By D.J. Tice
Winner of the 2000 Minnesota booklet Award within the class of "History."
A century of switch, chance, and turmoil: Minnesotans' lives, of their personal words.
One hundred years of exceptional Minnesota tales are introduced jointly for the 1st time in Minnesota's 20th Century. a suite of writings and interviews that originated with the preferred characteristic "A Century of Stories" within the St. Paul Pioneer Press, this booklet finds the growth of a brave, industrious humans and their altering state.
In Minnesota's 20th Century, we learn own tales: of the Prohibition-era cab driving force promoting moonshine at the streets of St. Paul; of the Hill sisters' fight to outlive the good melancholy in western Minnesota; of the results of 2 generation-defining international Wars; of the "Iron Lady," influential Chisholm journalist Veda Ponikvar; of Clarence Forester of north Minneapolis, who fought within the Spanish Civil struggle; of the Vietnam battle, and its aspiring to a soldier returning domestic in 1968 and to a war-torn relocated Vietnamese kin; and of the studies of the state's such a lot sought after politicians, well known athletes, and infamous criminals.
We additionally learn of the century's tragedies and social dramas: the Milford Mine catastrophe of 1924, racial discrimination and the fight for equality, and the farm concern of the earlier 20 years and its carrying on with impression on Minnesota's rural communities.
Lavishly illustrating those memories are indelible images-contemporary pictures of the storytellers, in addition to historic perspectives of highway scenes, prohibition arrests, and landscapes-that mirror the adjustments of the previous 100 years.
Minnesota's 20th Century is wealthy with the sound of Minnesota voices. it's a e-book for background buffs, fanatics of nearby lore, and somebody who's moved through brilliant stories of trouble and heroism, happiness and humor-a excellent end-of-the-century keepsake for Minnesota readers.
D. J. Tice has been a author, editor, and writer in Minnesota for two decades and is at present a columnist and editorial board member on the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
A vibrant portrait of ‘real life’ in our Minnesota. -- Mpls./St. Paul Magazine
The pursuits of this quantity are either huge, immense and worthy.The effects are interesting. -- Minnesota per month