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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:56 PM
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Paul Wellstone book release celebration in MN - with Al Franken
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The University of Minnesota Press and the Weisman Art Museum are pleased to host a Publication Celebration for

Twelve Years and Thirteen Days
Remembering Paul and Sheila Wellstone

with Terry Gydesen, Jeff Blodgett,
and special guest Al Franken

Tuesday October 14th 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis

With musical guest Larry McDonough

TWELVE YEARS AND THIRTEEN DAYS: Remembering Paul and Sheila Wellstone
Terry Gydesen
Essay by Jeff Blodgett
Foreword by Walter F. Mondale
University of Minnesota Press | 96 pages | 73 duotones
ISBN 0-8166-4428-4 | paperback | $24.95

Senator Paul Wellstone is remembered for his infectious enthusiasm and his ardent devotion to help all people gain a voice in American politics. In a remarkable collection of more than seventy photographs, documentary photographer Terry Gydesen captures the energy and passion that Wellstone brought to his work in a new book from the University of Minnesota Press entitled, Twelve Years and Thirteen Days: Remembering Paul and Sheila Wellstone. The book will be released on October 14th with a publication celebration at the Weisman Art Museum with special guest speaker, Al Franken.

Gydesen accompanied Wellstone and his wife Sheila on the now-famous refurbished green school bus as they traveled throughout Minnesota delivering his populist message and effectively building grassroots support during his campaigns for the U.S. Senate in 1990 and 1996. She photographed the honest grief and outpouring of affection as thousands of Minnesotans openly mourned the untimely deaths of Paul, Sheila, their daughter Marcia, and three staff workers in a plane crash just thirteen days before the 2002 election. Finally, Gydesen documented Walter Mondale's brief but remarkable campaign, as well as the disappointment in his defeat.

Essays by Walter F. Mondale and Jeff Blodgett, Wellstone's former student and long-time campaign manager, complement the photographs with personal reminiscences of the Wellstones as political colleagues and friends.

Twelve Years and Thirteen Days commemorates the Wellstones' commitment to social and economic justice and will be an inspiration to those throughout the country who share their values. A portion of the author royalties earned from the sale of the book have been donated to Wellstone Action!, a nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing Paul and Sheila's fight for progressive change.

For more information, including viewing photos from the book, visit the book's webpage:

For more information on musical guest Larry McDonough, visit his website: /

University of Minnesota Press is the proud publisher of books by and about Paul Wellstone:

The Conscience of a Liberal: Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda
Paul Wellstone

How the Rural Poor Got Power: Narrative of a Grass-Roots Organizer
Paul Wellstone

Powerline: The First Battle of America s Energy War

Paul Wellstone and Barry M. Casper
Foreword by Senator Tom Harkin

Professor Wellstone Goes to Washington: The Inside Story of a Grassroots U.S. Senate Campaign
Dennis J. McGrath and Dane Smith

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MinnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:00 PM
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1. Wow! This is great!
I am there!

With apologies to Mick and Keith, "Wild Horses," etc.
Thanks for the notice!
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:07 PM
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2. Please report on it after you go!
Those of us who aren't close enough to MN would love to hear about it.

I'm sure there will be many laughs and tears too.
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