Oddball Minnesota: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places
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BeschreibungLand of the world's largest prairie chicken, birthplace of SPAM(, and home of the world's oldest rock, this is Minnesota, where summers are short, winters are long, and back-road wonders abound. For travelers who are in search of the unusual, there is no better reason to hit the road to Minnesota, where weirdness awaits. 60 photos. 4 maps.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; Introduction: Ride the High Country or "They Went Thataway"; Cowboy Codes: Straight & Pure & All Boy; When We were Young: Nostalgia & the Cowboy Hero; Arms & the Man: The Friendly Gun; Give Me My Boots & Saddles: Camp Cowboy; Tall in the Saddle: Romance on the Range; White Hats & White Heroes: Who Is That Other Guy?; Virgin Land: Landscape, Nature, & Masculinity; Corporate Cowboys & the Shaping of a Nation; Postscript - The Frontiersman (1938); List of Films Mentioned; References; Index.
PortraitJerome Pohlen is the author of the Oddball series and a regular travel commentator for 848 on WBEZ, the Chicago affiliate of National Public Radio. He is a recent recipient of the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Award for Best Essay. He lives in Chicago.
Pressestimmen"Jerome Pohlen keeps finding amusing and offbeat spots all around the country." -- Associated Press, June 1, 2003. "Shows a different side of Minnesota." -- NWA World Traveller, June 2003. "Some of the stranger and less-probable visitor attractions around the United States." -- Arkansas Democrat, June 2003. "Amusing and offbeat." -- The Chippewa Herald. "Jerome Pohlen keeps finding amusing and off-beat spots all around the country." -- Red Wing Republican Eagle. "Very practical if you're traveling to the North Country, and very funny even if you're not." -- The Orange County Register.
Untertitel: 'Oddball States'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CHICAGO REVIEW PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 244 Seiten