Minnesota Biographies and Memoirs
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.