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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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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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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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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 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

Preorder today! Available Fall 2016!

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

Available September 2016


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

Available July 2016!
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

Available July 2016!


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

Available September 2016!


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

Price $26.95

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

Price $18.95

By Michael Perry

Available October 2016!


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.”

Show product details for Alexander Hamilton: From Obscurity to Greatness

Alexander Hamilton: From Obscurity to Greatness

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By John P. Kaminski

Available October 2016!


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 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

Price $19.95

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 Native People of Wisconsin: Revised and Expanded Edition

Native People of Wisconsin: Revised and Expanded Edition

Price $15.95

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

Price $22.95

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.

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