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- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 17.00
Duluth may be the city of ?untold delights? as lampooned in a Kentucky congressman?s speech in 1871. Or it may be portrayed by a joke in Woody Allen?s film Manhattan . Or then again, it may be the ?Zenith City of the unsalted seas? celebrated by Dr. Thomas Preston Foster, founder of the city?s first newspaper. But whatever else it may be, this city... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1979; US$ 60.00
Together, using her journal and his sketches from a winter's journey on Gunflint Lake in northern Minnesota, the Jaqueses produced this delightful book, first published in 1944 and now reissued in its original format. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 13.00
On Christmas Day, 1926, twelve-year-old Clotilde ôCocoö Irvine received a blank diary as a present. Coco loved to writeùand to get into scrapesùand her new diary gave her the opportunity to explain her side of the messes she created: ôI'm in deep trouble through no fault of my own,ö her entries frequently began. The daughter... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 25.00
When Canoe Country and Snowshoe Country were first published, in 1938 and 1944, respectively, readers were charmed by their loving portrayal of the wilderness of northern Minnesota. Florence Page Jaques and her husband, Francis Lee Jaques, became celebrated champions of the Boundary Waters and its majestic environs. Now, for the first time, these classics... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1992; US$ 51.00
After a brief taste of urban life, and convinced that nothing equaled the formidable challenge of life in the heart of the vast woods, Peter M. Leschak returned to northern Minnesota. Letters from Side Lake chronicles the marvelous range of adventures and reflections?described with thoughtfulness and humor?springing from his pioneer-like existence.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1959; US$ 67.50
Minnesota's Changing Geography was first published in 1959. This book is intended to help children understand how the state of Minnesota developed as it did, what it looks like today, and why. The story, pictures, and maps tell of Minnesota's changing geography, but the subject embraces a good deal that lies beyond the boundaries of one state.... more...
- MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2010; US$ 9.99
From the wooly mammoth, British rule, and the post-Revolutionary government to snow, SPAM, and Betty Crocker, this is a comprehensive book on all things Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Well-known Minnesotans such as crime historian Paul Maccabee, meteorologist Paul Douglas, history professor and author Annette Atkins, and food celebrity Andrew... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 34.95
As many in the north country can attest, one of life's great pleasures resides in the tradition of sauna-sitting in 180-plus-degree heat and throwing cool water on oven-hot stones to create a blast of steam (called löyly ), followed by a jump in the lake, standing naked in subzero temperatures (or even a roll in the snow), or just relaxing... more...
- Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2011; US$ 26.99
Long before he was considered a top prospective presidential candidate for 2012—even before he landed on John McCain’s short list of potential running mates in 2008—Governor Tim Pawlenty had already earned legendary status in conservative circles. In his hard-left-leaning home state of Minnesota, the man known as “T-Paw”... more...