Minnesota and the Upper Midwest

“But He Doesn’t Know the Territory”: The Story behind Meredith Willson’s The Music Man “But He Doesn’t Know the Territory” The Story behind Meredith Willson’s The Music Man Meredith Willson 2020 Fall
Chronicles the creation of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man—reprinted now as the Broadway Edition
Strongwood: A Crime Dossier Strongwood A Crime Dossier Larry Millett 2020 Fall
The seventh in Larry Millett’s thrilling mystery series pursues the tangled truth behind the killing of the spoiled young heir to an industrial fortune
One Summer Up North One Summer Up North John Owens 2020 Fall
A wordless picture-book journey through the Boundary Waters, canoeing and camping with a family as they encounter the northwoods wilderness in all its spectacular beauty
Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify Essays Carolyn Holbrook 2020 Spring
The compassionate and redemptive story of a prominent Black woman in the Twin Cities literary community
Minnesota’s Geologist: The Life of Newton Horace Winchell Minnesota’s Geologist The Life of Newton Horace Winchell Sue Leaf 2020 Spring
The story of the scientist who first mapped Minnesota’s geology, set against the backdrop of early scientific inquiry in the state
Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland: A Memoir of the Wangensteen Era Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland A Memoir of the Wangensteen Era Henry Buchwald 2020 Spring
The golden era in American surgery, described by a young doctor practicing under innovator Owen Wangensteen at the University of Minnesota
Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture Elizabeth Scheu Close A Life in Modern Architecture Jane King Hession 2020 Spring
An in-depth account of the life and career of Minnesota’s first modern architect
Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865–1912 Degrees of Freedom The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865–1912 William D. Green 2020 Spring
The true story, and the black citizens, behind the evolution of racial equality in Minnesota
Birds in Minnesota: Revised and Expanded Edition Birds in Minnesota Revised and Expanded Edition Robert B. Janssen 2019 Fall
A comprehensive update of the classic from the state’s foremost expert
Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe Walking the Old Road A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe Staci Lola Drouillard 2019 Fall
The story of a once vibrant, now vanished off-reservation Ojibwe village—and a vital chapter of the history of the North Shore
A to Zåäö: Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute A to Zåäö Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute Nate Christopherson and Tara Sweeney 2019 Fall
A playful picture-book tour of the Swedish alphabet, in which curious characters explore the American Swedish Institute
Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend Tony Oliva The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend Thom Henninger 2020 Spring
The astounding success and personal struggle of the Twins’ beloved outfielder and batting champion—from his arrival from Cuba at age twenty-two to the present
Professor Berman: The Last Lecture of Minnesota’s Greatest Public Historian Professor Berman The Last Lecture of Minnesota’s Greatest Public Historian Hy Berman 2019 Fall
Behind the scenes of Minnesota history, by way of the engaging life story of the state’s best-known and beloved political observer
The Lost Brothers: A Family’s Decades-Long Search The Lost Brothers A Family’s Decades-Long Search Jack El-Hai 2019 Fall
The dread, the drama, and the hope of a break in one of the country’s oldest active missing-child investigations
The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous: Beer and Brewing in the Badger State The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous Beer and Brewing in the Badger State Doug Hoverson 2019 Spring
From grain to glass—a complete illustrated history of brewing and breweries in the state more famous for beer than any other