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Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn
Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0873517660
Celebrate all the holidays–and then some–with renowned storyteller Kevin Kling, whose sense of the ridiculous never gets in the way of his appreciation for human nature.
Eccentric Islands: Travels Real and Imaginary
Eccentric Islands
Travels Real and Imaginary
Hardcover      ISBN: 1571312455
The celebrated essayist takes readers on a journey to famous islands around the world--including Iceland, Madagascar, Molokai, Mallard Island, and Isla Mujeres--and into the heart of China, in search of interesting cultures, characters, and ideas.
Voyageurs Highway: Minnesota's Border Lake Land
Voyageurs Highway
Minnesota's Border Lake Land
Paperback      ISBN: 0873510062
The voyageur's highway was the route from Lake Superior along inland waterways to the Minnesota North Country. Countless people—explorers, fur traders, missionaries, map makers, lumberjacks, miners, naturalists—were drawn to the region's woods and lakeshores. Indians, French Canadians,Scandinavians, and Slavs all used the rich resources of the land to follow an old way of life or to find a new one. In a lively, clear style, Grace Lee Nute tells the fascinating story of their adventures and love of the land. The Voyageur's Highway serves as a dependable source of historical information on the fur trade era, the opening of the Iron Range, and the loggers' way of life.
Minnesota Christmas Anthology
Minnesota Christmas Anthology
Paperback      ISBN: 0962108502
25 Bicycle Tours in the Twin Cities and Southeastern Minnesota
25 Bicycle Tours in the Twin Cities and Southeastern Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0881504084
A touring guide to one of the finest cycling areas in the Midwest--a land of gently rolling hills, lakes and rivers, quiet roads, and historic bike trails. Minnesota, and especially the Twin Cities region, has developed an extensive network of bike paths around its lakes and along rivers--and for good reason. Cycling is one of the favorite pastimes in a state where the land is mostly flat and long winters give way to spectacular summers. With this latest addition to our well-established series, cyclists have a valuable guide to the most interesting and scenic of these urban bike paths and country roads. Included in these 25 tours is a long ride along the Root River Tail in the historic Bluffs Country of southeastern Minnesota; a four-lakes loop through Minneapolis; a gastronomic pedal through Spamtown, USA; an exploration of Mantorville, where nearly all the buildings are on the Historic Register; and a tour retracing an escape route of the infamous Jesse James gang. The tours range from 10 to 60 miles in length, from flat and urban to hilly and remote. Included with each tour is a detailed map, total mileage, complete mile-by-mile directions, and information on nearby points of interest.
How to Talk Minnesotan: A Visitor's Guide
How to Talk Minnesotan
A Visitor's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0140092846
Bittersweet Berries: Growing Up Jewish in Minnesota
Bittersweet Berries
Growing Up Jewish in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0930100832
Ruth F. Brin's compelling memoir reveals the childhood beginnings of her life as feminist thinker, poet, and well-respected writer of the Jewish faith. Brin draws close and loving portraits of her parents and older brothers, and outlines the history of her paternal grandparents who came to America from Austria-Hungary in the late 1880s to settle in Saint Paul. Early on, Brin relates her growing sense of how her religious faith will be integrated into her life and the ways in which she and her family must confront and survive instances of anti-Semitism. The author's original poems combine with her family's traditional stories to make Bittersweet Berries a unique narrative of one woman's beginnings and growth as an accomplished writer and religious thinker.
Gentle Warriors: Clara Ueland and the Minnesota Struggle for Woman Suffrage
Gentle Warriors
Clara Ueland and the Minnesota Struggle for Woman Suffrage
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513185
Gentle Warriors tells the moving story of the final phase of the Minnesota women's struggle for the vote under the leadership of the remarkable Clara Ueland. Clara Ueland, socially prominent wife of a successful Minneapolis attorney and mother of seven children, became president of the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association in 1914. To that challenge she brought considerable skills acquired as a teacher, a household manager, and a community activist. She was a new woman of her time: politically astute, enormously competent, and widely respected. Under her leadership, enthusiastic, persistent suffragists were organized in some five hundred towns throughout Minnesota by 1919 - the year the state legislature ratified the Nineteenth Amendment. Through research in family papers, organizational records, and the vast literature on women's history, Stuhler shows how Minnesota's campaigners for equal voting rights reflect America's second generation of suffragists. Unlike the first generation of leaders - Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others - the women who carried the struggle to its brilliant victory in 1920 are largely forgotten. Gentle Warriors brings them back to life, re-creating their energizing achievements, their bitter disappointments, their conflicts and friendships. On these pages, those committed suffragists who struggled on with such bountiful imagination, humor, dedication, and vision, take their rightful place in history.
Hiking Minnesota
Hiking Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 1560445653
With a wealth of information on ecology, geology, state history, and useful hiking tips for beginners and experts alike, this is the only reference you'll need.
Icy Pleasures: Minnesota Celebrates Winter
Icy Pleasures
Minnesota Celebrates Winter
Hardcover      ISBN: 1890434019