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- University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 54.00
Regional travel expert Eric Dregni takes the reader on an off-center tour of the bizarre?and the beautiful?across Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin, from the Corn Palace to the world's tallest structure: a TV tower jutting nearly a half mile into the sky. Complete with descriptions, driving directions, and photographs, Midwest Marvels... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 51.00
Only in Minnesota can you snap a Polaroid of a fifty-five-foot-tall grinning green man with a size seventy-eight shoe or marvel at the spunk of a Swede who dedicated his life to spinning a gigantic ball of twine. Minnesota Marvels is a tour of the inspired, bizarre, sometimes gruesome, brilliant, scandalous, and funny sites around the state. Conveniently... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 22.95
Eric Dregnis great-grandfather Ellef fled Norway in 1893 when it was the poorest country in Europe. More than one hundred years later, his great-grandson traveled back to find thatmostly due to oil and natural gas discoveriesit is now the richest. The circumstances of his return were serendipitous, as the notice that Dregni won a... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 22.95
Growing up with Swedish and Norwegian grandparents with a dash of Danish thrown in for balance, Eric Dregni thought Scandinavians were perfectly normal. Who doesn't enjoy a good, healthy salad (Jell-O packed with canned fruit, colored marshmallows, and pretzels) or perhaps some cod soaked in drain cleaner as the highlights of Christmas? Only later... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 30.00
Lake Minnetonka is renowned for its natural beauty as well as the prominent people it has attracted to its shores as a historic site of grand hotels, steamboats, and wealthy visitors from around the world, and as the home of the legendary Excelsior Amusement Park. But did you know that early European settlers to the region faced conditions so dire... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available
Welcome! Benvenuti ! It?s summertime in northern Minnesota and a bus full of kids is about to arrive at the Italian Concordia Language Village, better known as camp . Inexplicably the chief lifeguard has chosen this moment to conduct a ?missing villager drill,? prompting staff to strip to their underwear in a simulated rush to search the lake.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 23.00
I simply want to live in the place with the best food in the world. This dream led Eric Dregni to Italy, first to Milan and eventually to a small, fog-covered town to the north: Modena, the birthplace of balsamic vinegar, Ferrari, and Luciano Pavarotti. Never Trust a Thin Cook is a classic American abroad tale, brimming with adventures both expected... more...