Minnesota 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Minnesota and Were Going to Ask Anyway [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 Zimmern weigh in on one of the nation’s most livable states. Profiles of writers F. Scott Fitzgerald, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Garrison Keillor are also included. The...

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

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Overview

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 Zimmern weigh in on one of the nation’s most livable states. Profiles of writers F. Scott Fitzgerald, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Garrison Keillor are also included. The guide runs the gamut of facts on the Gopher State—including great parks, Minnesota slang, outstanding theater, Nobel Prize winners, resident astronauts, and Minnesota “nice”—and is perfect for both the lifelong resident and the first-time visitor.

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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.
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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926916040
  • Publisher: MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 3 MB

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.


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