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Show product details for For Love And Money: Portraits of Wisconsin Family Businesses

For Love And Money: Portraits of Wisconsin Family Businesses

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By: Carl Corey, forward by Michael Perry, Introduction by Graeme Reid

In his follow-up to Tavern League: Portraits of Wisconsin Bars, Carl Corey turns his camera on Wisconsin family-owned businesses in existence fifty years or longer. The businesses portrayed here—bakeries and barbecue joints, funeral homes and furniture builders, cheesemakers, fishermen, ferry boat drivers—have survived against all the odds, weathering tough economic times and big-business competition.

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Electa Quinney: Stockbridge Teacher

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By: Karyn Saemann

Electa Quinney loved to learn. Growing up in the early 1800s in New York, she went to some of the best boarding schools. There she learned how to read, write, and solve tough math problems—she even learned how to do needlework. Electa decided early on that she wanted to become a teacher so she could pass her knowledge on to others.

Show product details for Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way

Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way

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By: Bill Berry, forward by David Yarnold, National Audubon Society

On a December day in 1968, DDT went on trial in Madison, Wisconsin. In Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way, Bill Berry details how the citizens, scientists, reporters, and traditional conservationists drew attention to the harmful effects of “the miracle pesticide” DDT, which was being used to control Dutch elm disease.

Show product details for Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader

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Available June 2014

Edited by Michael Edmonds

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader documents the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, when SNCC and CORE workers and volunteers arrived in the Deep South to register voters and teach nonviolence, and more than 60,000 black Mississippians risked everything to overturn a system that had brutally exploited them.

Show product details for The Bingo Queens of Oneida: How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin

The Bingo Queens of Oneida: How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin

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Available April 2014

By: Mike Hoeft

Before Indian casinos, a few enterprising tribes got their start in gambling by opening bingo parlors. A group of women on the Oneida Indian Reservation just outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, introduced bingo in 1976 simply to pay a few bills. Bingo not only paid the light bill at the struggling civic center but was soon financing vital health and housing services for tribal elderly and poor.

Show product details for Studying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Lapham, Early Chronicler of Plants, Rocks, Rivers, Mounds and All Things Wisconsin

Studying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Lapham, Early Chronicler of Plants, Rocks, Rivers, Mounds and All Things Wisconsin

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Available June 2014

By: Martha Bergland & Paul G. Hayes

In this long overdue tribute to Wisconsin’s first scientist, authors Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes explore the remarkable life and achievements of Increase Lapham (1811–1875). Lapham’s ability to observe, understand, and meticulously catalog the natural world marked all of his work, from his days as a teenage surveyor on the Erie Canal to his last great contribution as state geologist. Self-taught, Lapham mastered botany, geology, archaeology, limnology, mineralogy, engineering, meteorology, and cartography. A prolific writer, his 1844 guide to the territory was the first book published in Wisconsin. Asked late in life which field of science was his specialty, he replied simply, “I am studying Wisconsin.”

Show product details for Cris Plata: From Fields to Stage / Del Camp al Escenario

Cris Plata: From Fields to Stage / Del Camp al Escenario

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Available May 2014

a dual language book
By: Maia A. Surdam

Raised among Mexican American farmworkers, singer-songwriter Cris Plata spoke Spanish, ate Mexican food, and heard Mexican music played by family and friends. He also spoke English, went to school with mostly white children for at least half the year, and grew familiar with mainstream American culture. Until he was seven, he and his family lived and worked on a ranch near Poteet, Texas. The family became migrant farmworkers, moving from Indiana to Arkansas and Florida before finally settling in Wisconsin in 1966 to work at an Astico farm.

Show product details for Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts

Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts

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By: Marnie O. Mamminga

Five generations of Marnie O. Mamminga’s family have been rejuvenated by times together in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. In a series of evocative remembrances accompanied by a treasure trove of vintage family photos, Mamminga takes us to Wake Robin, the cabin her grandparents built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward, on land adjacent to Moody’s Camp. Along the way she preserves the spirit and cultural heritage of a vanishing era, conveying the heart of a place and the community that gathered there.

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Return to Wake Robin Audiobook

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By: Marnie O. Mamminga

A Chapter A Day selection from Wisconsin Public Radio read by Susan Sweeney

Listen as Wisconsin Public Radio’s Susan Sweeney shares Marnie O. Mamminga’s story of Northwoods vacations, from the book Return to Wake Robin. In a series of evocative remembrances, Mamminga takes readers to Wake Robin, the cabin her grandparents built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward—on land adjacent to Moody’s Camp—the cabin five generations of Mamminga’s family have returned to every summer since.

Show product details for From the Top: Brief Transmissions from Tent Show Radio

From the Top: Brief Transmissions from Tent Show Radio

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By: Michael Perry

From Scandihoovian Spanglish to snickering chickens, New York Times bestselling author and humorist Michael Perry navigates a wide range of topics in this collection of brief essays drawn from his weekly appearances on the nationally syndicated Tent Show Radio program. Fatherhood, dumpster therapy, dangerous wedding rings, Christmas trees, used cars, why you should have bacon in your stock portfolio, loggers in clogs—whatever the subject, Perry has a rare ability to touch both the funny bone and the heart.

Show product details for Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State

Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State

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By: Jesse J. Gant and Nicholas J. Hoffman
Foreword by David Herlihy


Wheel Fever is about the origins of bicycling in Wisconsin and why those origins still matter, but it is also about our continuing fascination with all things bicycle. From “boneshakers” to highwheels, standard models to racing bikes, tandems to tricycles, the book is lushly illustrated with never-before-seen images of early cycling and the people who rode them: bloomer girls, bicycle jockeys, young urbanites, and unionized workers. Laying the foundations for a much-beloved sport, Wheel Fever challenges us to imagine anew the democratic possibilities that animated cycling’s early debates.

Show product details for My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting

My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting

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By: Jessica Garcia

Ever wonder what it’s like to interview famous athletes and coaches? For twenty years, sportscaster Jessie Garcia has done just that. In My Life with the Green & Gold she brings fans to the sidelines at Lambeau Field, inside the locker room, aboard the Packers bus, and into the host’s chair at The Mike McCarthy Show.

Show product details for One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life

One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life

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By: Craig Schreiner

In One Small Farm, Craig Schreiner’s evocative color photographs capture one family as they maintain the rhythms and routines of small farm life near Pine Bluff, Wisconsin. There’s much more to life on the farm than just chores, of course, and Schreiner captures the rhythms and richness of everyday life on the farm in all seasons, evoking both the challenges and the joys and providing viewers a window into a world that is quickly fading.

Show product details for One Room Schools: Stories from the Days of 1 Room, 1 Teacher, 8 Grades

One Room Schools: Stories from the Days of 1 Room, 1 Teacher, 8 Grades

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By: Susan Apps-Bodilly

Have you ever wondered what it was like to attend a one-room school, to be in the same classroom as your older brother or younger sister, or to have your teacher live with your family for part of the school year? In One Room Schools, Susan Apps-Bodilly chronicles life in Wisconsin’s early country schools, detailing the experiences of the students, the role of the teacher, and examples of the curriculum.

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Madison by Zane Williams

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By: Zane Williams

This book of photographs by Zane Williams takes the viewer on a stroll through the heart of the city of Madison.

Show product details for People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

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By: Kathleen Schmitt Kline, Ron Bruch & Fred Binkowski
Photographs by Bob Rashid

People of the Sturgeon is a history of the cultures surrounding lake sturgeon in Wisconsin’s Lake Winnebago region, told by a fascinating collection of photos, artifacts, and a few good fish tales.

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People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish - Audio Book

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Audio Book

By: Kathleen Schmitt Kline, Ronald M. Bruch & Frederick P. Binkowski

Audio Production: Chris Bocast, for the University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center

This audio book is a companion to the book, "People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish."

Show product details for Wisconsin Women in the War between the States: Facsimlie Reprint of 1911 Volume

Wisconsin Women in the War between the States: Facsimlie Reprint of 1911 Volume

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By: Ethel Alice Hurn
Introduction by Lance J. Herdegen, Chair, Wisconsin Civil War Sesquisentennial Commission


Though the contributions of women during the war were many, documentation of their efforts was scattered at best. Women of the Civil War era could not vote, hold bank accounts, or take a direct role in business. Yet Ethel Alice Hurn persevered, finding a wealth of stories in collections of letters, newspaper files, interviews, and the brief reports and pamphlets of soldier fairs and soldiers’ aid societies. Wisconsin Women in the War between the States documents an important turning point in the changing role of women in American society.

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