Michael Schumacher

A forgotten grocery-store box simply labeled "Fitz" was the genesis for Michael Schumacher's The Trial of the Edmund Fitzgerald: Eyewitness Accounts from the U.S. Coast Guard Hearings.

The box contained literal reams of photocopied testimony, more than 3,000 pages of documentation from the Coast Guard's reports and official inquiry into the tragedy of November 10, 1975.

© 2018 University of Minnesota Press

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Michael Schumacher, the author of The Contest: The 1968 Election and the War for America's Soul, published in 2018 by the University of Minnesota Press.