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Author Hannah, Steve (Journalist), author.

Title Dairylandia : dispatches from a state of mind / Steve Hannah.

Publication Info. Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  070.92 HAN    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description xiv, 247 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Contents Part 1: The accidental agriculturalist -- Of poetry and planting: farmers in springtime -- The farm that love built: Helen and Paul Lute -- I'd know that face anywhere: Cliff and Shelly Keepers -- I've always been lucky: the ballad of Herman Tronrud -- My apologies, Mr. President: wherein our hero fails to outsmart Jerry Ford -- The world by the tail with a downhill pull: Katie and Erhardt Schultz -- Part 2: Ageless -- Try not to be boring: Emma Washa -- Love is still love, even when it's frozen: Edna Koenig -- Beautiful ballerinas, heavenly holsteins: the life and loves of Schomer Lichtner -- Larger than life, suddenly small: Eric Lloyd Wright -- Part 3: The dark side of paradise Tragedy without reason: the eerie calm of John Norton -- The pain of never knowing: Mary Wegner -- Living with the "enemy": Bill Fero -- The truth will out: the short, unhappy life of Emmanuel Dannan -- The banality of evil: Jerry Boyle and the defense of Jeffrey Dahmer -- Part 4: Not quite plumb -- "I'm so happy it's just terrible!": Woodrow Wilson Roberts -- The frogman cometh: Art Gering and the astounding amphibian invasion -- Big brats, tiny trophies: Dennis Leffin and the wondrous white sausage -- Dignity in motion: Jim Herther and the world's greatest car wash -- Nearly naked, seeking snow: In Wisconsin, that's amore -- Farewell, my doboy: kissing Alex P. Dobish good-bye -- Part 5: Animals? Yes!!! People? Not so much -- The elephant in the room -- Bo knows -- Oh, deer: the Anna Mae Bauer story -- Part 6: Your lucky day -- Poems from the edge: Ellen Kort -- Short in stature, long on courage: Joe Bee Xiong -- Making beautiful music: Steve O'Donnell -- A naturalist's journey: Ken Lange -- Running for help: Sue Birschbach and Barb Klinner -- You can't tattoo a soap bubble: Evelyn Ann Fefer -- The road to temptation: Ed Thompson -- A million miles to go: Don and Cathryn Tredinnick.
Summary "Years ago, Steve Hannah's chance detour through the Midwest cut short a planned cross-country trip. He found himself in Wisconsin, a distinctly different place from the east coast where he was born and raised. Charmingly beautiful and full of welcoming people, America's dairyland would soon become his home. Dairylandia recounts Steve Hannah's burgeoning love for his adopted state through the writings of his long-lived column, "State of Mind." He profiles the lives of the seemingly ordinary, yet quite (and quietly) extraordinary folks he met and befriended on his travels. From Norwegian farmers to rattlesnake hunters to a woman who kept her favorite dead bird in the freezer, Hannah was charmed and fascinated by practically everyone he met. These captivating vignettes are by turns humorous, tragic, and remarkable--and remind us of our shared humanity."--Publisher's website.
Subject Hannah, Steve (Journalist) -- Travel -- Wisconsin.
Journalists -- Wisconsin -- Biography.
Wisconsin -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Wisconsin -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes.
Added Author Perry, Michael, 1964- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780299324506 (cloth alk. paper) $26.95
0299324508 : $26.95

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