By D.J. Tice
Winner of the 2000 Minnesota e-book Award within the type of "History."
A century of swap, chance, and turmoil: Minnesotans' lives, of their personal words.
One hundred years of outstanding 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 unearths 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 global Wars; of the "Iron Lady," influential Chisholm journalist Veda Ponikvar; of Clarence Forester of north Minneapolis, who fought within the Spanish Civil warfare; of the Vietnam battle, and its intending to a soldier returning domestic in 1968 and to a war-torn relocated Vietnamese kin; and of the reviews of the state's such a lot well-known 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 previous twenty years and its carrying on with influence on Minnesota's rural communities.
Lavishly illustrating those reminiscences are indelible images-contemporary images of the storytellers, in addition to historic perspectives of road scenes, prohibition arrests, and landscapes-that replicate the alterations of the earlier 100 years.
Minnesota's 20th Century is wealthy with the sound of Minnesota voices. it's a e-book for heritage buffs, fans of nearby lore, and somebody who's moved by means of brilliant stories of worry and heroism, happiness and humor-a ideal end-of-the-century souvenir for Minnesota readers.
D. J. Tice has been a author, editor, and writer in Minnesota for two decades and is presently a columnist and editorial board member on the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
A bright portrait of ‘real life’ in our Minnesota. -- Mpls./St. Paul Magazine
The goals of this quantity are either huge, immense and worthy.The effects are attention-grabbing. -- Minnesota per month