Buy select history e-books for $4.99 from popular e-book vendors such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, and more. Good through January.

The Assassination of Hole in the Day

The Assassination of Hole in the Day

by Anton Treuer

E-book regularly priced at $12.99

Biography/Ojibwe History

The Assassination of Hole in the Day is a masterful history, and more. Anton Treuer illuminates the character of a controversial and charismatic Ojibwe leader from within Ojibwe culture, and tells a powerful story of loss that reverberates in the present.” –Louise Erdrich

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phpSsxfC3Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out

by Annette Atkins

E-book regularly priced at $15.99

Minnesota History

Renowned historian Annette Atkins presents a fresh understanding of how a complex and modern Minnesota came into being in Creating Minnesota. Each chapter of this innovative state history focuses on a telling detail, a revealing incident, or a meaningful issue that illuminates a larger event, social trends, or politics during a period in our past.

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Hmong in Minnesota

by Chia Youyee Vang

E-book regularly priced at $9.99

Hmong History/Minnesota History

Chia Youyee Vang reveals the intricate history of Hmong Minnesotans, many of whom were forced to flee their homeland of Laos when the communists seized power during the Vietnam War. Vang offers a unique window into the lives of the Minnesota Hmong through the stories of individuals who represent the experiences of many.

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phprDPPEyMinneapolis in the Twentieth Century: The Growth of an American City

by Iric Nathanson

E-book regularly priced at $16.99

Minnesota History

Iric Nathanson shines a light in dark corners of the city’s past, exploring corruption that existed between the police department and city hall, brutal suppression of Depression-era unions, and reports on anti-Semitism at midcentury. Still other subjects that on the surface seem disparaging offer the city’s residents an opportunity to shine.

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phpTrUncqNorwegians on the Prairie: Ethnicity and the Development of the Country Town

by Odd S. Lovoll

E-book regularly priced at $17.99

Minnesota History/Scandinavian History

Benson, Madison, and Starbuck were settled primarily by Norwegians and served as urban centers–railroad hubs, destinations for trade, and social nexuses–for the farming communities that surround them. Lovoll’s meticulous research reveals strong ties to homeland that are visible today.

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phpwiiZrHPale Horse at Plum Run: The First Minnesota at Gettysburg

by Brian Leehan

E-book regularly priced at $12.99

Minnesota History/Civil War History

The First Minnesota’s stand late on July 2, 1863, stopped a furious rebel assault and saved the day for the Union. Emerging from the chaos of battle, however, confused officers and frightened soldiers told very different stories of the day. By tracking the movements of individuals over the field of battle, Leehan reconstructs in amazing detail the story of this remarkable band of soldiers.

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phpIc5uKySpirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past

by Diane Wilson

E-book regularly priced at $14.99

Memoir/Dakota History

A haunting account of the lives of a Dakota Indian family, based on original research, that re-creates an oral history that was lost, or repressed, or simply set aside as gritty issues of survival demanded attention.

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phptLhLupThe Story of Cole Younger: Being an Autobiography of the Missouri Guerilla Captain and Outlaw, His Capture and Prison Life, and the Only Authentic Account of the Northfield Raid Published

by Cole Younger

E-book regularly priced at $9.99

Autobiography/History

“Cole, like his partner-in-crime Jesse James, would use the power of the printed word to deny his wrongdoing and elevate himself into a misunderstood, if not honorable, war hero and lover of children, small animals, truth, justice and the American way.”–from the introduction by Marley Brant

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phpliarfOTwin Cities Picture Show: A Century of Moviegoing

by Dave Kenney

E-book regularly priced at $15.99

Minnesota History

Filled with photos of the dazzling marquees and great theaters of yesterday and today, historian Dave Kenney’s highly readable account offers rich histories of some of the grandest theaters ever constructed and the impresarios and business leaders who took the risks and made the fortunes.

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phpGVVJ8vThe Voyageur

by Grace Lee Nute

E-book regularly priced at $11.99

Minnesota History

Nute’s best-selling book portrays the indefatigable French-Canadian canoemen, whose labors were vital to the fur trade and whose influence reaches us through the colorful songs, place names, customs, and legends they left behind.

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