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Suprising there’s no major McGovern biogoraphy

October 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Author of upcoming two-volume McGovern biography, other experts say senator’s historically minded approach and accomplishments will loom large in American history. Continue Reading

‘The Real Romney’: Tracking a life hidden behind adjectives

February 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A new biography, “The Real Romney,” by two reporters from The Boston Globe, Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, won’t substantially alter such perceptions of the candidate. The book retraces ground familiar to anyone who has been following coverage of the Republican nomination race, but it pulls together lots of details into a narrative that’s absorbing and fair-minded. Continue Reading

Becoming Dickens: The invention of a novelist

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If there is a single scene in a Dickens novel that is emblematic of the man and his art, it is the death of a character in “Bleak House,” perhaps the greatest of all his novels, by spontaneous combustion. Not only because it shows the daring with which Charles Dickens was prepared to test the limits of human experience, but also the amazing reach of his formidable imagination. Continue Reading

COLUMNIST LLOYD OMDAHL: ‘Mr. Wheat’ offers pieces to 1974 puzzle

December 12, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The new biography of the late Sen. Milton R. Young not only adds substance to North Dakota’s historical archives, but also provides some new pieces to the puzzle involved in the 1974 race between Young and then-Gov. William Guy.
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Wrestler’s ghostwriter has hand in Pawlenty book

December 2, 2010 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota had a pro wrestler as governor in Jesse Ventura. Now it has a governor with a literary connection to the wrestling world. Continue Reading

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