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Show product details for The War of 1812 in Wisconsin: The Battle for Prairie du Chien

The War of 1812 in Wisconsin: The Battle for Prairie du Chien

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Available May 2016! Pre-order today!

By: Mary Elise Antoine

In The War of 1812 in Wisconsin, author Mary Elise Antoine brings a little-known corner of Wisconsin’s history to life. This is the story of the battle for the control of Prairie du Chien and the western country, which began many years before the three-day siege in July of 1814 for which the Battle of Prairie du Chien is named.

Show product details for Milwaukee in the 1930s: A Federal Writers Project City Guide

Milwaukee in the 1930s: A Federal Writers Project City Guide

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Edited by John D. Buenker

What would it be like to take an intensive tour of Milwaukee as it was during the late 1930s—at the confluence of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the run-up to World War II?

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Jews in Wisconsin

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Available April 2016! Pre-order today!

By: Sheila Terman Cohen

Unlike the other cultural groups covered in the People of Wisconsin series, the Jews who have made their home in Wisconsin are united not by a single country of origin, but by a shared history and set of religious beliefs.

Show product details for The Silver Man: The Life and Times of Indian Agent John Kinzie

The Silver Man: The Life and Times of Indian Agent John Kinzie

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Available April 2016! Pre-order today!

By: Peter Shrake

In The Silver Man: The Life and Times of Indian Agent John Kinzie, readers witness the dramatic changes that swept the Wisconsin frontier in the early and mid-1800s, through the life of Indian agent John Harris Kinzie.

Show product details for Some Like It Cold: Surfing the Malibu of the Midwest

Some Like It Cold: Surfing the Malibu of the Midwest

Price $16.95

Available April 2016! Pre-order today!

By: William Povletich

Some Like It Cold chronicles the true story of twin brothers Lee and Larry Williams, whose love of surfing evolved in the most unlikely of geographies: off the shores of Lake Michigan.

Show product details for Fran and Frederick Hamerstrom: Wildlife Conservation Pioneers

Fran and Frederick Hamerstrom: Wildlife Conservation Pioneers

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By: Susan Tupper

Learn how the husband and wife team of Fran and Frederick Hamerstrom worked to save the greater prairie chicken from extinction in a new book for young readers in the Badger Biographies series, Fran and Frederick Hamerstrom: Wildlife Conservation Pioneers.

Show product details for Sterling North and the Story of Rascal

Sterling North and the Story of Rascal

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By Sheila Terman Cohen

Learn how childhood adventures inspired Wisconsin writer Sterling North to pen one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Rascal, in the Wisconsin Historical Society Press’s new book for young readers, Sterling North: and the Story of Rascal.

Show product details for One-Room Country Schools

One-Room Country Schools

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By Jerry Apps

On a hazy August morning in 1939, five-year-old Jerry Apps donned a denim shirt with new bib overalls and then combed his hair at the insistence of his mother. Carrying a lard pail as a lunch bucket, two yellow pencils, and a five-cent pad of paper, he took his place in the procession of children on the dusty road headed to Chain O’Lake School in Waushara County.

Show product details for Wisconsin Agriculture: A History

Wisconsin Agriculture: A History

Price $34.95

By: Jerry Apps

Wisconsin Agriculture: A History shares the diverse back-story of agriculture in America’s “dairyland,” an intriguing tale of much more than “milk and cheese”--of cranberries and Christmas trees, honey and ginseng--told by perhaps the only Wisconsinite who could write it: celebrated rural historian, farmer, retired agricultural professor, and top-selling author, Jerry Apps.

Show product details for Dickey Chapelle Under Fire: Photographs by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire: Photographs by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action

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By: John Garofolo

Foreword by Jackie Spinner, former war correspondent for The Washington Post

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire tells the inspiring story of a trailblazing female war correspondent who photographed world conflicts for more than twenty years, before her death in Vietnam while covering combat with the US Marines. The book draws from the vast collection of Dickey Chapelle’s work housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society. It is the first collection of her photographs shared with American public in almost fifty years.

Show product details for Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka

Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka

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Photographs by Dick Blau
Words by Rick March


Polka Heartland takes readers along on a joyful romp through the Midwestern musical traditions that give the “oompah-pah” of polka its sustaining beat.

Show product details for Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City’s First Century

Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City’s First Century

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By: Matthew J. Prigge

From murder to matchstick men and Great Lakes disasters, Milwaukee Mayhem tells the strange, engaging, and chilling tales from the early and often forgotten times in metropolis history.

Show product details for A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons

A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons

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By: Kathleen Ernst
Photographs by Loyd Heath


A Settler’s Year provides a rare, colorful glimpse into the hard and hearty lives of the early immigrants dreaming of, searching for, and creating new homes in the upper Midwest, a history captured in photographs taken at the Old World Wisconsin living history museum and poignant essays by historian and top-selling historical fiction author Kathleen Ernst.

Show product details for Educating Milwaukee: How One City’s History of Segregation and Struggle Shaped Its Schools

Educating Milwaukee: How One City’s History of Segregation and Struggle Shaped Its Schools

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By: James K. Nelsen

Educating Milwaukee is both an example of school “choice” successes and a cautionary tale that traces how the modern school choice movement--and its competing visions--has played out over the decades in one city’s ever-evolving school choice system, a system that now consists of charter schools, open enrollment, state-funded vouchers, neighborhood schools--and mixed results.

Show product details for Native People of Wisconsin: Revised and Expanded Edition

Native People of Wisconsin: Revised and Expanded Edition

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By: Patty Loew

Specifically for elementary readers and classrooms, this updated edition of Native People of Wisconsin details the history and culture of Wisconsin’s Indian Nations--the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Oneida, Menominee, Mohican, Ho-Chunk, and Brothertown--as well as the cross-cultural lives and traditions of urban Indians.

Show product details for Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin

Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin

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By: Patty Loew
Forward by Winona LaDuke

The Native people whose lives are depicted in Seventh Generation Earth Ethics understood the cultural gravity that kept their people rooted to their ancestral lands and acted in ways that ensured the growth and success of future generations. In this way they honor the Ojibwe’s Seventh Generation philosophy, which cautions decision makers to consider how their actions will affect seven generations in the future—some 240 years.

Show product details for Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf: A Memoir

Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf: A Memoir

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By: Raymond C. Kaquatosh

“Little Hawk” was born Raymond Kaquatosh in 1924 on Wisconsin’s Menominee Reservation. The son of a medicine woman, Ray spent his Depression-era boyhood immersed in the beauty of the natural world and the traditions of his tribe and his family. In this rare first-person narrative of a Menominee Indian’s coming of age, Raymond Kaquatosh shares a story that is wise and irreverent, often funny, and in the end, deeply moving.

Show product details for Blaze Orange: Whitetail Deer Hunting in Wisconsin

Blaze Orange: Whitetail Deer Hunting in Wisconsin

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By: Travis Dewitz

In Blaze Orange, photographer Travis Dewitz captures the joy, excitement, and camaraderie of deer hunting in Wisconsin. A lone hunter in a tree stand as dawn arrives. A girl and her grandfather scanning a field in the fresh snow. Tired hunters laughing around the evening fire back at camp. These are snapshots of a cultural touchstone.

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