The Kid Who Climbed the Tarzan Tree is a book by D. W. Rozelle recalling his years living in a children's home. The author's mother brings him and his sister to a children's home in 1944 and tells them it will be a short stay. Nearly six years later their stay ends with placement in a foster home. Rozelle remembers his years at the home as the best..
Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story by Dennis McCann unearths the intriguing and often long forgotten histories of more than thirty Wisconsinites of the past. Wisconsin cemeteries house memories of war, families, tragedy, and community, from the ornate tombs of Milwaukee beer baron Frederick Pabst to miniscule ancestral plots. Badger..
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 ..
Madison Women Remember celebrates Madison's 150th birthday as women born between 1915 and 1957 reminisce about growing up here. Meet their families and friends and, enjoy their pastimes, and ultimately follow them through their experience of an adventure everyone shares-coming of age at a particular place and time, receiving its stamp on one’s cha..
This Wicked Rebellion- Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home is a book recounting the stories of the men and women from Wisconsin who took part in the War for the Union. Over 150 years after it began, the Civil War still fascinates the American public. Editor John Zimm draws from over 11,000 letters in the Wisconsin Historical Society's Civil War..
Six Generations Here: A Family Farm Remembers recounts the story of the Krueger family farm in Watertown, Wisconsin since coming to America in 1851 for economic opportunity. Author Marjorie L. McLellan reveals the struggles of rural immigrant life over six generations. The Kruegers always incorporated their past traditions with the needs of the pre..
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..
In Famous Wisconsin Artists and Architects, author Hannah Heidi Levy goes way beyond O’Keeffe and Wright to profile nearly 100 artists and architects and provides listings of many more. The book is packed with more than 150 photos of artists, architects and their works. Paperback, 316 pages, 8.5 x 5.5 in.
In Old Farm: A History, Jerry Apps, one of the Midwest's best-loved authors tells the story of his land, from the last great glacier that dug out its valleys and formed its hills, to his own family's forty-year relationship with the beloved farm they call Roshara. In this quiet but epic tale, Apps describes the Native Americans who lived on the la..