Professor Wellstone Goes to Washington
The Inside Story of a Grassroots U.S. Senate Campaign
Paperback ISBN: 0816626634
How did a fortysomething college professor and outspoken liberal activist manage to unseat from the Senate one of the nation's most skillful politicians and money raisers? This engaging insiders' account of Paul Wellstone's successful grassroots Senate campaign explains it all for you. Written by two political reporters for the Minneapolis Star Tribune who covered the Wellstone campaign from its inception, Professor Wellstone Goes to Washington provides a revealing and evocative behind-the-scenes look at a memorable chapter in U.S. Senate campaign history. When Paul Wellstone announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate at an inner-city community center in early 1989, no one thought he had a chance. His opponent, Republican Senator Rudy Boschwitz, was a popular politician and a celebrated master of the two most important skills of modern political campaigning, fund-raising and television advertising. But to the surprise of many, Wellstone, a student of grassroots organizing techniques, succeeded in putting together a campaign that served as a harbinger and a model for the antiestablishment populism of the 1990s. He rode to an unbelievable victory as the only Senate challenger to defeat an incumbent that year. Professor Wellstone Goes to Washington is must reading for anyone interested in American politics. It details the most stunning upset in Minnesota's modern political history and illustrates why Wellstone, whom Mother Jones magazine described as "the first 1960s radical elected to the U.S. Senate," has become one of the Senate's most notable, quotable, and controversial figures.
The Marjorie Congdon Story
Paperback ISBN: 1893088340
Elisabeth Congdon, an heiress beloved in her community, is found smothered in her bed. Her night nurse has been bludgeoned to death with a candlestick. Evidence points to Roger Caldwell and her adopted daughter Marjorie. This is the inside story of Marjorie Caldwell and the stream of mysterious arsons and murders that have followed in her wake.
Amphibians & Reptiles
Native to Minnesota
Hardcover ISBN: 0816623848
Offers substantial information designed for use by both amateurs and specialists and useful to residents of other Upper Midwest states and bordering Canadian provinces as well. Introductory chapters present the history of herpetology in Minnesota, the preferred habitats of these species, techniques for observing, studying, and photographing them, and a discussion of their conservation needs. Includes 49 distribution maps, 116 superb, detailed color photographs, and handy keys. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
The Spirit of the Land
Hardcover ISBN: 0896583104
Finalist, Minnesota Book Awards. The spirit of Minnesota lives in many things. It is a radiant dawn breaking through the pines of the North Woods. It is the unceasing pounding of waves on the rocky North Shore of Lake Superior. It is the delicate fragrance of prickly wild roses in the Heartland. It is the timeless flow of the Mississippi River carving its way through the Bluff Country. It is the wind through the tall grasses of the Prairie region. This is the spirit of the land that is Minnesota. Minnesota: The Spirit of the Land is the first collaboration between Douglas Wood, author of the ward-winning Old Turtle, and photographer Greg Ryan. It is a tribute to the state’s enduring heritage a look at the soul of the state’s wilderness and what that spirit means to its people.
Critters of Minnesota Pocket Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1885061870
Get this great source of information about 50 Minnesota critters, including birds and mammals. Beautiful photographs and neat-to-know details are complemented by info about each critterís tracks, making this the handiest pocket guide around!