By 2018, Ronald A. White, Minneapolis-born historian, was poring over the 135-odd notes Abraham Lincoln had written to himself. Ideas for speeches. Ruminations. Self-reproach. In 2021, White published his new book on the president using those fragments, Lincoln in Private. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
August 1964 – Two competing delegations from Mississippi arrived at the Democratic National Convention: the official one all-white, the unofficial Freedom Democratic Party predominantly black. Minnesota politicians Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale helped broker the unsatisfactory resolution. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
In 1961, Charles W. Bailey II was a Washington correspondent for Cowles Publications in Minneapolis when he and a fellow had an idea for a novel. Their political thriller Seven Days in May (1962) followed a rogue general and his plot to oust the president . Here’s Britt Aamodt.