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The River We Have Wrought

The River We Have Wrought is a landmark history of the upper Mississippi, from early European exploration through the completion of a navigable channel and a system of locks and dams in the...


My Father's War: Stories of Midwestern Men

In this collection of stories, Barton Sutter shows us all the ways in which we are shaped by our surroundings. With an unswerving gaze, he portrays the rituals of growing up that we all experience,...


Wanda Gag

In this illustrated volume, Winnan provides an account of Wanda Gag''s life and printmaking art, exploring the ways in which Gag''s work reflects not only her Minnesota childhood but her immigrant...


Jailhouse Stories

Haugerud describes what it was like to live above a prison, where jailbirds and jailbreaks were part of family life. These are the reminiscences of a man dedicated to maintaining order during both...


Cold Comfort

Temperatures that dive to forty degrees below zero are only part of life in northern Minnesota, according to award-winning writer Barton Sutter. Cold Comfort is his temperamental tribute to the city...


Minnesota Rag

Minnesota Rag takes the reader on an exhilarating tour of the seamy underside of a dark period in Minnesota's past, one rife with crooked public officials, vengeful gangsters, and yellow journalists....


A Queer Mother for the Nation

Chilean writer Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), the first Latin American to win theNobel Prize for Literature, was a poetic idol for generations of Latin Americans who viewed her as Womanhood incarnate,...


Nacho Lopez, Mexican Photographer

Photographer Nacho Lopez was Mexico's Eugene Smith, fusing social commitment with searing imagery to dramatize the plight of the helpless, the poor, and the marginalized in the pages of glossy...


Down and out

Minneapolis's skid row, known as the Gateway district, was a lively area consisting of dozens of bars, flophouses, pawnshops, burlesque houses, charity missions, and office buildings that had aged...


Double Cross

Looks at the lives of a number of elderly Japanese Americans who relocated to Chicago after World War II and explores race and ethnic relations in post-World War II Chicago.


A Queer Mother for the Nation

Chilean writer Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), the first Latin American to win theNobel Prize for Literature, was a poetic idol for generations of Latin Americans who viewed her as Womanhood incarnate,...


Citadel in the Wilderness

In 1805 Colonel Josiah Snelling erected a stone fortress at the point where the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers merged, on territory secured by Lieutenant Zebulon Pike in a treaty with the Sioux...


Wrong Man

The Wrong Man is the dramatic story of Michael Mello's twenty-year-long fight to save Spaziano from being executed for crimes he didn't commit. In a gripping personal account Mello, a well-known...


A Man's Reach

"Andersen's story is the Horatio Alger myth made real, but his life is about much more than money and politics. He believes in public service, in democracy, and in striving to meet the needs of all...


The Evening Crowd at Kirmser'S

Gay life and culture in Minnesota at the wake of World War II is brilliantly chronicled in this vivid, intimate, and sometimes shocking memoir by a lifelong journalist. Reprint. (Social Science).


The Rez Road Follies

This work captures storteller, poet, and performer Jim Northrup at his shrewdest and funniest. He tells the key events of his own life: his childhood in a government boarding school, combat in...


Foucault and Heidegger

An essential consideration of these two closely related and influential figures. Michel Foucault and Martin Heidegger are two of the most important intellectual figures of the twentieth century, and...


Foucault and Heidegger

Michel Foucault and Martin Heidegger are two of the most important intellectual figures of the twentieth century, and yet there are significant, largely unexplored questions about the relationship...


Letters from Country

Letters from the Country, one of Bly's best-known and best-loved books, is a collection of essays as fresh today as when they were originally published in Minnesota Monthly. This contemporary classic...


Hollywood Diary

Twelve Untold Tales of Gary Cooper, Patsy Kelly, Pola Negri, Robert Taylor, Zeppo Marx, Quentin Crisp, The Grapes of Wrath, "Our Gang," Rock Hudson, Soupy Sales, and more. A Work of Non-Fiction by...


Not So Dumb

Marie Wilson was one of the best of the "dumb blondes" of the 1930s and 1940s, but what most people don't know is that she was a highly intelligent woman who painstakingly created her persona in...


A Wild Neighborhood

John Henricksson's neighbors stop by to chat or to have a bite to eat or just to sit and watch. But in his Wild Neighborhood the visitors are the black bear, gray jay, timber wolf, owl, white-tailed...


A Wilderness within

Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) was acknowledged during his lifetime as a leader of the American environmental movement, an emblematic figure for a generation of activists. A Wilderness Within is the...


A Wilderness within

Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) was acknowledged during his lifetime as a leader of the American environmental movement, an emblematic figure for an entire generation of activists. A Wilderness Within is...


Travelers, Immigrants, Inmates

Travelers, Immigrants, Inmates was first published in 1995. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from...


Signed Malraux

Traces the life and career of the French novelist, describing his participation in the Spanish Civil War, command of a World War II resistance brigade, and his position as a government minister.


The Witness of Combines

When Kent Meyers's father died of a stroke, there was corn to plant, cattle to feed, and a farm to maintain. Here, in a fresh and vibrant voice, Meyers recounts the wake of his father's death when he...


Patty's Journey

In 1936, four-year-old Patty Pearson was taken from her parents and placed in the State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children in Owatonna, Minnesota. Once at Owatonna, Patty was...


Woman of the Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters region of Minnesota and Ontario is a vast wilderness of quiet beauty, visited and loved by many, but home to only a rugged few. In 1928, Justine Kerfoot arrived, a Northwestern...


Sade: the Invention of the Libertine Body

In this long-awaited translation of a book regarded by many as the best on the subject, Henaff says that Sade should be discussed less for the sensual heat of his writing and more for the larger...