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Blue Ribbon: A Social and Pictorial History of the Mn State Fair
Blue Ribbon
A Social and Pictorial History of the Mn State Fair
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512529
Covers everything from prize animals to fair architecture to speeches to Pronto Pups.
Washington, D.C.: Then and Now
Washington, D.C.
Then and Now
Hardcover      ISBN: 1571451919
A rephotographic project. The original exposures are black & white; most of the rephotos from the same spots are in color. Landscape format, 11x10. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Going Back to Bisbee
Going Back to Bisbee
Paperback      ISBN: 0816512892
One of America's most distinguished poets shares his fascination with a distinctive corner of the country--Bisbee, Arizona--with a narrative that reflects the history of the area, the beauty of the landscape, and his own life. Simultaneous.
Twin Cities Then and Now
Twin Cities Then and Now
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513274
"Because of their relative stability, streets offer an incomparable framework for looking at the urban past and comparing it to the present," writes Millett in his introduction to Twin Cities Then and Now, which consists of seventy-two historic street scenes matched with new photographs taken from the same locations. Accompanying each scene is an informative essay that examines the often astonishing changes wrought by time and circumstance. The historic photographs, some published here for the first time, include views taken from as long ago as the 1880s and as recently as the late 1950s. Jerry Mathiason's elegant new black-and-white photographs complement these historic images and provide superb visual comparisons between then and now, while Millett's lively text puts each scene into clear focus. Twin Cities Then and Now also includes four specially prepared maps along with detailed informational graphics that identify hundreds of significant buildings and places visible in the photographs. Twin Cities Then and Now is an engaging, startling, and at times heartbreaking look at the dramatic march of progress in Minneapolis and St. Paul. For, as Millett also writes in his introduction, "to observe a city over time is to see, for better or worse, the remorseless power of change."
The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld
The Gangs of New York
An Informal History of the Underworld
Paperback      ISBN: 1560252758
Published to coincide with the new Martin Scorcese film of the same name, this revealing book explores the gangs of the 19th century and charts their influence on the underworld in the 20th century. Original.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
A Savannah Story
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679429220
In charming, beautiful, and wealthy old-South Savannah, Georgia, the local bad boy is shot dead inside of the opulent mansion of a gay antiques dealer, and a gripping trial follows
The Days of Rondo
The Days of Rondo
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512561
Voyageurs Highway: Minnesota's Border Lake Land
Voyageurs Highway
Minnesota's Border Lake Land
Paperback      ISBN: 0873510062
The voyageur's highway was the route from Lake Superior along inland waterways to the Minnesota North Country. Countless people—explorers, fur traders, missionaries, map makers, lumberjacks, miners, naturalists—were drawn to the region's woods and lakeshores. Indians, French Canadians,Scandinavians, and Slavs all used the rich resources of the land to follow an old way of life or to find a new one. In a lively, clear style, Grace Lee Nute tells the fascinating story of their adventures and love of the land. The Voyageur's Highway serves as a dependable source of historical information on the fur trade era, the opening of the Iron Range, and the loggers' way of life.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Country
Laura Ingalls Wilder Country
Paperback      ISBN: 0060973463
Chronicling the lives of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family members, a photographic tour includes images of the cabins, homes, and towns in which she lived, as well as pictures of such items as the family Bible and Pa's fiddle. Reprint.
Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley: A History
Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley
A History
Paperback      ISBN: 1560445408
A lively and textured narrative history of the fertile Gallatin Valley and its urban hub, the city of Bozeman, Montana. Includes nearly 300 b&w photographs, etchings, and maps and makes good use of first-hand accounts such as memoirs, letters, and newspaper articles. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.