Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods is the most comprehensive account of grassroots Milwaukee ever published. Based on the popular series of posters published by the City of Milwaukee in the 1980s, the book features both historical chronicles and contemporary portraits of 37 neighborhoods that emerged before World War II, an ensemble that defines the city of Milwaukee. Richly illustrated, engagingly written and organized for maximum ease of use, the book is a fine-grained introduction to the community.
John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of 22 books, including histories of Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, industries and places of worship. In addition to his work as an author, Gurda is a columnist for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. He has a BA in Englsih from Boston College and a MA in cultural geography from UW-Milwaukee, along with an honorary PhD.
Published by the Milwaukee Historical Society. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.