4 great books about Minnesota history

At the State Fair today, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak recommended four books about Minnesota history:

“A Love Affair with Birds,” a biography of Thomas Sadler Roberts, an ornithologist who also served as a director of the Bell Museum.

“The Assassination of Hole in the Day” is a biography from the Minnesota Historical Society about the Ojibwe chief who was murdered in 1868.

“The Pillsburys of Minnesota,” a history of the family that in 1872 founded C.A. Pillsbury and Company. The book is from Nodin Press.

“Thirty Rooms to Hide In,” a memoir about a family dealing with a father’s alcoholism. Here’s a book trailer: