Minnesota Rag, Friendly, Fred W.

Minnesota Rag

Authors: Friendly, Fred W.

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780307827999

Classification: Fiction

Synopsis: Minnesota Rag takes the reader on a tour of the underside of a dark period in Minnesota's past, one filled with crooked public officials, vengeful gangsters, and yellow journalists. Featuring notorious characters such as Jay M. Near, racist and antilabor publisher of Minneapolis's Saturday Press, pioneering newsman Fred W. Friendly weaves the tale of a court case that molded our understanding of freedom of the press and set a precedent for the publication of the Pentagon Papers.

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