Minnesota Writing
Canoeing With The Cree
Canoeing With The Cree
Paperback      ISBN: 0873515331
00 In 1930 two novice paddlers--Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port--launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. Nearly four months later, after shooting hundreds of sets of rapids and surviving exceedingly bad conditions and even worse advice, the ragged, hungry adventurers arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay--with winter freeze-up on their heels. First published in 1935, Canoeing with the Cree is Sevareid?s classic account of this youthful odyssey. The newspaper stories that Sevareid wrote on this trip launched his distinguished journalism career, which included more than a decade as a television correspondent and commentator on the CBS Evening News. Now with a new foreword by Arctic explorer, Ann Bancroft.
Cold Comfort: Life at the Top of the Map
Cold Comfort
Life at the Top of the Map
Paperback      ISBN: 081663260x
The Conscience of a Liberal: Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda
The Conscience of a Liberal
Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda
Paperback      ISBN: 081664179x
Country Matters: Narrative and Commentary on Joseph Taylor Jr.'s Early 1950s Journal As Reconstructed by Close Friends Kathryn Nolan & Mickey N
Country Matters
Narrative and Commentary on Joseph Taylor Jr.'s Early 1950s Journal As Reconstructed by Close Friends Kathryn Nolan & Mickey N
Paperback      ISBN: 1890676985
County Lines
County Lines
Paperback      ISBN: 0926147277
Distant Fires: Duluth to Hudson Bay
Distant Fires
Duluth to Hudson Bay
Paperback      ISBN: 0816655030
Details the adventures of two men on a 1,700-mile canoe trip from Duluth, Minnesota, to the shores of Hudson Bay and discusses their battle with mosquitoes, their struggle with a tent that does not stay up in the wind, and their diet of macaroni and cheese for countless breakfasts, among other mishaps. Reprint.
Dorie La Valle
Dorie La Valle
Paperback      ISBN: 0878393668
"Born on the first day of 1900, Dorie finds herself at odds with the world and out of options. When she married Louie LaValle, a local man with an inherited farm, but not the talent or stamina to run it, Dorie is anchored in poverty, childless and tied to someone she doesn't love. Prohibition and desperation inspire Dorie to make and sell moonshine to the men in town; soon she makes more money than she ever dreamt possible. To expand production, she enlists freewheeling Victor, who builds a secret distillery in the woods. When Victor appears at her door with a gunshot wound, describing an ambush at the still, it's up to Dorie to protect her future--and Victor--against angry neighbors, a zealous sheriff and the Chicago mob."--P. [4] of cover.
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.
Faces of Christmas Past
Faces of Christmas Past
Hardcover      ISBN: 1890434027
Faint Praise
Faint Praise
Paperback      ISBN: 159493164x