SIGNED BY AUTHOR on a bookplate pasted to verso of half title page. 433pp. Index. B/w photos. Laid in is a letter from the University of Minnesota to the former owner stating they had the book signed. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Selling online since 1999. Quick shipping; Secure packing; Free tracking!. Bookseller Inventory #
The beloved former governor's personal story of a life in service and of triumph over adversity.
Elmer L. Andersen has been described as Minnesota's leading citizen. A leader in many fields, he built a small adhesives company, H. B. Fuller Company, into a world leader, and created a publishing empire from one weekly newspaper. As a Minnesota state senator, he pioneered progressive legislative measures in the areas of civil rights, special education and welfare, mental health care, and metropolitan governance. His years as Minnesota's governor in the early 1960s were marked by his role in the founding of Southwest State University and several state parks; the latter, in addition to the important part he later played in the creation of Voyageurs National Park, gained him a reputation as one of the region's leading environmentalists.
In A Man's Reach, Governor Andersen recounts his years of service with a keen truthfulness, but also with the generous spirit that has guided his life and career. For the first time he tells the story of his 1962 political defeat as he ran for his second term as governor in a contentious race followed by a four-month-long vote recount, one of the most memorable and heartbreaking elections in Minnesota's history. Here, also, is a true insider's account of President Kennedy's masterful handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the story of how Charles Lindbergh taught him to fly, as well as candid recollections of fellow Republicans Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, and Harold Stassen, and political rival Hubert Humphrey.
Now in his ninety-first year, the former governor continues to inspire through this story of a man who was an impoverished teenage orphan but became one of the leading lights in business, politics, and public service in his state. Told with humor and humility, A Man's Reach is sure to encourage anyone who ever wondered if one person can make a difference.
Governor Elmer L. Andersen is one of Minnesota's leading political, business, and cultural figures. He lives in Arden Hills, Minnesota.
Lori Sturdevant is an editorial writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Translation Inquiries: University of Minnesota Press
Title: A Man's Reach
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Printing.
Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # 2659731543
Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0816637385I3N10
Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0816637385I3N00
Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0816637385 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE. Bookseller Inventory # Z0816637385Z2
Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0816637385
Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. 0816637385 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall Book The dust jacket has light edge wear with a short tear on the top edge of the front, is lightly rubbed and the dust jacket is in a Mylar type protector. There was writing on the FFE that has been covered with magic marker. Bookseller Inventory # 022857
Book Description University of Minnesota Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardcover in excellent condition, dj protected by mylar wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 121996
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97808166373864.0
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97808166373863.0
Book Description Univ of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., 2000. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Biography of the former Minnesota governor and leader of H. B. Fuller Company. First printing. Very gently bumped with corresponding crimps to the mylar covered jacket. Small remainder mark on the lower edge of the text block. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 140235