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2009 ForeWordReviews' Book of the Year Award
Bronze Medalist in the Reference Category

2010 American Folklore Society
Winner of theWayland D. Hand Prize

2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Bronze Medalist in the Great Lakes Best Regional Nonfiction Category

2010 National Indie Excellence Awards
Finalist in the Regional Nonfiction Category

2010 PubWest Book Design Awards
Bronze in the Historical/Biography Book Category

Author Interviews
Follow this link to listen to Glen Moberg interview author Michael Edmonds on the radio program "Route 51." This interview originally aired on Wisconsin Public Radio on Thursday, October 15, 2009.

Click on this link to listen to Larry Meiller interview author Michael Edmonds on Wisconsin Public Radio's Ideas Network. This interview originally aired on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.

"Long left for dead by folklorists as the largely fake creation of timber industry ad men and bombastic fiction writers, the real Paul Bunyan of lumber camp storytelling lives through Michael Edmond's superbly researched, richly illustrated, and engagingly written study. The last and best word on Bunyan!" James P. Leary, Professor and Director of the Folklore Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Through exhaustive research and sound reasoning Michael Edmonds makes a convincing case to move Bunyan's birthplace from New England or Canada to the logging camps of northern Wisconsin. In the process, he introduces readers to a largely unfamiliar, un-sanitized, pre-print Bunyan known only to woodsmen of a bygone era. This is an important contribution to the study of folklore and, at the same time, something new and fun for the Bunyan fan in all of us." Professor Kurt Kortenhof, Saint Paul College

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