gave birth to Minnesota’s first millionaire as the city grew, and Stillwater received one of the state’s first Carnegie grants for a free public library. Meanwhile, the state prison saw notorious gangster Cole Younger found the Prison Mirror in 1887, now the nation’s oldest continuously operated offender newspaper. Authors Holly Day and Sherman Wick celebrate the history and charm of one of Minnesota’s finest cities, from the frontier to today.
War Games of Non-resolution in Western Sahara
Hardcover ISBN: 1907893679
October 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of conflict in Western Sahara. It is a conflict that remains unresolved and has resulted in an estimated 160,000 people being made refugees, many of whom are now 2nd or 3rd generation.
Hardcover ISBN: 1933045019
Two hundred years ago Lewis and Clark reported finding in the American Northwest a vast forest of ancient evergreens. In Turning Back Robert Adams looks again at the region's trees, discovering evidence both of America's failure and of a continuing promise. President Jefferson's primary charge to Lewis and Clark was to prepare the way for American commerce. They tried to do this, as well as make money for themselves. Historians still speculate about why, upon his return, Lewis lapsed into depression and apparently committed suicide. "Going east," Adams suggests, "was more difficult than going west." What is the future? Turning Back documents two kinds of predictive evidence. On the one hand we observe the results of greed so unrestrained that they are indistinguishable from those of nihilism. On the other we see what still lives unharmed, whether by our design or neglect or Providence; in these pictures the tone is celebratory, as in a prayer book.
The Twins in the Dome
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1634890604
"The Dome was our signature." --Torii Hunter "The Dome was alive and it was loud." --Corey Koskie "A lot of spooky stuff happened in there." --Kent Hrbek From 1982–2009 the Twins called the Metrodome their home. During that time there were World Championships, Hall of Fame performances, crazy bounces, and balls lost in the roof. It was a different kind of ballgame and the Dome had many critics, but you always knew the game would be played. Along the way, the Twins shared the Dome with some of the top groups in rock music. The Metrodome was "Minnesota's rec room." Through new interviews with legendary Twins players and personalities, "The Twins in the Dome" is packed with fond recollections and candid comments. The stories are told by those who were there: Kent Hrbek -- Bert Blyleven -- Tom Kelly -- Torii Hunter Tim Laudner -- Roy Smalley -- Corey Koskie Jim Rantz -- Dick Bremer -- John Gordon Don Denkinger -- Bill Lester Bob Showers gathered hundreds of color photos that fill the pages and bring the stories to life. From Kirby Puckett and Justin Morneau to "Sweet Music" Viola and the Rolling Stones, the history is preserved in The Twins in the Dome.
Navajo Code Talkers
Paperback ISBN: 0873585135
Black-and-white photographic portraits of 75 survivors from the Navajo radio operators whose native tongue proved an unbreakable code to the Japanese during World War II. The introduction includes a few photographs from the period. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Who Shot Rock & Roll
A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0307270165
A former curator of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain presents a chronicle of rare and previously unseen images marking more than half a century of rock-and-roll history, in a tribute to star performers and leading photographers that also includes album covers and live concert shots.