Minnesota 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Minnesota and Were Going to Ask Anyway

Overview

From Native Americans, the fur trade, and French exploration to British rule and Independence, and the largest mass execution in U.S. history to profiles of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garrison Keillor, HHH, SPAM, and Betty Crocker, no book is more comprehensive. No book is more fun.
Well-known Minnesotans weigh in on one of the nation’s most livable states. Crime historian Paul Maccabee spills the beans on gangsters in Minnesota, Howard Mohr tells us five ways ...

See more details below
Paperback
$12.31
BN.com price
(Save 17%)$14.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $2.17   
  • New (2) from $8.97   
  • Used (3) from $2.17   
Minnesota 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Minnesota and Were Going to Ask Anyway

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.49
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$9.99 List Price

Overview

From Native Americans, the fur trade, and French exploration to British rule and Independence, and the largest mass execution in U.S. history to profiles of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garrison Keillor, HHH, SPAM, and Betty Crocker, no book is more comprehensive. No book is more fun.
Well-known Minnesotans weigh in on one of the nation’s most livable states. Crime historian Paul Maccabee spills the beans on gangsters in Minnesota, Howard Mohr tells us five ways even you can talk like a Minnesotan, Annette Atkins gives up the five things that make Minnesota Minnesota, and celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern dishes on hotdish and other favorites. From great parks, Minnesota shorthand, and outstanding theater to Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, and Minnesota“nice,” it’s all here.
Whether you're a lifelong resident or a first-time visitor to the Gopher State, there is no more complete book about Minnesota. If you love Minnesota, you'll love Minnesota 101.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Marshall Independent
I read this book from cover to cover. I simply believe that every Minnesotan should read it, because what's inside this book is inside all of us—from the way we speak, to the jokes we tell, to the foods we bring to church.
From the Publisher
"I read this book from cover to cover. I simply believe that every Minnesotan should read it, because what's inside this book is inside all of us—from the way we speak, to the jokes we tell, to the foods we bring to church."  —Marshall Independent

"The pages practically turn themselves and contain some of the most entertaining tidbits of Minnesota Trivia ever gathered between two book covers. It is a fascinating treasure trove."  —Star Gazette

"Too bad I didn't have this book a year ago. It's a quick guide to the state with more than 10,000 lakes (11,842 if you are counting). And it has some pretty good information for newcomers and for longtime residents who just don't know as much about the great state of Minnesota as they think."  —Faribault Daily News

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981094182
  • Publisher: MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,389,685
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Matthews is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience as a writer and editor for national consumer and trade publications.

Katie Dohman is a freelance writer and editor who has contributed to such publications as Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Mpls.St.Paul Weddings, and Maui No Ka Oi Magazine. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Amanda Fretheim Gates is a writer who has contributed to such publications as Meetings: Minnesota's Hospitality Journal, Twin Cities Living, and Where Twin Cities magazine. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kristal Leebrick is a freelance writer who contributes regularly to the Twin Cities Daily Planet. She has written several history books for children and biographies as well of NASCAR racers Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ruth Weleczki is a writer and editor who has worked for such publications as the Utne Reader, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and Twin Cities Reader. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)