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Show product details for Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero

Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero

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By: Bob Kann

This new title in the Badger Biographies series tells the story of a woman who lived her dream of becoming a professional athlete. In a time when women had few opportunities for careers, and next to none in professional sports, Joyce and her teammates proved to the world that women have what it takes.

Show product details for Les Paul: Guitar Wizard

Les Paul: Guitar Wizard

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By: Bob Jacobson



This new addition to the Badger Biographies series for young readers tells the story of Les Paul, the legendary “Wizard of Waukesha,” who pioneered the solid body electric guitar, multi-track recording, and many other musical inventions.

Show product details for Mary Nohl: A Lifetime in Art

Mary Nohl: A Lifetime in Art

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By: Barbara Manger and Janine Smith

The newest addition to the Badger Biographies series, Mary Nohl: A Lifetime in Art, tells the story of a Milwaukee-born artist who made her home on the shores of Lake Michigan. From the time she was young, Mary enjoyed making things, from the model airplane that won her a city-wide prize to assignments in shop class, where she learned to work with tools. From pottery to silver jewelry, oil painting to concrete sculpture, Mary explored new ways of making art. Many of her pieces were made from “found” objects that other people might think of as junk. Like chicken bones, bedsprings, and sand that she made into concrete.

Show product details for Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace

Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace

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By: Michael Perry

What can we learn about life, love, and artillery from an eighty-two-year-old man whose favorite hobby is firing his homemade cannons? Visit by visit- often with his young daughters in tow- author Michael Perry finds out.

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.

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 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 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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