Puck Heaven: Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament Trivia

Jim Hoey
6x9, $19.95, pb, 224 pp

Jim Hoey, author of the best-selling Twins Trivia , explores the fascinating world of the Minnesota state high school hockey—its rivalries, heroic come-backs, glaring disappointments, injuries, winning streaks, and remarkable feats of individual athleticism.

The Lindsay Whalen Story

R.S. Oatman
6 x 9 (pb) 184 pp $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-935666-16-5

R. S. Oatman follows Lindsay Whalen’s career from its origins in bustling Hutchinson to the U of M on to the pros. She paints a vivid picture of the injuries, daily routines, and off-court challenges that have punctuated Lindsay’s career. We hear from friends, family members, teammates, and coaches, and a picture emerges of a remarkable young woman whose talent on the court is matched by an unassuming demeanor and steadfast reliablity that have made Lindsay Whalen much more than merely a “sports hero” in the eyes of her many fans.

Twins Trivia

Jim Hoey
6 x 9 (pb) 208 pp $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-932472-99-8

As the Minnesota Twins move into their new stadium, it can be fun to look back at how far they've come. In this handy collection, Jim Hoey has unearthed tidbits from every phase of the franchise's history since their arrival in Minnesota in 1961. Names like Killebrew, Kaat, Puckett, and Gaetti, will delight older readers while the current crop of stars, including Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, are also well-represented.

Always on Sunday

Jim Klobuchar with Bud Grant
$19.95 (pb) 216 pp / 8 page color insert

In his new book Jim Klobuchar examines how the game of pro football has changed since the early 1960s when the Vikings appeared on the scene. He offers a rousing celebration of the game, and also critiques the All-For-Me mentality that now threatens the game’s integrity. He’s joined in these discussions by NFL Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant, who has more than a few insights to offer about how a few rules changes can return the game to its former glory.

Minnesotans in Baseball

edited by Stew Thornley
$25.95 (pb) 324 pp

This collection of biographies, wriiten by members of the Society for American Baseball Research, includes Paul Molitor, Kent Hrbek, Dave Winfield, “Chief” Bender, Johnny Blanchard, Paul Giel, Halsey Hall, Jerry Kindall, Mike Kingery, Jerry Koosman, Jack Morris, Joe Mauer, and many other home-grown stars from every era.

Jim Pollard
the kangaroo kid

Dolph Grundman
$19.95 (pb),1780 pages
ISBN 978-1-932472-86-8

Jim Pollard helped bring six world championships to Minneapolis with the Lakers. In 1978 he was elected to the Hall of Fame. Here Dolph Grundman acquaints us with the details of Pollard’s career and also fleshes out “Gentleman” Jim Pollard the teacher and family man.

Pieces of My Heart
Everyone Has an Everest

Jim Klobuchar
ISBN 1-932472-50-9 $24.95
200 pp / 7x10 / full color (pb)

Jim Klobuchar’s experience in the mountains as a climber and trekker, and a reawakened spiritual life, gave him a deeper respect for the gifts of wild nature and shifted his explorations into something closer to pilgrimage. In this book he tells of his travels in the Himalaya, the Andies, the Alps, and places closer to home, and relates his encounters with extraordinary people who have shared with him what he now calls the grace of wild nature.

The Vern Mikkelsen Story

John Egan
$19.95 hc
ISBN 1-932472-43-6

Vern Mikkelsen was a Danish preacher’s kid from Askov, Minnesota, who became the first NBA power forward. Here Mikkelsen reminiscences about his youth and his years as a star at Hamline University and years with fellow Laker greats George Mikan and Jim Pollard, when the team brought four NBA championships to Minnesota.

The Great Dan Patch
and the Remarkable Mr. Savage

Tim Brady
$24.95 hc with DVD
ISBN 1-932472-40-1

Tim Brady tells the story of Minnesota’s most famous pacer, Dan Patch, who held the world record for more than 30 years, and of his owner M. W. Savage, who made a fortune promoting farm products under the Dan Patch brand. The accompanying DVD contains rare footage of Dan on the track.

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