The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth
Paperback ISBN: 157131251x
Growing up, Bill Holm knew what failure was: “to die in Minneota.” But after returning to his hometown (“a very small dot on an ocean of grass”) after 20 years’ absence, he wasn’t so sure. Finding pleasure in the customs and characters of small-town life, in The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth he writes with affection about the town elders, seen by those in the outside world as misfits and losers. “They taught me what to value, what to ignore, what to embrace, and what to resist.” In his trek through the heartland, Holm covers a satisfyingly wide emotional terrain, from scandalous affairs in the 1950s to his aunt’s touching attempts to transcend poverty with perfume and movie-star airs.
Ghostly Tales of Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 0934860793
Read this splendid collection of real-life stories about eerie happenings, unexplainable events and mysterious situations. The book is perfect for sharing around a campfire or up north at the cabin, and it's sure to hold any reader's interest.
Wild Flowers of Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 1885061633
This is your guide to 200 of Minnesotaís flowers. Full-page photos and descriptions make this a great guide for beginners. The material also includes important information useful to those more familiar with plants. Species are organized by color.
Minnesota in Our Time
A Photographic Portrait
Paperback ISBN: 0873513835
In 120 black-and-white images, Minnesota in Our Time: A Photographic Portrait showcases the work of twelve talented photographers who sought to capture the essence of the state and its people at the threshold of the new millennium. Like the Farm Security Administration photographers of the Depression era, these men and women document the details of life in this time and the transformations now taking place in this state. This work is a product of the Minnesota 2000 Photo Documentation Project, a three-year effort that has also produced an archival collection of 360 images and a museum exhibition. The project's wealth of images provides a multifaceted look at lives and landscapes in Minnesota, focusing on common experiences and themes among a diverse population of individuals.
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.
Diaries and Drawings from the Years 1908-1917
Paperback ISBN: 0873511735
Wanda Gág rose from poverty in small-town Minnesota to international fame in the 1920s as the author of the children's classic, Millions of Cats. Her early diaries, first published in 1940, are the touching, often humorous record of her youth and her struggles to develop her talent.
John Dillinger Slept Here
A Crooks' Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936
Paperback ISBN: 0873513169
"Paul Maccabee's John Dillinger Slept Here is not just one of the best books ever written about Minneapolis-St. Paul, it is one of the best books of local history I have ever read -- about any city anywhere on Earth. While writing Public Enemies' I kept it on my desk at all times. I daresay one cannot call himself a real Minnesotan if you haven't read it. The book is just that darned good." --Bryan Burrough, author of Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and Birth of the FBI, 1933-34,the basis for Public Enemies, the movie starring Johnny Depp This book is based on more than 100,000 pages of FBI files and wiretaps, prison and police records, and mob confessions. Interviews with 250 crime victims, policemen, gun molls, and family members of criminals bring these public enemies to life. Crime historian Paul Maccabee takes you inside the bank robberies, gangland assassinations, and police intrigue of St. Paul's 1920s and1930s gangster era. You'll also find Crooks' Tour maps and more than 130 rare FBI, police, and family photographs.
Lake Street, U.S.A
Paperback ISBN: 1886913471
In the summer and fall of 2000, Lake Street, a major Minneapolis urban thoroughfare, was transformed into one of the largest public art exhibits. Photographer Wing Young Huie's 675 b&w images, ranging in size from 8 by 10 inches to 8 by 12 feet, were displayed along six miles in store windows, transit stops, and billboards. The images reflect the mixture of socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural realities of the neighborhoods connected by Lake Street. Many of the photographs presented here are accompanied by excerpts from interviews with the subjects. The photographer was named Artist of the Year for 2000 by the Minneapolis Star Tribune for his work on the Lake Street project. Material is presented in a horizontal format, 10x8. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)