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Pigskin Pride: Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
Pigskin Pride
Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
Hardcover      ISBN: 0931714877

Minnesota√s football history comes to life like never before. The Vikings, the Gophers, the Tommies and more, this book is an entertaining collection of facts, stats, photos and memories. It includes pro, semi-pro, college and high school.

Last Standing Woman
Last Standing Woman
Hardcover      ISBN: 0896582787

Welcome to our history and heritage center. From Big Rigs to Custer and the Little Bighorn, we have an eclectic mix of special and regional interest books perfect for the reader looking for more information on a favorite subject

The Architecture of Edwin Lundie
The Architecture of Edwin Lundie
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513142

"The Architecture of Edwin Lundie has had a transformative effect on Minnesota architecture since its original publication in 1995. Many architects around the state have taken up Lundie's challenge of how to adapt traditional forms to today's needs. the book opened up new ways of thinking about 'regionalism' in Minnesota architecture, and for that, we are forever grateful."
--Tom Fisher, Dean of College of Design, University of Minnesota



"Sm4to, 121pgs. Full bound white paper wraps with black titling on front cover and spine. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright, replete with color images and floor plans of Edwin Lundie's houses. Corner tips have a touch wear else in excellent condition.

The Weight of All Things
The Weight of All Things
Paperback      ISBN: 0786887036

"Bentez's third novel seamlessly blends fact with imagination, evoking the trauma of war more vividly than any newspaper account . . . beautifully illuminating." (Publishers Weekly starred review)

Sandra Bentez received international acclaim for her first two novels: A Place Where the Sea Remembers ("A quietly stunning work that leaves soft tracks in the heart" --Washington Post Book World) and Bitter Grounds ("The kind of book that fills your dreams for weeks" --Isabel Allende). Now she returns with an unforgettable tale of life in war-torn El Salvador.
Minnesota Impressionists
Minnesota Impressionists
Hardcover      ISBN: 0963933868

"Minnesota Impressionists" is a beautiful book that treats an important and previously unexplored chapter in American art. The period covered is pre-1940. Twenty-seven artists including Nicholas Brewer, Elizabeth Chant, and Alexis Jean Fournier and their paintings are addressed in separate essays, arranged alphabetically for easy reference.



Short Bike Rides in Minnesota
Short Bike Rides in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0762702079

Globe Pequot's Short Bike Rides "TM" series offers delightful short and moderate tours for all levels of cyclists. Each ride profile includes precise directions, excellent road maps, and vivid descriptions of the points of interest along the way. Also featured is "comfort" information -- the location of restaurants, bathroom facilities, and attractions located along the route.

Featuring a ride through Afton Park along the St. Croix River, a rail-to-trail trip along the Gateway Trail, and a scenic excursion along Lake Superior.

"Day-trippers should check this series -- some revised -- some new editions -- of Short Bike Rides..". -- Self

Wildflowers of Minnesota Field Guide
Wildflowers of Minnesota Field Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1885061633

A field guide to 200 of Minnesota's beautiful wildflowers

Full-page photos and descriptions make this the best guide to Minnesota's wildflowers

  • organized by color and size
  • icons make visual identification quick and easy
  • full-page, professional-quality photographs
  • easy-to-read format presenting information critical to accurate identification
  • identifies plants typical of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and native prairies
Twin Cities Then and Now
Twin Cities Then and Now
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513274

"Because of their relative stability, streets offer an incomparable framework for looking at the urban past and comparing it to the present," writes Millett in his introduction to Twin Cities Then and Now, which consists of seventy-two historic street scenes matched with new photographs taken from the same locations. Accompanying each scene is an informative essay that examines the often astonishing changes wrought by time and circumstance.

The historic photographs, some published here for the first time, include views taken from as long ago as the 1880s and as recently as the late 1950s. Jerry Mathiason's elegant new black-and-white photographs complement these historic images and provide superb visual comparisons between then and now, while Millett's lively text puts each scene into clear focus. Twin Cities Then and Now also includes four specially prepared maps along with detailed informational graphics that identify hundreds of significant buildings and places visible in the photographs.

Twin Cities Then and Now is an engaging, startling, and at times heartbreaking look at the dramatic march of progress in Minneapolis and St. Paul. For, as Millett also writes in his introduction, "to observe a city over time is to see, for better or worse, the remorseless power of change."

African Americans in Minnesota
African Americans in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514203

While making up a smaller percentage of Minnesota's population compared to national averages, African Americans have had a profound influence on the history and culture of the state from its earliest days to the present. Author David Taylor chronicles the rich history of Blacks in the state through careful analysis of census and housing records, newspaper records, and first-person accounts. He recounts the triumphs and struggles of African Americans in Minnesota over the past 200 years in a clear and concise narrative. Major themes covered include settlement by Blacks during the territorial and early statehood periods; the development of urban Black communities in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Duluth; Blacks in rural areas; the emergence of Black community organizations and leaders in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries; and Black communities in transition during the turbulent last half of the twentieth century. Taylor also introduces influential and notable African Americans: George Bonga, the first African American born in the region during the fur trade era; Harriet and Dred Scott, whose two-year residence at Fort Snelling in the 1830s later led to a famous, though unsuccessful, legal challenge to the institution of slavery; John Quincy Adams, publisher of the state's first Black newspaper; Fredrick L. McGhee, the state's first Black lawyer; community leaders, politicians, and civil servants including James Griffin, Sharon Sayles Belton, Alan Page, Jean Harris, and Dr. Richard Green; and nationally influential artists including August Wilson, Lou Bellamy, Prince, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis. African Americans in Minnesota is the fourth book in The People of Minnesota, a series dedicated to telling the history of the state through the stories of its ethnic groups in accessible and illustrated paperbacks.

Barefoot on Crane Island
Barefoot on Crane Island
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513630

he Myers family--practical, idealistic father, dainty, dignified mother, serious older brother Bob, rascally younger brother Everett, and Marjorie, the middle child and only girl--moved to the island cottage every summer once school let out and stayed until classes began again. Her story of those peaceful seasons is a fond reminiscence of a loving and supportive family and a powerful reminder of the timeless beauty of Minnesota summers at the lake.

"Crane Island, 'a tiny scrap of land in the remote western end of Lake Minnetonka's Upper Lake, ' is the setting for Marjorie Myers Douglas's engaging memoir, Barefoot on Crane Island. Children here form pirate gangs that meet at midnight in the icehouse, play tiddly winks with watermelon seeds, and gather in canoes to watch the sunset. Lovingly rendered, Crane Island recalls all of our summers at the lake. Yet it will appeal particularly to those readers eager for a return to a remembered time, before automobiles and television, when imagination and friendship were enough to fill the long summer days." --Mary Francois Rockcastle, author of Rainy Lake

The author has captured the summer-at-the-lake experience so familiar to many residents of the Upper Midwest. Writing about her coming-of-age years on Crane Island during the early part of this century, she reminds us of youthful adventures and the woods, water, and social activities that still occur in our Minnesota vacation places." --Carol Ryan, Star Island Historian