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Show product details for The Great War Comes to Wisconsin: Sacrifice, Patriotism, and Free Speech in a Time of Crisis

The Great War Comes to Wisconsin: Sacrifice, Patriotism, and Free Speech in a Time of Crisis

Price $26.95

Available Fall 2017!

By Richard Pifer


Examine Wisconsin’s response to World War I in author Richard L. Pifer’s new Society Press book “The Great War Comes to Wisconsin.” This book captures the homefront war experience: the political debates over war policy, the worry over loved ones fighting overseas, the countless everyday sacrifices, and the impact of a wartime hysteria that drove dissent underground.

Show product details for Old Farm Country Cookbook: Recipes, Menus, and Memories

Old Farm Country Cookbook: Recipes, Menus, and Memories

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By Jerry Apps and Susan Apps-Bodilly


Return to an era when all food was local and farming was a family-run affair with story master Jerry Apps. Together with his daughter, author Susan Apps-Bodilly, they share the farm family food that only Jerry’s mother knew how to make in this warm-hearted, memoir-style cookbook plucked right from Eleanor Apps’s Depression Era recipe box.

Show product details for Walking Home Ground: In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth

Walking Home Ground: In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth

Price $22.95

Available October 2017!

By Robert Root


When longtime author Robert Root moves to a small town in southeast Wisconsin, he gets to know his new home by walking the same terrain traveled by three Wisconsin luminaries who were deeply rooted in place—John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and August Derleth. Root walks with Muir at John Muir State Natural Area, with Leopold at the Shack, and with Derleth in Sac Prairie. In prose that is at turns introspective and haunting, Walking Home Ground inspires us to see history’s echo all around us.

Show product details for Life in a Northern Town: Cooking, Eating, and Other Adventures along Lake Superior

Life in a Northern Town: Cooking, Eating, and Other Adventures along Lake Superior

Price $29.95

Available August 2017!

By Mary Dougherty


This one-of-a-kind cookbook is a locavore lovers’ collection of global recipes with a North Woods twist, a small-town heart, and a farm-to-table setting. Through recipes, stories, and photos, chef, mother, author, and foodie Mary Dougherty explores what is grown and raised in northern Wisconsin—in and around the Bayfield Peninsula and Apostle Islands.

Show product details for Justice for All: Selected Writings of Lloyd A. Barbee

Justice for All: Selected Writings of Lloyd A. Barbee

Price $26.95

Available October 2017!

By Daphne E. Barbee-Wooten
Foreword by Congresswoman Gwen Moore


Discover many of the most poignant writings for civil rights leader Lloyd A. Barbee, a champion in Wisconsin’s fair housing, desegregation, and civil rights battles of the 1960s and 70s. This collection features Barbee’s writings from the front lines of the civil rights movement, along with his reflections from later in life on the challenges of legislating as a minority, the logistics of coalition building, and the value of moving the needle on issues that would outlast him.

Show product details for Mexicans in Wisconsin

Mexicans in Wisconsin

Price $12.95

Available October 2017!

By Sergio M González


Trace the diverse journeys of Mexicans to the Upper Midwest and learn about the trials and triumphs of the generations of Mexican immigrants in Mexicans in Wisconsin. From agricultural and factory workers to renowned writers and musicians, the Mexican immigrants who have made their homes in Wisconsin over the past century have become a significant and diverse part of this state’s cultural and economic history.

Show product details for Danger, Man Working: Writing from the Heart, the Gut, and the Poison Ivy Patch

Danger, Man Working: Writing from the Heart, the Gut, and the Poison Ivy Patch

Price $18.95

Available September 2017!

By Michael Perry


New York Times Bestselling author Michael Perry returns with what he humbly refers to as “a shovel full” of introspective and reflective essays on everything from musky fishing, puking and mountain-climbing Iraq War veterans to the frozen head of Ted Williams. With wit, introspection and insight, Perry delivers a wide range of subjects, from musky fishing, puking, and mountain climbing Iraq War veterans to the frozen head of Ted Williams.

Show product details for The Wisconsin Capitol: Stories of a Monument and Its People

The Wisconsin Capitol: Stories of a Monument and Its People

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By Michael Edmonds


A centennial look at Wisconsin’s most recognizable edifice -- the Wisconsin State Capitol -- and the people who have made history beneath its iconic dome. This book tells the remarkable story of the building—in all its incarnations—and the people who made history beneath its dome.

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

How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century

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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

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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 Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark

Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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