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Show product details for Hunting Camp 52:Tales from a North Woods Deer Camp

Hunting Camp 52:Tales from a North Woods Deer Camp

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By John Marvin Hanson

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The outhouse is always cold, the porcupines are always a problem, and the vehicles are always getting stuck in the mud, but there’s nowhere else these men would rather be. Meet the Jolly Boys—five men from northern Wisconsin who built a deer hunting shack on county forest lands in 1955 and established a tradition that has now lasted more than six decades in this memoir from the Historical Society Press!

Show product details for Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir

Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir

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By Thomas Pecore Weso

For Menominee Indians, the “Good Seeds” of life are the manoomin or wild rice that also gives the tribe its name. This new food memoir by tribal member Thomas Pecore Weso takes readers on a cook’s journey through the North Woods tribal lands.

Show product details for Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of Our State Olympians

Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of Our State Olympians

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By Jessie Garcia

U-S-A, U-S-A is a familiar refrain heard in every Olympics, but truly it could be Wis-con-sin, Wis-con-sin! Author and sportscaster Jessie Garcia provides insights into lives of Wisconsinites who made an Olympic journey, sharing some of their most captivating tales, from legendary feats to unlikely brushes with glory. Featuring the athletes’ personal stories and pictures from private collections, Going for Wisconsin Gold satisfies 2016’s immediate Summer Olympics cravings, but more importantly the book provides a new and deeper understanding of the sacrifices, joy, pain, heartbreak, and complete dedication it takes to reach the Olympics.

Show product details for Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State that Invented It

Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State that Invented It

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By Jack Mitchell

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Peek behind the microphones of Wisconsin Public Radio in this history of public radio, Wisconsin on the Air. The new Wisconsin Historical Society Press broadcasting biography deftly maps the nation’s 100-year public broadcasting journey.

Show product details for Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest

Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest

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By Geri Schrab and Robert Boszhardt

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Watercolor artist Geri Schrab and archeologist Robert “Ernie” Boszhardt team up to interpret the hidden history and heritage painted in American Indian rock art—the ancient petroglyphs and pictographs—found in the Upper Midwest.With an eye toward preservation, Schrab and Boszhardt take you with them as they research, document, and interpret the petroglyphs and pictographs made in past millennia.

Show product details for Frenchtown Chronicles of Prairie du Chien: History and Folklore from Wisconsin’s Frontier

Frenchtown Chronicles of Prairie du Chien: History and Folklore from Wisconsin’s Frontier

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By Mary Elise Antione and Lacy Edersveld Murphy

Available September 2016!

Discover life on the Midwestern frontier in this rare collection of stories from fur trading days by colorful chronicler Albert Coryer, the grandson of a fur trade voyageur-turned-farmer who collected history and folklore in the late 1800s and early 1990s in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Show product details for Roughneck Grace: Farmer Yoga, Creeping Codgerism, Apple Golf, and Other Brief Essays from On and Off the Back Forty

Roughneck Grace: Farmer Yoga, Creeping Codgerism, Apple Golf, and Other Brief Essays from On and Off the Back Forty

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By Michael Perry

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New York Times bestselling author and humorist Michael Perry returns with a new collection of bite-sized essays from his Sunday Wisconsin State Journal column, “Roughneck Grace.”

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The News from Lone Rock

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By: Freeland Dexter
Edited by: Deanna R. Haney
Forward by: Mark E. Lefebvre

At the turn of the twentieth century, the bustling railroad town of Lone Rock, Wisconsin, was home to about one thousand residents, and Freeland Dexter seemed to know the business of every single one. Evocative of Our Town, The News from Lone Rock not only tells the enthralling stories of its residents, but also provides an illuminating window into a time period of rapid technological progress, showing how the introduction of electrical light, telephones, and cars changed lives and connected this quaint village more and more to the world.

Show product details for Alexander Hamilton: From Obscurity to Greatness

Alexander Hamilton: From Obscurity to Greatness

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By John P. Kaminski

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Discover the real man behind the popular new musical about him, Alexander Hamilton, in this remarkable collection of quotations by, and about, the Founding American.This book provides a better, true understanding of this fascinating man who rose from anonymity on a small Caribbean island to the corridors of power.

Show product details for The Family Letters of Victor and Meta Berger, 1894-1929

The Family Letters of Victor and Meta Berger, 1894-1929

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Edited by: Edited by Michael E. Stevens

This collection of letters exchanged between Socialist Congressman and newspaper editor Victor Berger and his wife, Meta, a Milwaukee school board member and UW Regent.

Wisconsin Historical Society Classic Edition Reprint.

Show product details for Frederick Jackson Turner: Wisconsin’s Historian of the Frontier

Frederick Jackson Turner: Wisconsin’s Historian of the Frontier

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Edited by: Martin Ridge

Wisconsin Historical Society Classic Edition Reprint.

Containing four essays by and about Frederick Jackson Turner (1861-1932), Frederick Jackson Turner gives insight to the Wisconsin-born historian whose ideas and writings have had a profound impact upon the way Americans view their past, and their place in the world.

Show product details for A Milwaukee Woman’s Life on the Left: The Autobiography of Meta Berger

A Milwaukee Woman’s Life on the Left: The Autobiography of Meta Berger

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By: Meta Berger
Edited by: Kimberly Swanson
Foreword by: Genevieve G. McBride

Wisconsin Historical Society Classic Edition Reprint

In the early 1900s a Milwaukee wife, mother, and schoolteacher traded in her apron and chalk for the turbulent world of political activism.

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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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

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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 Roshara Journal: Chronicling Four Seasons, Fifty Years, and 120 Acres

Roshara Journal: Chronicling Four Seasons, Fifty Years, and 120 Acres

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By Jerry Apps

In his newest book, Roshara Journal, celebrated rural life author Jerry Apps beautifully documents his family’s 50-year love affair with 120 acres. The book combines his poignant journal entries—drawn from his Roshara farm diary—with stunning photos taken by his son, professional photographer Steve Apps, to sketch a family portrait of monthly happenings on a Midwestern farm.

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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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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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.

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