John Watson Milton

John Watson Milton,
14265 South 50th Street
Afton, MN 55001
Home phone: 651-436-5001
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For the Good of the Order, Nick Coleman and the High Tide of Liberal Politics in Minnesota, 1971-1981. Published by Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul MN.
Trade Hardcover; $34.99; 688 pages; ISBN 978-1-4628-6380-8
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 688 pages; ISBN 978-1-4568-8071-2

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Selected Works

Definitive biography of Minnesota’s Senate Majority Leader Nick Coleman, key sponsor of the "Minnesota Miracle."
Autobiography, political memoir
When Senator Allan Spear – the first LGBT senator in the nation to come out – died in late 2008, his publisher recruited John Milton, one of Spear’s colleagues in the Minnesota Senate, to summarize the last years of his life in an afterword. The book was a finalist in its category for the Minnesota Book Awards in 2011.

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