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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.
Murder in Minnesota: A Collection of True Cases
Murder in Minnesota
A Collection of True Cases
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511808
This treasury of vintage crime offers a vivid picture of Minnesota from the time it achieved statehood in 1858 through 1917. It also traces the gradual changes in social attitudes from the days of frontier justice to the abolishment of capital punishment in 1911.
Coffee Made Her Insane
Coffee Made Her Insane
Paperback      ISBN: 0933387016
How to Talk Minnesotan: A Visitor's Guide
How to Talk Minnesotan
A Visitor's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0140092846
Hardwood Heroes: Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Basketball
Hardwood Heroes
Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Basketball
Hardcover      ISBN: 0931714931
Hardwood Heroes tells the tale of Minnesota basketball, including high school, college and professional male and female teams. It is a great book full of wonderful stories, along with personal memories and photos.

Ghostly Tales of Minnesota
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.
Looking for the Summer
Looking for the Summer
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1559718382
The world-class photographer turns his lense on the North Woods, documenting the nature of this wild section of Minnesota, illuminating the wildlife, wildflowers, water, and open skies, bringing his interests in native American mythology and Zen Buddhism into the lovingly crafted shots.
Norwegians in Minnesota
Norwegians in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514211
The images of the Vikings professional football team, the stereotype of the "Norwegian bachelor farmer," and even Minnesotan's speech patterns proclaim the Norwegian heritage of Minnesota. But the Norwegian settlers have contributed much more to the state.
O Clouds, Unfold: Clara Ueland and Her Family
O Clouds, Unfold
Clara Ueland and Her Family
Hardcover      ISBN: 1932472029
Brenda Ueland tells the story of her mother, Clara, who was deeply involved in the civic life of the Twin Cities and in the efforts of women to gain the right to vote. The book exudes the charm of an earlier time, when people rode carriages downtown.
Legacy of Violence: Lynch Mobs and Executions in Minnesota
Legacy of Violence
Lynch Mobs and Executions in Minnesota
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816638101
Minnesota is one of only twelve states that does not allow the death penalty, but that was not always the case. In fact, until 1911 executions in the state were legal and frequently carried out. In Legacy of Violence, John D. Bessler takes us on a compelling journey through the history of lynchings and state-sanctioned executions that dramatically shaped Minnesota’s past.Through personal accounts of those involved with the events, Bessler traces the history of both famous and lesser-known executions and lynchings in Minnesota, the state’s anti–death penalty and anti-lynching movements, and the role of the media in the death penalty debate. Bessler reveals Abraham Lincoln’s thoughts as he ordered the largest mass execution in U.S. history of thirty-eight Indians in Mankato after the Dakota Conflict of 1862. He recounts the events surrounding the death of Ann Bilansky, the only woman ever executed in Minnesota, and the infamous botched hanging of William Williams, which led to renewed calls for the abolition of capital punishment. He tells the story of the 1920 lynching in Duluth of three African-American circus workers—wrongfully accused of rape—and the anti-lynching crusade that followed. The significant role that Minnesota played in America’s transformation to private, after-dark executions is presented in the discussion of the “midnight assassination law.