Minnesota and the Upper Midwest

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
Gunflint Burning: Fire in the Boundary Waters Gunflint Burning Fire in the Boundary Waters Cary J. Griffith 2019 Spring
The story of the Ham Lake fire, at the time the most destructive wildfire in modern Minnesota history—the blaze, the firefighters’ battle, the human toll
Sweet Nature: A Cook's Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup Sweet Nature A Cook's Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen 2019 Spring
A beautiful, delicious celebration of two natural sweeteners in irresistible recipes
Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma Larry Millett 2019 Spring
A murderer who eluded him in Munich draws an aging Sherlock Holmes into a monstrous mystery in small-town Minnesota in 1920
Pictures of Longing: Photography and the Norwegian–American Migration Pictures of Longing Photography and the Norwegian–American Migration Sigrid Lien 2018 Fall
Haunting and revealing photographs sent home by Norwegian immigrants in America as visual document and collective expression of the emigrant experience