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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.
Minnesota Days: Our Heritage in Stories, Art, and Photos
Minnesota Days
Our Heritage in Stories, Art, and Photos
Hardcover      ISBN: 0896584216
Hit the road with Voyageur Press. From sea to shining sea, Voyageur has the illustrated travel and regional interest titles your customers want, whether for travel planning or keepsake. So plan ahead and create a travel showcase and promotion--including our books--geared towards the traveler; and you won't be disappointed with the results.
Minnesota in the Civil War: An Illustrated History
Minnesota in the Civil War
An Illustrated History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873513878
From the opening shots at Bull Run until silence fell over Appomattox, the young men of Minnesota were active combatants in the nation's epic struggle. Minnesota in the Civil War draws upon the Minnesota Historical Society's vast collections of soldiers' diaries and letters, as well as contemporary newspaper accounts, rare photographs, drawings, maps, uniforms and equipment, to create a vivid picture of daily life. What emerges are vivid, haunting images of the heaviest and deadliest fighting—Bull Run, the Hornet's Nest at Shiloh, Antietam, Chattanooga, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Nashville, Sherman's march to the sea—but also the overwhelming loneliness and tedium of war. Amid the mud and monotony, the endless days of drilling interrupted by short spurts of intense fighting, these young men reflect, often eloquently, on their mortality and the persistent fear that they will never again see their loved ones. Every page contains moments of simple compassion: a Tennessee woman who gives her best quilt to a Minnesota boy to disguise his uniform behind enemy lines, a young private struggling for the right words to tell his mother that his brother has been killed at Gettysburg. And images of unspeakable brutality: the savagery of the surgeon's tent or the slow torture of prison life in Libby and Andersonville. Here, too, are many forgotten aspects of the war from the Red River expedition and the Mobile Bay expedition to the eight-hundred-mile pursuit of Confederate General Sterling Price through Arkansas and Missouri to the second war on the homefront as the Dakota Indians took up arms in August 1862. Beginning with the famous Civil War paintings on display in the Minnesota State Capitol, author Kenneth Carley narrates the story of the Minnesota regiments and their sacrifices to the Union cause. The result is a multi-dimensional picture of Minnesota's contribution to the Civil War. From the first eager volunteers of the First Minnesota to the final bugle calls as troops were mustered out at Fort Snelling, Minnesota in the Civil War is a tribute to both the daily courage Minnesota's soldiers had to gather and the valor they showed on battlefields across the country in the name of preserving the Union.
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.
Knights and Knaves of Autumn: 40 Years of Pro Football and the Minnesota Vikings
Knights and Knaves of Autumn
40 Years of Pro Football and the Minnesota Vikings
Paperback      ISBN: 1885061846
The Library Book: Centennial History of the Minneapolis Public Library
The Library Book
Centennial History of the Minneapolis Public Library
Hardcover      ISBN: 0961371609
Icy Pleasures: Minnesota Celebrates Winter
Icy Pleasures
Minnesota Celebrates Winter
Hardcover      ISBN: 1890434019
Progressive Design in the Midwest: The Purcell-Cutts House and the Prairie School Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Progressive Design in the Midwest
The Purcell-Cutts House and the Prairie School Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Paperback      ISBN: 0816638470
Undefeated: The Life of Hubert H. Humphrey
Undefeated
The Life of Hubert H. Humphrey
Library      ISBN: 0822599538
Focuses on the compassion and strength of character that helped Humphrey through the ups and downs of his political career
River Of Conflict, River Of Dreams: Three Hundred Years On The Upper Mississippi
River Of Conflict, River Of Dreams
Three Hundred Years On The Upper Mississippi
Paperback      ISBN: 188065430x
Conflict concerning the river, and how to best use it, still continues. Environmentalists and developers have divergent views. Among the institutions suggesting a new interpretation of the river is the Riverfront Corporation of St. Paul. Encouraged by the Corporation's Board of Directors and its Executive Director, Patrick Seeb, communities of the Upper Mississippi are establishing new relationships with the river and are working with each other, united by the great river that runs through them all. This is the story that Biloine W. Young tells.