Famous Wisconsin Inventors and Entrepreneurs by Marv Balousek features thirty profiles plus listings of nearly fifty other inventors and entrepreneurs. From John Appleby's twin binder to Seymour Cray's super-computer, Wisconsin has provided the setting for inventions that improved farming and industry. Inventors and entrepreneurs from the Dairy Sta..
Poison Widow is the true story of a petite and mild-mannered Myrtle Schaude, a model wife and mother from Whitewater, Wisconsin, who poisoned her husband with strychnine, then blamed her lover. Next, she started over with a new family in a new state, conveniently forgetting to mention the sordid events that ended her previous marriage. How could ..
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 ..
The original Bucks Camp Log was discovered among the possessions of the late Glenn H. Williams. Here are the last days of the Wisconsin wilderness, when the howl of timber wolves carried through the pines and woodsmoke from the chimney of a secluded hunting cabin curled above that vast expanse of forest. Each entry in the Log is a captivating word ..
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..
Alive and Kicking: My Journey Through Football, Addiction and Life is a book by and about Chester Marcol, a Polish immigrant who played for the Green Bay Packers in the 1970's. One of the top place-kickers in the game, he was rookie of the year in 1972. Written along with Gary D'Amato, Marcol talks about the hurdles he overcame as a Polish immigran..
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..
Leona's Legacy: Memories of a Farmer's Daughter will have readers of all ages appreciating this nostalgic trip down the back roads and barnyards of rural Southern Wisconsin, as told to the author, Kelly Simons, by your tour guide, Leona Ahnen. Leona grew up on her family's farm there during the depths of America's Great Depression in the 1920s an..
Wisconsin Sports Heroes by Martin Hintz is a collection of biographical sketches of 55 special athletes, either born or raised in Wisconsin, who made Wisconsin famous. Featured are athletes from major team sports as well as bowling, wrestling, boxing, golfing, rodeo riding, surfing and race car driving. A photo of the athlete accompanies each bio..
My Life To My Children by Jack Vilas is a reprinted memoir from 1929. It was originally written only for his children and close friends, and was not available to the general public until now. Purposefully edited for a youthful audience and beyond, this book contains footnote descriptions of unfamiliar 20th-century terms and background information ..
The 25 Greatest Moments in Lambeau Field History by Cliff Christl and Dale Hofmann ranks some of the most golden memories since City Stadium was built in 1957. From the first winning game against the Chicago Bears, Lambeau Field has become famous for traditions, triumphs and trials througout the years. This book, a result of painstaking research, i..
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..
The Hero Next Door, written by Kristin Gilpatrick, tells the intimate stories of 14 Wisconsinites who answered their country's call to duty from 1941-45. Some 300,000 men and women served this country in World War II. In the Hero Next Door you will learn about 14 of those who played a small part in a massive war. They are among those who suffered..
Ice, Fire, Stones is an engaging and poignant work of poetry compelled by a successful, professional womanís 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..
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 ..
Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work, the in-depth biography by Curt Meine, follows him from his childhood as a precocious naturalist to his influential role in the development of conservation and modern environmentalism in the United States. Providing a detailed examination of Leopold's life and the evolution of his thought, this biography also provide..
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..
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 publisherís c..
47 Strings Tessaís Special Code, a children's book by Becky Carey, tells the story of an older sibling learning about his new baby sisterís Down syndrome diagnosis. The beautifully illustrated book educates readers about Down syndrome and teaches that we are all more alike then we are different. This book is great for children of all ages.
Ringlingville USA, by Jerry Apps, chronicles the brothers' journey from immigrant poverty to enduring glory as the kings of the circus world 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. The Ringlings and t..