Minnesota Biographies and Memoirs
Fourscore and Twelve: The Letters of Oscar Hawkins
Fourscore and Twelve: The Letters of Oscar Hawkins
Paperback      SKU: 1199626066
From Woodstoves to Astronauts
From Woodstoves to Astronauts
Trade Paperback      SKU: 1199562416
The Gag Family: German-Bohemian Artists in America
The Gag Family
German-Bohemian Artists in America
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1890434507
Anton Gag arrived in Minnesota from Bohemia about 1879, and founded an artistic dynasty in the German-Bohemian community of New Ulm. L'Enfant (art history, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota) follows his life and that of two of his children, Wanda Hazel (1893-1946), who became a famous children's book author and illustrator ( Millions of Cats ), and Flavia (1907-78), a prolific writer and painter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Green Card Entrepreneur Voices: How-to Business Stories from Minnesota Immigrants
Green Card Entrepreneur Voices
How-to Business Stories from Minnesota Immigrants
Paperback      ISBN: 1949523071
This book is a collection of digital narratives and personal essays written by twenty immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs from nineteen countries.
The Happiness Playlist: The True Story of Healing My Heart With Feel-Good Music
The Happiness Playlist
The True Story of Healing My Heart With Feel-Good Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0986360732
Minneapolis rock legend Mark Mallman woke at 3 a.m. with a crushing panic attack that wouldn't end. He responded by pouring songs into a happiness playlist and leaning on the wisdom of friends. This is the true story of a man beset by grief, healed by music, and learning to laugh through it all.
Hauling Water: Reflections on Making a Home in the North Woods
Hauling Water
Reflections on Making a Home in the North Woods
Paperback      ISBN: 0981930743
If youíre looking for grim determination in the teeth of starvation, youíre holding the wrong book. This is about adventures, such as maintaining a marriage despite paddling a canoe together. This book is funny, honest, engaging and insightful.
The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families
The Haymakers
A Chronicle of Five Farm Families
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513959
Winner of the Minnesota Book Award and the Red River Heritage Award! The Haymakers is an epic—the history of man's struggle with nature as well as man's struggle against machines. It relates the story of farmers and their obligations to their families, to the animals they fed, and to the land they tended. But The Haymakersis also an elegy—to a way of life fast disappearing from our landscape. In the most heartfelt essays, Hoffbeck chronicles his own family's struggle to hold onto their family farm and his personal struggle in deciding to leave farming for another way of life. Hoffbeck also seeks to document and preserve the commonplace methods of haymaking, information about haying that might otherwise be lost to posterity. He describes the tools and the methods of haymaking as well as the relentless demands of the farm. Using diaries, agricultural guidebooks and personal interviews, the folkways of cutting, raking, and harvesting hay have been recorded in these chapters. In the end, this book is not so much about agricultural history as it is about family history, personal history—how farm families survive, even persevere.

Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women's Movement
Her Honor
Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women's Movement
Paperback      ISBN: 0873518063
The remarkable story of the first woman to be named to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
I Go to America: Swedish American Women and the Life of Mina Anderson
I Go to America
Swedish American Women and the Life of Mina Anderson
Paperback      ISBN: 0873518357
An intimate and detailed portrait of young Swedish women who chose to immigrate to America in the nineteenth century--why they left, what they found, and how they survived.
I Trust To Be Believed: Speeches And Reflections
I Trust To Be Believed
Speeches And Reflections
Paperback      ISBN: 193247207x
Manuscripts and transcriptions of recorded addresses given by former Minnesota Governor Elmer L. Andersen from 1949 to 2003 on a variety of topics. Includes comments by the former Governor on the continued relevance of these issues in the 21st century.