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born in the twin cities myself & having spent time playing & exploring some of these locations myself, i search this to be a very interesting read as well as a tutorial for anyone interested in this kind of thing as well as being packed with much useful information.
I don't remember when I heard about the caves of the Twin Cities but it was before the internet. Locations like the Wabasha Road Caves stick out as probably the first cave in the Metro zone I heard about, due to its infamous a huge fan of underground caverns, I have been in several contain some of the area's present caves as well as Carlsbad Caverns. However, these caves are all on the beaten path and easily found. The caves that are described in Brick's book are not.If you are into underground adventuring the Twin Cities, this book is a "must have". I have been following Brick's work for over two decades and I assure you, he is the "real deal". As a student of history, geology, and cartography, just to name a few, Brick has been to locations very few men have (or in some cases, shouldn't have) gone before. To even know where to start looking for the numerous underground caverns, one needs to understand when and how everything developed from the natural erosion caused by the Mississippi River to the method St. Paul and Minneapolis were founded and their growth. They are all interconnected. Some can be reached with relative ease while others are virtually impossible without an experienced help team.I was aware of some the locations in the book he describes but there are a lot of others that I have not. Some of his descriptions of where exactly some of these locations are is intentional. Caves are risky locations for the unexperienced and the Twin Cities has had more than its share of cave similar deaths. Plus, to obtain to some of these locations one must be able to deal with raw sewage.I enjoyed this book thoroughly as it provided me a amazing description of what lies beneath the town roads without having to leave the comfort of my armchair
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Greg Brick, author of SUBTERRANEAN TWIN CITIES, probably knows more about what is underground around the Minneapolis and St. Paul zone than anyone else because for more than 20 years he has researched and personally explored the caves and tunnels (natural and man-made) that are below these Twin Cities. He has an perfect method of presenting this historical info in an adventurous method as we read into his step-by-step acc of how he actually explored a lot of of these places. A lot of of his adventures will create you feel uneasy, as they should, because they were highly dangerous. As a speleologist (a caver), historian, and geologist, Greg Brick feels compelled to “get to the bottom” of his interest of the underground. He goes and has gone where very few people would dare to go. He does it not only as a form of adventure, but apparently has the desire to obtain the answers to the why, where and how of all the tunnels and caves that intertwine under these cities. Place on your headlamp when you prepare to read this, as you will feel you are entering these dark and risky voids with this compelling author. Have fun this well-written book, but don’t attempt to do caving without joining a cave club or group to minimize the true dangers that exist in exploring the underground cavities below us.
This book is hard to follow. In every chapter there are rants and raves about internet children that go in the same tunnels at the author himself has trespassed in. There are a few tidbits of info snuck in between. I'm not sure how much of that I would trust from a junior researcher with such an obvious chip on his shoulder. Parts of this book look like they are blatantly lifted straight out of several websites, without credit to the original authors. You are better off keeping your cash on this one.
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I could say a lot but I think the overwhelming theme of this book is that it's not worth your time. If you do buy it, you probably won't read much. The areas described in the book sound incredible, but the few exciting stories and interesting pieces of info are buried within a sea of boredom-mundaneness. I read a few pages here and there, but couldn't obtain myself to [email protected]#$%!. The author frequently implies that he's some kind of superstar, and other explorers are frequently place down in a plethora of various ways. And what's this about plagiarism? There's clearly a lot more to the story than the author is letting on. I'd prefer to learn about the mysterious underground from more positive and unbiased sources.
Required to build and describe characters. Bland at best. This was a amazing outline or idea for a novel but I really wasted my cash buying these. I had amazing hopes since Anne [email protected]#$%!&y's son Todd was involved, but after pushing myself through reading these.... never again will I bother.
The Winter Wyvern (The Twin Souls series Book 1)by [email protected]#$%!&y-WinnerI am satisfied to see that Todd McCaffrey has continued writing. I was worried that we lost him in his grief. Winter Wyvern is a fresh story and fresh tale that is an amazingly complex and attractive tale of acceptance and self consciousness. I think this is another amazing branch of the McCaffrey legacy and story craft. I hope that he will let this book to be allowed to be expanded and given more depth and breath in other stories.I like the characters, and search that a lot of more questions come from reading the story than I had before it came to my attention. I hope that more stories will respond my questions.
Captain Bob tells the stories of his youth as if you were sitting with him at the coffee or at the bar. He draws you into the characters and intrigue of working on towboats on the Mississippi River. There is danger, suspense and drama in the retelling of his transformation from green deckhand to green pilot. You will obtain to know his very colourful fellow river boat pilots and ptain Bob's obsession with the Mississippi is contagious! His first book is a very enjoyable, fast read.
The book came in perfect condition. It was even signed by the author. If you know your method around the mississippi river you will recognize a lot of of the locations talked about in the book. As a boater wanting to know more about what barge-life was like it's very sed on the life style of barge-hands the language gets a small d reading about the history of the river as told by the barge captain between minneapolis and St Paul was really fun.
I enjoyed this book. I like reading about how people do their various jobs and this book did not allow me down. You also obtain to know some of the characters involved in this kind of work. While at might not be a page turner I do recommend it.
I bought this to take on my second trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul where my daughter just started college. It's a lovely area, but I don't think the author has been to the Twin Cities. We went to a few of the and locations mentioned and they were nothing like as described, but large disappointments. The author assumes you are going to only at the Mall of America, but we were looking for small, local places. You can search out where to go from the local magazines in your hotel room. Don't wast your cash on this.
Latest summer, I traveled to the Twin Cities to see my Twins play at the Metrodome for the first time (having only caught street android games in the past). Taking a three day weekend from work, I wanted to take advatntage of being in the Minneapolis-St. Paul zone for more than just a couple of baseball games, and boy did this tutorial help!I browsed over a couple of tutorials in the local bookstore before settling on the Insider's Guide. The info inside was as up to date as could be expected, and using it and a few web sites, I was able to work in two baseball games, the obligatory trip to the Mall of America, a Twins autograph session, trips to the Science Museum of Minnesota (to see the Questionable Medical Devices exhibit), a trip down the part of city featured in the Mary Tyler Moore show, and a fast tour of the Wabasha Road Caves, formerly the hideout of gangsters and the stage of a shootout featured on a History Channel program--all in less than 72 hours!I even located restaurants near the attractions I wanted to see that served the kinds of meal I was interested in--Japanese and Italian at the time--without any difficulty.Take it from the Insiders when you create your trip to these unbelievable cities in the upper Midwest. Minnesota is a hidden treasure that few in the US create it their goal to see--I went for baseball, and came back quite impressed, largely thanks to the Insider's Guide's information.
I used the 4th edition (2004) of this guidebook to orient me to the Twin Cities on a week-long stay for a conference in 2006, and the book was a terrific resource. I wanted to venture off in my rental vehicle and sightsee, and also, create like the residents eating, drinking, and appreciating neighborhoods. This urban guidebook was excellent. It really primed me for where to go, and also, I had some terrific meals along the way. Created me wish to return to the Twin Cities again someday.
After a dozen years, the humbly titled , Cities, remains an necessary contribution to urban studies and urban history. In fact,if a curious friend, scholarly or otherwise, were looking for a volume surveying the subject from the rise of urban civilization in Mesopotamia, China and India down to the fearfully heavy 21st century mega-cities, then Reader's readable survey would be a fine put to begin. Although often overlooked by both the scholar and the common reader, Cities can fairly keep its own when compared to Mumford's The Town in History or Peter Hall's Cities in Civilization. What distinguishes this volume from those earlier works, is the author's focus on the relationship of the town to the environment. As growing cities must feed themselves, provide for safe and ample water supplies and rid themselves of wastes, they may become rapacious and murderous on the one hand, or civilizing forces on the other. This is quite a story and what makes it compelling is Reader's ability to develop a coherent historical chronicle based on individual cities. You can read this book cover to cover or simply pick it up as a series of linked stories. Don't miss Reader on the logistics of feeding ancient Rome's million "welfare" residents, how 19th century London and Paris, in the nick of time, engineered their method out of monumental sewage crises, or how the Castro regime turned metropolitan Havana into a heavy garden plot when Soviet aid evaporated. One may not agree with all the author's forceful judgements, but it is a pleasure to confront them.
This book is actually a patchwork of vignettes dealing with urban topics. There is no continuity and no actual discussion of the subjects introduced as chapter headings. These simply provide a starting point for presenting two or three specific stories. Though some are of interest, the lack of overall framework makes the book rather e layout is hopelessly antiquated with all (black and white) illustrations concentrated in four series of unnumbered pages placed at regular intervals in the main ere can be no reason to recommend this collage to anyone.
I knew I’d like this book, regardless if it was well done or not. I love the topic matter and I live in the zone it is set in, so not a risk here. Well I ended up going cover for cover on this book beautiful quick. I was surprised by how engaging this book is, by how it pulled me in and turned something seemingly encyclopedic could create me turn pages like a novel would. The voice of it is what brings you through years of Twin Cities public houses and cultural trends of its people about town. Amazing read, definitely gonna have a put in my library. I would love to hear more about all these places.
Im form Minneapolis, MN and found this to be interesting because I did not know about all the wonky things right in my back yard. We bought it to learn more and have a reason to adventure out in and see more of our home town. Looking forward to the adventures it brings.
I seriously cannot wait to make some fun adventures with my family (and alone for some too!) using all the well-researched amazing finds in this book. I've lived in the Twin Cities for 20 years and I barely knew about any of these places. It's so fun to discover a put (on paper for now) where I've lived for two decades. Will be recommending to mates for sure.
This book arrived just as my family headed inside to follow stay-at-home guidelines and I thought I'd have to shelve it until we could go outside again. But it's actually a terrific armchair travel read. I just have fun KNOWING this stuff. Like the random lady in the Mary Tyler Moore opener, the world's biggest Lite Brite and the portable White Castle just a couple miles from my house. My own hometown has converted its "insane asylum" into cozy cottages for veterans -- and I had no idea! My teenager saw the book sitting on our coffee table and now he's a fountain of "Hey did you know --" Secret Twin Cities is a amazing bonus idea for trivia buffs, local history nerds, and (as it turns out) teens with short attention spans who are stuck inside.
I was so happy with this book - I purchased it because I travel to the Twin Cities often, but without ideas often, of things to do when I have a small down time while I am there. This book was chock full of really cool, fast websites and adventures that I can take advantage of while I am there. The author's descriptions give a small history which makes it all the more appealing and the majority of the locations are free or very low in cost. It is an simple read and I have already tagged a lot of of the pages for locations I wish to visit in person in the future. I have mates and family that like to travel and I plan to bonus them with this treasure of a book, as well. A lot of bang for the buck.
I really enjoyed this book begin to finish. The risk with a book like this is that it starts to obtain repetitive: This bar was founded in 19XX, it has regulars, Joan's been behind the bar for 25 years, it's the livingroom of the neighborhood, e authors did a amazing job of covering a LOT of bars, but keeping the chapters brief and focused on the most interesting details, as well as finding a method of telling a broader story (temperance, race, freeways, frontier culture, gender, music, etc.) with each was also the case that I found the chapters about bars I know well and the chapters about bars I've never been to -- or, in the case of some of the St. Paul bars, neighborhoods I've never been to -- equally interesting. Highly recommended!
Unbelievable and insightful. Loaded with fun and interesting facts, history and underexposed/unknown areas around the Twin Cities. Well researched, this tutorial book is packed full of tantalizing insight and adventure for anyone living in or visiting Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Julie Jo takes the reader on a joyous and informative ride as she explores so a lot of fun and interesting sights, milestones and experiences in the Twin Cities, a lot of of which I didn't even know about even though I've lived there most of my life. This cleverly written book with amazing imagery makes me appreciate the Twin Cities even more and I am excited to head out with my family to check out a lot of of the websites she highlights! This book makes for a amazing bonus for any Minnesotan or anyone interested in the treasures of our amazing state! Beautifully done, Julie Jo!
Dip into this book time and again and your eyes will be more fully begin as you go about everyday life in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul area). The images are amazing and the descriptions of angel photos around city are both informative and inspiring. Highly recommended. This book is one to go back to again and again for Twin Cities lovers.