Awards2010 ForeWord Reviews' Book of the Year AwardFinalist in the Regional Category
2011 National Indie Excellence AwardsFinalist in the Regional Nonfiction Category
2011 USA National Best Book AwardsFinalist in the History: United States Category
2011 Wisconsin Historical SocietyWinner of the Book Award of Merit
Author InterviewsJim Peck interviewed Erika Janik on the Milwaukee Public Television program "I Remember" on January 10, 2011.Jim Packard interviewed Erika Janik on Wisconsin Public Radio's Ideas Network on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 11:00am on the "Larry Meiller" show.
PraiseLarry Meiller, Wisconsin Public Radio"Erika Janik has produced a wonderful portrait of the Badger state. With its engaging style, her short history of Wisconsin -- including its national achievements in areas like the environment, education, labor and politics -- provides a remarkable insight into what makes the state great. You'll be surprised at the treasures she's unearthed!"
First lady of Wisconsin, Jessica Doyle"'A Short History of Wisconsin' is a compelling look into the state's past. This exemplary book would make any Wisconsinite proud, and enlighten others as to why our state is a unique and welcoming place to live and experience."