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Show product details for How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century

How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century

Price $15.95

Available February 2017

By Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes)

Take a life-long journey, in prose and verse, with Oneida author and poet Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes), who chronicles his voyage schoolyard bullies to workplace barriers—and the loves and lives in between—to discover How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century.

Show product details for Warriors, Saints and Scoundrels: Brief Portraits of Real People Who Shaped Wisconsin

Warriors, Saints and Scoundrels: Brief Portraits of Real People Who Shaped Wisconsin

Price $22.95

Available April 2017!

By Michael Edmonds and Samantha Snyder


Meet the mayors, ministers, mystics, murderers, & more whose lives influenced and defined the state of Wisconsin in these brief biographies from the past.

Show product details for George Washington: A Man of Action

George Washington: A Man of Action

Price $22.95

Available March 2017

By John P. Kaminski

John P. Kaminski, founder of The Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, paints an intimate word portrait of the Father of America, George Washington, in this collection of quotations by and about the man who fellow founding figure Henry Knox eulogized as: “First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen.”

Show product details for Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy’s Reflection on Water

Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy’s Reflection on Water

Price $22.95

Available February 2017

By Jerry Apps


Growing up on the family farm, Jerry Apps learned from a young age that water was precious. The farm had no running water, a windmill pumped drinking water for the small herd of cattle, and Jerry and his brothers hauled bucket after bucket of water for the family’s use.In Never Curse the Rain, Jerry shares his memories of water, from its importance to his family’s crops and cattle to its many recreational uses—fishing trips, canoe journeys, and the simple pleasures of an afternoon spent dreaming in the haymow as rain patters on the barn roof.

Show product details for Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark

Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark

Price $26.95

Available April 2017

By Bob Buege


Play ball again with the stars of Milwaukee’s original home diamond, Borchert Field. Baseball historian Bob Buege reintroduces the famous and fascinating athletes and celebrities who dazzled audiences in Milwaukee’s venerable ballpark between 1888 and 1952.

Show product details for Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail

Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail

Price $20.00

Available April 2017

By Melanie Radzicki McManus


In thirty-six thrilling days, Melanie Radzicki McManus hiked 1,100 miles around Wisconsin, landing her in the elite group of Ice Age Trail thru-hikers known as the Thousand-Milers. In prose that’s alternately harrowing and humorous, Thousand-Miler takes you with her on an “into-the-wild” experience through Wisconsin’s forests, prairies, wetlands, farms, and far-flung small towns.

Show product details for This Storied River: Legend & Lore of the Upper Mississippi

This Storied River: Legend & Lore of the Upper Mississippi

Price $20.00

Available March 2017

By Dennis McCann


Longtime journalist Dennis McCann takes us on an intimate tour of the Upper Mississippi—from Dubuque, Iowa, to the Minnesota headwaters, and dozens of places in between. This Storied River celebrates the Upper Mississippi’s colorful history and the unique role the river has played in shaping the Midwest.

Show product details for The Chippewa: Biography of a Wisconsin Waterway

The Chippewa: Biography of a Wisconsin Waterway

Price $20.00

Available June 2017

By Richard D. Cornell


Wander the waters and legends of a northern river with paddler and memoirist Richard D. Cornell as he follows the history and stories of the Chippewa River from its two sources south of Ashland to where it joins the Mississippi.

Show product details for On a Clear Night: Essays from the Heartland

On a Clear Night: Essays from the Heartland

Price $20.00

Available May 2017

By Marnie Mamminga


Best-selling North Woods memoirist Marnie Mamminga returns to the Society Press with this dazzling collection, of essays on the extraordinarily ordinary rhythms of the Midwest—from the anxiety of taking a teenager out for driving lessons, the nostalgic pleasure of watching the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the heartache of moving an aging parent into a nursing home, and the quiet bliss of sitting on a cabin’s porch, listening for loons and wolves under the Northwoods’ starry sky.

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

Hunting Camp 52: Tales from a North Woods Deer Camp

Price $18.95

By John Marvin Hanson

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

Price $19.95

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 Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest

Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest

Price $29.95

By Geri Schrab and Robert Boszhardt

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

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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

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 The News from Lone Rock

The News from Lone Rock

Price $18.95

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

Price $22.95

By John P. Kaminski

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

Price $24.95

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

Price $12.95

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.

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