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Author Events for ‘Duluth: An Urban Biography’

Duluth: An Urban Biography (Minnesota Historical Society Press) covers the Zenith City’s entire history, from the Precambrian lava flows that formed the bed of Lake Superior through the November 2019 mayoral election. You can learn more about the book—and if you can’t make it to one of our events, order a signed copy online—here.

UPDATE: Our book launch, scheduled for April 15 at Glensheen, and a signing at Barnes & Noble Duluth scheduled for April 25, have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The remaining May events at local bookstores listed below may well also have to be cancelled and rescheduled.

 

Book Signing and Author Presentation

Day: Thursday, May 7
Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Place: Zenith Bookstore

Duluth author Tony Dierckins’ will be signing copies of his newest book, Duluth: An Urban Biography, and presenting “From a ‘Pile of Rocks’ to a City—Duluth, 1856–1873,” which traces Duluth’s remarkable transformation from a desolate frontier town of less than 200 people in 1869 to a booming city of over 3,000 by March 1870, what the nascent city of Duluth looked like in its first year, who lived here and what they did, and how it all came crashing down just three years later.

Book Signing and Author Presentation

Day: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Place: The Bookstore@Fitgers

Duluth author Tony Dierckins’ will be signing copies of his newest book, Duluth: An Urban Biography, and presenting “A Dachshund of a City: Duluth’s Development, 1856–1936.”  In 1949 the Saturday Evening Post wrote that “Like the dachshund, Duluth is a city and a half long and a tenth of a city-wide.” So how did it take its current shape? Discover how Duluth grew in a series of booms and busts, how the lake and river influenced that growth, and the origins of the east/west sociopolitical split that divides the city to this day.

Can’t make it to one of our author events?

Order a signed copy online here.

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