MN Reads: "Minnesota, 1918: When Flu, Fire, and War Ravaged the State" by Curt Brown

Feb 15, 2018

Widespread flu.  Fires burning entire communities to the ground.

Soldiers fighting in faraway hot spots abroad and an anti-immigrant nationalism taking hold.

But journalist Curt Brown's new book isn't a chronicle of today but of one hundred years ago.  "A century," he says, "doesn't seem so long ago anymore."

Minnesota 1918 is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.