Limping through Life by Jerry Apps is a memoir of the author's life with polio. The book reveals how the disease affected him physically and emotionally, profoundly influencing his education, military service, and family life. A hard working farm boy in the Wisconsin Fox River valley, young Jerry Apps contracted polio at the age of 12. In Limping t..
Ice, Fire, Stones is an engaging and poignant work of poetry compelled by a successful, professional woman’s need to unwrap the mysteries surrounding her adoption in Iceland. Adopted at six months and soon thereafter moving to the U.S., author Kristine Stewart powerfully portrays the struggles we all face in defining who we were, who we are and wh..
The Game I Won't Forget - Wisconsin Badgers is a book about the greatest moments in Wisconsin Badger football history. Author Mike Beacom offers readers insight into some of the most memorable games as told by the men who played key roles in the games. Former stars like Ron Dayne, Jim Leonard, Al Toon and Pat Richter offer their memories of these c..
Sweet and Sour Pie: A Wisconsin Boyhood by Dave Crehore is a book about the author's youth in 1950's Wisconsin. The reader will enjoy the adventures and misadventures of small town life where family was always at the center. Crehore describes with gentle humor the engaging characters and love of the great outdoors that were a memorable part of his ..
Wisconsin Korean War Stories: Wisconsin Veteran's Tell Their Stories from the Forgotten War is a great companion book to the documentary produced by Wisconsin Public Television. In Wisconsin Korean War Stories, the forgotten war stories are told through first-person interviews, photographs and letters. Explore the stories told by the voices of ..
In Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses, author Jerry Apps tells the stories of rural life at a time when a team of horses was a vital part of the farm family. Horse-Drawn Days pairs lively historic narrative with reminiscences about Jerry's boyhood on the family farm in Wisconsin, offering a vivid picture of a bygone time. Featuring ..
Always a Badger: The Pat Richter Story, by Vince Sweeney, is a biography of Pat Richter, the primary architect of the rise of the University of Wisconsin athletic program over the last 15 years. All-American tight end . . . Basketball and baseball star . . . Winner of Rose Bowl glory. Pat Richter’s record as a University of Wisconsin-Madison athl..
The book The Artist's Wife by author Betty Bowers provides an inside view of an artist's life and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative community while exploring issues of personal growth, raising creative kids, living in a working artist's household, and learning to appreciate what's good - what's cheap in art. Originally published 25 years ag..
Badgers by the Numbers by Jim Polzin is a compilation of the all-time Badger roster, the best players at each jersey number in University of Wisconsin football history. The Badgers have had some outstanding players over the past 90 years like #3 Lee Evans, #15 Ron Vander Kelen, #72 Joe Thomas, #88 Pat Richter, and Heisman Trophy winners #33 Ron Day..
Wisconsin Portraits: 55 People Who Made A Difference by Martin Hintz will introduce you to 55 exceptional people. Some were born in Wisconsin, and others moved here. Some lived long ago, and others are still alive today. They all have one thing in common, though: they did something special that made a difference in the world. Nearly all of th..
Vacation Memories: A Family Journal - This journal is the perfect companion to any vacation!! Record the specifics of your vacation on the Where, When, & How pages; then use the blank pages to write special thoughts, and for vacation pictures. A portion of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to charities of the publisher’s c..
Don't Flinch: Barry Alvarez, The Autobiography is written by the UW football coach along with Mike Lucas. In this book, Barry Alvarez talks about the lessons he learned from his mentors (Nebraska’s Bob Devaney, Iowa’s Hayden Fry and Notre Dame’s Lou Holtz), the hurdles that he had to overcome as a young assistant and high school coach, and the chal..
My Life with the Green and Gold is a book by sportscaster Jessie Garcia who has interviewed Green Bay Packers athletes and coaches for twenty years. In her book, she brings fans to the sidelines at Lambeau Field, inside the locker room, aboard the Packers bus, and into the host's chair at The Mike McCarthy Show. Garcia reported on Wisconsin's belov..
The book, Lombardi and Me: Players, Coaches, and Colleagues Talk About the Man and the Myth by Paul Hornung with Billy Reed explains the legendary Vince Lombardi through the words of the men who knew him the best. Former player and author Paul Hornung, one of Lombardi’s biggest challenges and brightest stars of his time, interviewed the players, c..
After They Were Packers - Where do the heroes go when the cheering ends? In his follow-up to the best-selling Downfield!, author Jerry Poling reveals the lives of the 1997 Super Bowl champions after they left the Green Bay Packers. Also included are former greats Lynn Dickey, Don Majkowski and others from before the New Glory Year. 6 x 9 in.; Soft ..
Wisconsin has produced an impressive array of FAMOUS WISCONSIN MUSICIANS, from Liberace and Hildegarde to Al Jarreau and Clyde Stubblefield to Butch Vig and the Violent Femmes. Author Susan Masino has interviewed many of them and researched Internet sites and other books to profile 32 of them. The book also references hundreds more musicians with ..
Encore! The Renaissance of Wisconsin Opera Houses is a remarkable tribute to Wisconsin's theater heritage. The author, Brian Leahy Doyle chronicles the histories in the late 1800s and early 1900s of ten Wisconsin opera houses and theaters; some freestanding structures built by local benefactors, industrialists, and capitalists and others located w..