Menu-icon
You have no items in your shopping cart.

Brewtown Tales: More Stories from Milwaukee and Beyond

$24.95
Readers will find in these pages the biography of a bridge, a requiem for a union, odes to autumn and spring, a poem about aging, tales of two shipwrecks, a frank take on segregation, a visit to a junkyard, memories of the summer of ’68, and more.

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Ordering for retail, wholesale, school, library, or other tax-exempt organization?
Availability: Out of stock
- +

Author

John Gurda

Summary

John Gurda’s South Side Milwaukee family loved potluck dinners. “From the Jell-O salads at the start of the line through the hot dishes in the middle and on to the pumpkin bars at the end, the food was always hearty, abundant, and certifiably homemade,” he writes. Drawing from Gurda’s long-running Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel column, Brewtown Tales was prepared in the spirit of those fondly remembered meals. The main dish is Milwaukee history, served in a multitude of ways. Readers will find in these pages the biography of a bridge, a requiem for a union, odes to both autumn and spring, a poem about aging, tales of two shipwrecks, a frank take on segregation, a visit to a junkyard, and memories of the summer of ’68, among many other things. There are also side dishes that convey the distinctive flavors of Wisconsin and a few more exotic places, from Vilas County to Vietnam. Thee long-anticipated follow-up to Gurda’s best-selling Cream City Chronicles, Brewtown Tales serves up a fresh collection of essays on life in Milwaukee, and beyond, from one of the Midwest’s most revered historians.

About the author

JOHN GURDA is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of twenty-three books, including The Making of Milwaukee and Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods. In addition to his work as an author, Gurda is a lecturer, tour guide, and local history columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The common thread in all of his work is an understanding of history as “why things are the way they are.”

Author

John Gurda

Summary

John Gurda’s South Side Milwaukee family loved potluck dinners. “From the Jell-O salads at the start of the line through the hot dishes in the middle and on to the pumpkin bars at the end, the food was always hearty, abundant, and certifiably homemade,” he writes. Drawing from Gurda’s long-running Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel column, Brewtown Tales was prepared in the spirit of those fondly remembered meals. The main dish is Milwaukee history, served in a multitude of ways. Readers will find in these pages the biography of a bridge, a requiem for a union, odes to both autumn and spring, a poem about aging, tales of two shipwrecks, a frank take on segregation, a visit to a junkyard, and memories of the summer of ’68, among many other things. There are also side dishes that convey the distinctive flavors of Wisconsin and a few more exotic places, from Vilas County to Vietnam. Thee long-anticipated follow-up to Gurda’s best-selling Cream City Chronicles, Brewtown Tales serves up a fresh collection of essays on life in Milwaukee, and beyond, from one of the Midwest’s most revered historians.

About the author

JOHN GURDA is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of twenty-three books, including The Making of Milwaukee and Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods. In addition to his work as an author, Gurda is a lecturer, tour guide, and local history columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The common thread in all of his work is an understanding of history as “why things are the way they are.”

Products specifications
Details
PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

978-0-87020-999-4

Publication Year2022
Page Count496
Illustrations175 b&w photos
Format/BindingPaperback
Trim Size5.5 x 8.5 inches
Write your own review
*
*
  • Bad
  • Excellent
*
*
*
*
Products specifications
Details
PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

978-0-87020-999-4

Publication Year2022
Page Count496
Illustrations175 b&w photos
Format/BindingPaperback
Trim Size5.5 x 8.5 inches
Product tags
Customers who bought this item also bought
Cream City Chronicles book cover featuring illustration of Milwaukee city

Cream City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee's Past

These stories, each featuring a historic photograph, represent the best of Gurda's popular Sunday columns that have appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1994.
$18.95
The Making of Milwaukee book cover featuring bold title and images of many different Milwaukee natives

The Making of Milwaukee

Renowned historian John Gurda chronicles the development of a community whose past has produced one of the most livable big cities in America and, at the same time, created some daunting social and economic problems. Thoroughly illustrated. Fourth edition.

Ordering for retail, wholesale, school, library, or other tax-exempt organization?
$35.00
Bottoms Up book cover featuring image of a bar on corner of street

Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries

Paperback: $25.00
272 pages, 394 color and b/w photos and illus., 2 maps, 8 x 10
ISBN: 9780870208720

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Ordering for retail, wholesale, school, library, or other tax-exempt organization?
$25.00
Black and dark blue socks with snowflake design. Black heel and toe cap.

Women's Cotton Blend Crew Socks

From birds & bees to mac & cheese, our women's socks are a soft, cotton blend with comfortable stretch. As fun to wear as to give.
$10.00