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MPR | The best books to give and get: Nonfiction picks of 2017

By Tracie Mumford, Stephanie Curtis, Euan Kerr, Kerri Miller
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Zipes_Tales coverThe University of Minnesota's Jack Zipes is one of the world's leading experts on fairy tales. For years he has collected antique picture postcard depictions of various versions of stories we all think we know — "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella," "Snow White" and a host of others. In this new collection, Zipes has created a luscious coffee table book which not only displays his best cards, but also explains the often dark histories behind the tales. He also explores the history of the postcard itself, and what has made the postcard industry hugely popular for so long.

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