Minnesota Biographies and Memoirs
Between Deep Valley and the Great World : Maud Hart Lovelace in Minneapolis
Between Deep Valley and the Great World : Maud Hart Lovelace in Minneapolis
Paperback      SKU: 1199564621

Foreword by Patricia Hampl.

Beware of Cat: And Other Encounters of a Letter Carrier
Beware of Cat
And Other Encounters of a Letter Carrier
Hardcover      ISBN: 087351582x
One sunny day on his postal route, Vincent Wyckoff crosses the path of an elderly gentleman whistling for his lost parakeet. The old man is upset, and Wyckoff moves down the block slowly, looking high and low, hoping to spot the little bird. He reaches the man’s house and offers sympathy to his wife, who smiles sadly and says, “We haven’t had that bird for twenty-five years.” Letter carriers like Wyckoff walk through the same neighborhood each day, observing the lives and routines of its residents. They learn its stories, make connections between people, and, in many ways, become the common thread that connects neighbors to one another. Along Wyckoff’s mail route, Native American children teach him about totems. He finds assistance for a reclusive chain-smoking book collector who can’t maintain his property. He delivers a much-delayed registered letter mailed from Saigon in 1976. Over the years, Wyckoff sees the neighborhood of blue-collar retirees change as a diverse group of younger people move in and raise their families. Celebrating the triumphs in everyday life and demonstrating the danger of trusting first impressions, Beware of Cat reveals the inner workings of an ordinary place of extraordinary interest. Vincent Wyckoff was a laborer, a construction worker, and a sheetmetal worker before he became a letter carrier in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1990. This is his first book.
Big: World Records in the Streets! Plus Tap Dancing Galore
Big
World Records in the Streets! Plus Tap Dancing Galore
Paperback      ISBN: 0878394370
Bittersweet Berries: Growing Up Jewish in Minnesota
Bittersweet Berries
Growing Up Jewish in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0930100832
Ruth F. Brin's compelling memoir reveals the childhood beginnings of her life as feminist thinker, poet, and well-respected writer of the Jewish faith. Brin draws close and loving portraits of her parents and older brothers, and outlines the history of her paternal grandparents who came to America from Austria-Hungary in the late 1880s to settle in Saint Paul. Early on, Brin relates her growing sense of how her religious faith will be integrated into her life and the ways in which she and her family must confront and survive instances of anti-Semitism. The author's original poems combine with her family's traditional stories to make Bittersweet Berries a unique narrative of one woman's beginnings and growth as an accomplished writer and religious thinker.
Bloodline
Bloodline
Paperback      ISBN: 1424549388
Torn from an idyllic life with extended family in 1960s Alabama, Johnny Turnipseed moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a father he no longer recognized. A.C. Turnipseed's alcoholism and womanizing started a chain reaction of poverty, violence and addiction almost destroying three generations. From lost little boy to gang leader, drug dealer and pimp to one of the nation's most respected pioneers of community restoration, John Turnipseed's story of transformation is told with honesty and hope. Original.
Born That Way
Born That Way
Hardcover      SKU: 119912608x
Bright Beat the Water: Memories of a Wilderness Artist
Bright Beat the Water
Memories of a Wilderness Artist
Paperback      ISBN: 0939923300
Canoeing with the Cree
Canoeing with the Cree
Paperback      ISBN: 9780873515337
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.
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.
Canoeing With the Cree
Canoeing With the Cree
Paperback      ISBN: 0873518772
Collector’s edition of the beloved classic that recounts the adventurous 2,250- mile canoe trip by two rookie paddlers from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, with an annotated map suitable for framing and a keepsake tin.