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Professor Wellstone Goes to Washington: The Inside Story of a Grassroots U.S. Senate Campaign
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 Necessity of Empty Places
The Necessity of Empty Places
Paperback      ISBN: 1571312234
A tenth anniversary edition of the environmental classic includes a new introduction by the author, along with the moving personal narrative that celebrates the beauty and value of places yet to be corrupted by human presence. Reprint. IP.
Boundary Waters: The Grace of the Wild
Boundary Waters
The Grace of the Wild
Hardcover      ISBN: 1571312110
The author examines the relationship between man and his surroundings as he travels through the forest and lakes between northern Minnesota and Ontario
Scenic Driving Minnesota
Scenic Driving Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 1560445572
22 drives that highlight the natural and cultural history of the land. Stories and facts about the people, natural environment and region to enchance your travels.
Stillwater: Minnesota's Birthplace
Stillwater
Minnesota's Birthplace
Hardcover      ISBN: 0963933817
Icy Pleasures: Minnesota Celebrates Winter
Icy Pleasures
Minnesota Celebrates Winter
Hardcover      ISBN: 1890434019
Frogtown: Photographs and Conversations in an Urban Neighborhood
Frogtown
Photographs and Conversations in an Urban Neighborhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513363
Frogtown is a discerning portrait of an ethnically mixed neighbourhood that lies within the shadow of the Minnesota State Capital near downtown St. Paul. Wing Young Huie combines 130 compelling black-and-white photographs, some 50 quotes from talks with residents, and his own commentary to produce a powerful depiction of life on Frogtown's streets and front porches, in its kitchens and backyards, shops and churches. The images are documentary in nature, but the perspective is that of an artist who leaves meanings open to interpretation. Drawn to Frogtown by his own abiding curiosity, Huie spent two years photographing and getting to know its people — working class whites, Southeast Asian immigrants, African Americans, American Indians, and Latinos. These exquisitely rendered images of Frogtown show the multiple realities that make up a dynamic urban neighbourhood. At the same time, they reflect the changing faces of American cities.
The Witness of Combines
The Witness of Combines
Paperback      ISBN: 0816631050
Glensheen's Daughter: The Marjorie Congdon Story
Glensheen's Daughter
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.
Short Bike Rides in Minnesota
Short Bike Rides in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0762702079