Sheldon B. Lubar is one of Wisconsin’s leading entrepreneurs, most generous philanthropists, and most public-spirited citizens. This memoir shares the secrets of his success and explains the deeply held principles behind it.
Jones Island, originally a mile-long peninsula bordering on the Lake Michigan shoreline, has a long and fascinating history, including close ties to maritime industries and the rich ethnic heritage of Milwaukee.
Based on the popular series of posters published by the City of Milwaukee in the 1980s, this book features both historical chronicles and contemporary portraits of 37 neighborhoods that emerged before World War II
Written by two Milwaukee County historians, Goodwin Berquist and Paul C. Bowers, Jr, this full-length biography of one of Milwaukee's founding fathers follows Byron Kilbourn from his boyhood home in Ohio to Wisconsin.
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.
Take a nostalgic ride around the fair with celebrated rural historian, Jerry Apps, as the former 4-H leader and fair judge showcases the history of Wisconsin county fairs (and the state fair) in this salute to one of the Midwest’s greatest summer traditions!
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.
Gathering interviews with residents of the now-vanished neighborhood, Dr. Sandra E. Jones reimagines Bronzeville not just as a place, but as a spirit engendered by a people determined to make a way out of no way.