Wisconsin History & Culture

Then Garth Became Elvis: A Country Music Writer's Journey with the Stars, 1985-2010

Discover (country) stars in their own voice!

Discover country music stars' most insightful, unguarded comments, told to award-winning writer Tom Alesia, during...

November 2, 2021
Grissom Press
When the White Pine Was King: A History of Lumberjacks, Log Drives, and Sawdust Cities
"From the ring of the ax in the woods, to the scream of the saw blade in the mill, to the founding of many of Wisconsin's communities, Jerry Apps does an outstanding job bringing Wisconsin's logging...
August 21, 2020
Wisconsin Agriculture: A History

"I'm embarrassed to say I thought I knew anything substantial about Wisconsin agriculture or its history before I read this book. 'Wisconsin Agriculture' should be required reading in history...

September 15, 2015
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Suc

The Ringling Brothers began their business under the most modest of circumstances and through hard work, business savvy, and some luck created the largest, most famous circus in the world. They...

October 6, 2004
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
280 Pages
Free Will Explained: How Science and Philosophy Converge to Create a Beautiful Illusion
A compelling essay on free will from an internationally recognized authority on atheism, and author of God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction.

Do we have...

February 6, 2018
Wisconsin Day Trips by Theme (Revised)
This guidebook is packed with hundreds of Wisconsin's best destinations organized by theme, so readers can decide what to do and then find where to do it.
May 24, 2016
Adventure Publications
256 Pages
Dogs on the Trail: A Year in the Life

A delightful photographic journey into a year in the life of a team of sled dogs, based on Braverman's wildly popular Twitter feed

When Blair Braverman started posting...

November 16, 2021
Ecco Press
Historic Photos of Milwaukee

Historic Photos of Milwaukee

Chasco, Elizabeth
From the original founding fathers of Juneau, Kilbourn and Walker to becoming the brewing capitol of the world, Historic Photos of Milwaukee is a photographic history collected from the areas top...
May 1, 2007
202 Pages
Madison Chefs: Stories of Food, Farms, and People
Why do Salvatore's tomato pies have the sauce on the top? Where did chef Tami Lax learn to identify mushrooms in the woods? How did Morris develop its signature ramen?

Farm-to-table is a cliché...

December 21, 2021
University of Wisconsin Press
How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century: Continuing the Oral Tradition: Tales of an Iro
In deceptively simple prose and verse, Louis V. "Two Shoes" Clark III shares his life story, from childhood on the Rez, through school and into the working world, and ultimately as an elder,...
February 1, 2017
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
120 Pages

New Arrivals

Leviathan Falls
Back to Japan: The Life and Art of Master Kimono Painter Kunihiko Moriguchi
Havana Year Zero
Born of No Woman
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Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World
Certain Hunger
Loneliest Americans
Sandor Katz's Fermentation Journeys: Recipes, Techniques, and Traditions from Around the World