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Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range
     

Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range

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by Aaron Brown
 
The culture of Minnesota's Iron Range is transforming before the eyes of its inhabitants. Nowhere is this change captured better than in Aaron Brown's book Overburden. As a columnist for the Hibbing Daily Tribune and a father of three boys, Aaron is one of a rare breed of "modern" Iron Rangers who are stepping away from the blue collar work of their parents and

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The culture of Minnesota's Iron Range is transforming before the eyes of its inhabitants. Nowhere is this change captured better than in Aaron Brown's book Overburden. As a columnist for the Hibbing Daily Tribune and a father of three boys, Aaron is one of a rare breed of "modern" Iron Rangers who are stepping away from the blue collar work of their parents and striving to find a place in a growing economy of creativity and development. Brown delves into the history and mystery surrounding the Iron Range to explore the region's mystique and create a stunning and often hilarious biography of a people and a place he has called home nearly his entire life.

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PoliticsInMinnesota.com
[Brown is] the Range's most passionate voice on the 'net.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780980078909
Publisher:
Red Step Press
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Barton Sutter
"The Iron Range has found its voice in Aaron Brown. The kid with Coke-bottle glasses who was raised in a trailer next to his parents' junkyard has grown up to write a ferocious, loving anthem to his home region. Historical, political, deeply personal, "Overburden" is rich with details but sizzles with narrative drive. Oddly enough--or maybe not--Brown, as author, has all the qualities we look for in a great hockey player: guts and heart, vision, skills, and speed. Rangers will see themselves in this book. Outsiders will be stung by envy."--(Barton Sutter, Minnesota book award winning author of Cold Comfort)

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Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This awesome book just won the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Creative Non Fiction/Memoir!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like a Bill Bryson-type humor, you'll love Aaron Brown's book. This book is basically a memoir of a place, the Iron Range of Minnesota. I laughed out loud, but I also walked away with a new perspective on rural/industrial areas and towns that grew up through a particular industry (mining) but are learning to survive after the boom ended. Mostly, though, it is just fun to read.