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|Milwaukee County Zoo
by Darlene Winter, Elizabeth Frank, Mary Kazmierczak
"From the inception of the Milwaukee County Zoo at West Park in 1892, the citizens of Milwaukee have worked diligently to make it one of the finest zoos in the country. Their tireless effort and faith were rewarded. The zoo experienced many firsts, including the first polar bear born in captivity in North America, and was home to Samson, one of the largest gorillas in captivity. Throughout its history, the zoo also gained fame for innovative exhibit design. The zoo has flourished through the cooperation of Milwaukee County and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. This public-private relationship has existed successfully since 1910." -- Product Description
by Wisconsin Marine Historical Society
"In 1778, the first sailing vessel with cargo holds, the Archange, a schooner built for prominent British trader John Askin, found 'quiet waters' in Milwaukee Bay. These quiet waters and the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers made Milwaukee a favorable destination for early settlers. Maritime Milwaukee explores the growth of the city's port and three riverfronts through a variety of photographs spanning the 1800s to the present thanks to the archival preservation of collections by the Port of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Public Library, and the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society." -- Product Description
"The Wisconsin Marine Historical Society, located in and affiliated with the Milwaukee Public Library, is dedicated to promoting interest in discovering, collecting, recording, disseminating, and preserving materials related to the history of the Great Lakes. Founded in 1959, it has helped maintain the vast Great Lakes Marine Collection located in the Milwaukee Public Library. The society has grown from a world of paper, pencils, and typewriters to the age of technology. With databases and primary sources, searching history has been made easier than ever." -- About the Author
|Milwaukee's Early Architecture|
by Megan E. Daniels
"Milwaukee developed from three pioneer settlements, those of Solomon Juneau, Byron Kilbourn, and George Walker--three hubs from which three villages radiated outward into one city." -- Product Description
"Images from Milwaukee's Historic Preservation Commission and the Milwaukee Public Library were selected by author Megan Daniels to narrate Milwaukee's architectural history as it responded to the city's development and historical events." -- Product Description
|Fractured Tales of Milwaukee's Eastside
by Thelma Queen Tillie Kamuchey (Author), Jim Rabbi Hanley (Contributor)
A True Story About the Germans, the Poles, the Irish, the Jews, the Italians, and the Greeks
|Soul of a Port: The History and Evolution of the Port of Milwaukee (WI)|
by Leah Dobkin
Recounts the history of the Port of Milwaukee.
|Moon Milwaukee and Madison (Moon Handbooks)
by Thomas Huhti
"Born and bred 'Cheesehead' Thomas Huhti offers an insider's view of cities Milwaukee and Madison, from the pubs and the Harley-Davidson museum in Milwaukee to the eclectic weekly farmer's market and abundant biking trails in Madison. Thomas provides travel strategies such as 7-Day Best of Milwaukee & Madison, exploring the German and beer-based culture of Milwaukee and hitting up the often-overlooked outdoors recreation available in Madison." --from the Product Description.
|Milwaukee and SE Wisconsin Bike Map 2nd Edition (Map)
by Bruce Thompson (Author), Doug Shidell (Editor), Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
"The 2nd edition is now on tear and water resistant paper. Updated road routes and bike trails, more detailed inset maps and sharper graphics make this the best bike map available for Milwaukee and SE Wisconsin. Coverage: Detailed maps of Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Mukwonago and parts of Brookfield. Larger scale overview map of SE Wisconsin from the Illinois border to Port Washington and west to Lake Geneva. Highlights: Complete network of bicycle friendly roads and bike trails. All routes have been field tested by an experienced local rider and checked by other riders. Features: Full color map 22 X 34 inches, two sided. Milwaukee's signature Oak Leaf Trail is clearly marked. Selected locations for parking, drinking water, restrooms and points of interest. Clear and easy-to-understand graphics. 100% to scale. About the paper: Printed on tear and water resistant Polyart paper. Will hold up to sweaty jersey pockets, sudden storms, chaotic handlebar packs and overstuffed panniers." --from the Product Description.
|German Milwaukee: Its History-Its Recipes
by Trudy Knauss Paradis, E. J. Brumder, Robin Paradis-Kent
"This book, by history and photograph, recipe and anecdote, recounts the lately forgotten story of the Germans in Milwaukee and the profound influence these German-speaking immigrants and their descendants had upon the dynamic city of today. Author Trudy Knauss Paradis, with the assistance of E.J. Brumder, beautifully sets forth this extraordinary history; from the early German-speaking arrivals to Milwaukee County in the 1830s, to the vibrant 'German Athens on Lake Michigan' which these immigrants and their children created, to the suppression of German identity following the two World Wars, to the renaissance of German ancestral pride of today. Together, Ms. Knauss Paradis, Director-in-Charge of Cultural Exhibition for German Fest Milwaukee and a child of German-born immigrants; and Mr. Brumder, local historian and scion of the Brumder German-language publishing empire, provide a well-rounded view of not only what it has meant and still means to be 'German' in Milwaukee, but also an insightful portrayal of an often brilliant, culturally vibrant and always industrious community which has enriched Milwaukee at every conceivable level. " --from the Product Description.
|Milwaukee's Soldiers Home (Images of America)|
by Patricia A. Lynch
"As the country sought healing and peace after the Civil War, Wisconsin citizens took up Pres. Abraham Lincoln's challenge 'to care for him who shall have borne the battle.' Their efforts paved the way for the establishment in Milwaukee of one of the original three branches of the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. In May 1867, the first 60 veterans, including a musician from the War of 1812, moved to a single building on 400 rolling acres west of Milwaukee. By the end of the 19th century, the bustling campus boasted its own hospital, chapel, library, theater, and recreation hall, in addition to the grand main building. Subsequent wars and military conflicts created a need for additional buildings and services. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011, the campus continues to offer a healing environment for today's patients and stands as a testimony to advances in veteran health care." --from the Product Description.
|German Milwaukee (Images of America) (Paperback)
by Jennifer Watson Schumacher
"German immigrants began arriving to Milwaukee in the 1830s. By 1859, over one-third of the city was German. They opened schools and churches, started businesses, ran for office, and introduced professional German theater, art, and music to the city. Milwaukee soon became known throughout the United States-—and even abroad-—as the 'German Athens of North America.' There is a reason Milwaukee is known as the city of beer and brats, why it is here that the biggest Germanfest in the country takes place, and why still today the German language can be seen and heard throughout the city." --from the Product Description.
|The Making of Milwaukee|
by John Gurda
Written by a recognized expert in Milwaukee history, this is the story of Milwaukee from its origins up until a year before the end of the 20th century. Highly recommended.
|Making Milwaukee Mightier: Planning and the Politics of Growth, 1910-1960
by John M. Mccarthy
This book looks at Milwaukee's history during a period when the city grew in surface area but declined in terms of its population rank among American cities.
|Riverwest: A community history
by Thomas L Tolan
Describes the history of the land west of the Milwaukee River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin north of North Avenue that is known as "Riverwest."
|Milwaukee's Live Theater
by Jonathan West
Tells the story of theater in Milwaukee.
|Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak|
by William Povletich
Tells the story of the team that won the 1957 World Series baseball championship.
|The American Association Milwaukee Brewers|
by Rex Hamann, Bob Koehler
The story of 51 seasons (1902-1952) at Milwaukee's Borchert Field.
|Milwaukee Television History: The Analog Years|
by Dick Golembiewski
Traces the history, people, technology, and shows from the 1930's onward in Milwaukee, the city where the first application for a commercial TV license was filed with the FCC in 1938.
|The Miller Beer Barons: The Frederick Miller Family and Its Brewery|
by Tim John The story of Fredrick J. Miller and his descendents.
by Fran Bauer
A group of 16 art students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design walked the city of Milwaukee with sketchbooks in hand. The 123 landmarks and scenes captured in the students' artwork and reproduced in the Milwaukee Sketchbook showcase the results of those artistic explorations.
|Milwaukee's Brady Street Neighborhood|
by Frank D. Alioto
Explore fascinating Brady Street in photos.
|Milwaukee County Parks|
by Laurie Muench Albano
The story behind Milwaukee County's 60 square kilometers of parkland.
|Entertainment in Early Milwaukee
by Larry Widen
Shows off the amusements of early Milwaukee--amusement parks, theaters, people, and places.
|Historic Photos of Milwaukee|
by Elizabeth Chasco
|Cream City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee's Past|
by John Gurda
This is a compilation of the author's columns about Milwaukee history from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
|Milwaukee Then and Now|
by Sandra Ackerman
Compares archival photographs of Milwaukee to contemporary images. Over 100 photographs.
|Silver Screens: A Pictorial History of Milwaukee's Movie Theaters|
by Larry Widen, Judi Anderson
Shows the great movie theaters from the past, when theater architecture delighted and dazzled.
by Richard Klatte Prestor
Shows photos of Milwaukee showing life in the period 1862 to 1949.
|Milwaukee Fire Department|
by Wayne Mutza
Former Milwaukee firefighter Wayne Mutza shows off the technical and social history of firefighters in Milwaukee.
|Life Lines: Stories from the Firehouse|
by Wayne Mutza
Former Milwaukee firefighter Wayne Mutza tells of his experience fighting fires in Milwaukee.
|Milwaukee Police Department|
by Maralyn A. Wellauer-Lenius
Organized in 1855, MPD has a long and proud history, and this book describes the story in words and photographs.
by Martin Hintz
Tells about the Irish community in Milwaukee using photographs, spanning the time from early immigration to the annual Irish Fest.
by David B. Holmes, Wenbin Yuan
The story of Chinese who came to Milwaukee.
by Martin Hintz, Mario A. Carini
The story of Italians who came to Milwaukee for jobs and settled in neighborhoods such as the Third Ward, Brady Street, and Bay View.
by Martin Hintz
Tells the story of the Milwaukee Jewish community's heritage and formation.
|Latinos in Milwaukee|
by Joseph A. Rodriguez and Walter Sava
Shows the development of Milwaukee’s Latino beginning as a Colonia Mexicana in the 1920s to the present time when more than 100,000 Latinos live in Milwaukee.
|Milwaukee's Bronzeville, 1900-1950|
by Paul H. Geenen
Traces the growth of the community along Walnut Street that came to be known as Milwaukee’s Bronzeville.
|Bronzeville A Milwaukee Lifestyle|
by Ivory A. Black, Avory A. Black
Tells of the social and cultural life of the area of Bronzeville.
|Building a Masterpiece: Milwaukee Art Museum|
by Milwaukee Art Museum, Franz Schulze, Russell Bowman (Introduction)
Tells the story of Milwaukee Art Museum's addition, designed by Spanish engineer-architect Santiago Calatrava, hailed by Time magazine as the #1 design innovation for 2001. See also the "Calatrava" photos in the MKE album.
|Santiago Calatrava: Milwaukee Art Museum, Quadracci Pavilion|
by David Gordon (Foreword), Cheryl Kent, Jeff Millies (Photographer)
|Milwaukee Road Depots: 1856 Through 1954 Photo Archive|
by Kim D. Tschudy
Photos of the depots that were the centers of communities along the railroad.
|The Milwaukee Neighborhood Map|
by Big Stick, Inc
See 189 Milwaukee neighborhoods hand-drawn in color on a map!
|Illuminating the Particular: Photographs of Milwaukee's Polish South Side|
by Christel T. Maass, Roman B. J. Kwasniewski (Photographer)
Shows the everyday life of the immigrant experience in Milwaukee's Polish community during the early decades of the 20th century.
|Byron Kilbourn and the Development of Milwaukee|
by Goodwin Berquist, Paul C. Bowers
Biography of Byron Kilbourn (1801-1870), developer of early Milwaukee, a Milwaukee alderman, and elected two times mayor in 1848 and 1854.
|Vintage Milwaukee Postcards|
by Larry Widen
250 classic postcard images depict Milwaukee's old theaters, hotels, restaurants, streets and more.
|City-building In America|
by Anthony M Orum
This book uses Milwaukee history as a case study to make its main point: the building of cities is marked not just by the conflict between city growth and social equity, but also a life cycle that can be summarized by stages of growth and decline made more dramatic by city v. suburban conflicts.See book notes.
by Todd Dacquisto
A paperback collection of color photographs showing off Milwaukee.
|This Is Milwaukee|
by Robert W. Wells
Recalls Milwaukee's history: the bridge wars, the red light districts, gambling, riots, clandestine stills, and more.
|Cop's Kid: A Milwaukee Memoir|
by Mel C. Miskimen
A memoir of growing up as the child of a Milwaukee police officer.
|Bucket Boy: A Milwaukee Legend|
by Ernest L Meyer
Covers early German life in Milwaukee
|Out at the Soldiers' home|
by Elizabeth Frances Corbett
A young girl grows up among Civil War veterans at Wood, Wisconsin.
|The Milwaukee Story: The making of an American city|
by H Russell Austin
|Beertown Blazes: A Century of Milwaukee Firefighting|
|Milwaukee Streets: The Stories Behind Their Names|
by Carl Baehr, Ellen Baehr
Eight hundred Milwaukee street names and the stories behind them.
|Greater Milwaukee's Growing Pains, 1950-2000: An Insider's View|
by Richard W. Cutler
A view on Milwaukee's politics in the late 20th century.
|City-Smart Guidebook: Milwaukee|
by Nathan Guequierre
Delves into the fascinating aspects of Milwaukee for the resident and visitor alike.
|Day Trips from Milwaukee: Getaways Less Than Two Hours Away|
by Martin Hintz, Daniel Hintz
Ideas for travel beyond the city: glacial hills, air museum, Chocolate Festival, and more.
|The Wright State: Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin|
by Jonathan Lipman, Neil Levine, Frank Lloyd Wright, Milwaukee Art Museum (Corporate Author)
Shows how Wright’s Wisconsin roots influenced his ideas and practice.
|The Chronicles of Milwaukee: Being a Narrative History of the Town from Its Earliest Period to the Present|
|Milwaukee the History of a City|
|Milwaukee: City by the Waters (Urban Tapestry Series)|
by Bob Uecker (Introduction), Bob Kimball (Editor)
This enormous coffee-table picture book shows off Milwaukee's slick and gritty sides.
|Trading Post to Metropolis: Milwaukee County's First One Hundred and Fifty Years|
by Ralph M. Aderman
|The Milwaukee Road: The First Hundred Years|
by August William Derleth, Roger H. Grant (Introduction), H. Roger Grant (Introduction)
Traces the railroad incorporated in 1847 in Wisconsin Territory that grew to operate in twelve states with 40,000 employees and 16 megameters of lines in 1948 to its absorption in 1985 into the Soo Line.
|The Milwaukee Road 1928-1985|
by Jim Scribbins
|The Milwaukee Road Revisited|
Stanley W. Johnson
|Milwaukee Road in Its Hometown: In and Around the City of Milwaukee (Golden Years of Railroading Series)|
|Milwaukee Road 1850 Through 1960: Photo Archive: Photographs from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Photo Archive Series)|
|The Mayor Who Made Milwaukee Famous: An Autobiography|
Henry W. Maier
|Harley-Davidson: The Milwaukee Marvel|
Harry V. Sucher
|Growing Up Harley-Davidson: Memoirs of a Motorcycle Dynasty|
by Jean Davidson, Arthur Davidson
Jean Davidson's grandfather was Walter Davidson, one of the four founders and the first president of Harley-Davidson.
|German-American Urban Culture: Writers & Theaters in Early Milwaukee|
by Peter C. Merrill
|America's Great Circus Parade: Its Roots, Its Revival, Its Revelry|
Charles Philip Fox, C. P. Fox
|Kidding Around Milwaukee: What to Do, Where to Go, and How to Have Fun in Milwaukee (Kidding Around)|
Sharon Hart Addy
|One Nation, Many Tribes: How Kids Live in Milwaukee's Indian Community (A World of My Own)|
Kathleen Krull, David Hautzig (Photographer)
John Thorn (Editor), et al
|A Case Study in Us Urban Leadership: The Incumbency of Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maier|
|Dreams & Secrets: New Work by Milwaukee Writers|
Jame B. Kremsreiter (Editor)
|The Fifties and Beyond in Milwaukee|
|The German Immigrant Press in Milwaukee (American Ethnic Groups)|
Carl Heinz. Knoche
|German-American Artists in Early Milwaukee: A Biographical Dictionary|
Peter Merrill (Compiler)
|The Healthiest City: Milwaukee and the Politics of Health Reform|
by Judith Walzer Leavitt
|Hard Water: Politics And Water Supply In Milwaukee, 1870-1995|
by Kate Foss-Mollan
Examines formation, growth, and change in the Water Department of Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1870-1995.
|Joycean Occasions: Essays from the Milwaukee James Joyce Conference|
Janet E. Dunleavy, et al
|Milwaukee Braves: A Baseball Eulogy|
|Black Milwaukee: The Making of an Industrial Proletariat, 1915-45 (Blacks in the New World)|
by Joe William, Jr. Trotter
Magazine covering Milwaukee culture and attractions; feature articles, regular departments on lifestyle, personalities, restaurants, events, education, and arts.
|Street Guide-Milwaukee: Milwaukee, Waukesha And Portions of Racine & Kenosha, Washington, and Oz Counties|
by Rand McNally & Company
Maps showing: Brookfield, Delafield, Franklin, Greenfield, Kenosha, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Milwaukee, Oconomowoc, Racine, Waukesha, Wauwatosa, West Allis. Lay-flat spiral binding; the Guide includes a digital version on CD-ROM for desktop mapping and route planning. Dimensions: 8.5" x 11".
by Rand McNally & Company
Map of Milwaukee that easily folds to display individual sections; laminated design allows you to mark your route, make notes, then wipe the surface clean for further use. Measures 9" x 4.25" folded; 18" x 17" unfolded.
|Major League (1989)|
This is the first of the "Major League" movies (the funny one). Filmed partly at the old County Stadium.
|American Movie: The Making of Northwestern|
Winner at Sundance. Now on DVD Starring: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, et al. Director: Chris Smith. Documentary. The story of Mark Borchardt's struggle to make his movie, "Coven," which he intends to sell to fund his movie "Northwestern." The DVD includes "Coven."
|Mr. 3000, starring Bernie Mac|
Bernie becomes a Brewer to retake his 3000-hit record. Filmed at Milwaukee's Miller Park. Moderately favorable to tepid reviews for its theatrical release. Now on DVD.
"Milwaukee Steve" Burrows directs and stars in this loosely semi-autobiographical pic about his adventures in acting, commercials, screenwriting, and Hollywood; filmed in LA and in some scenes in the Milwaukee area; shows off Milwaukee at its snowiest, coldest, and cheesiest.
A film noir in color and "my college film" are the characterizations director Allan Mindel claims for his film. With its oversaturated colors and quirky camera work, it is pretty to look at, but except for Bruce Dern's solid performance, the acting, too, is oversaturated. Shows off Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood far colder than it actually was while filming--some of the "snow" in the film is actually shaving cream. (In truth, Milwaukee's annual average temperature is close to that of Toronto, and Milwaukee actually gets less snow than Toronto. Of course, if you think Toronto is an icebox, that doesn't make Milwaukee sound all that moderate.)
|The Wealth of Cities: Revitalizing the Centers of American Life |
by John O. Norquist (former mayor of Milwaukee)
Norquist makes the case for human-centered cities to re-ignite the dynamic energy inherent in urban areas. See book notes.
by Brenda Cardenas
Poet Laureate of Milwaukee (2010-2012)
|Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People: New and Selected Poems 1979-2007|
by Susan Firer
Poet Laureate of Milwaukee (2008-2009)
|The Laugh We Make When We Fall|
by Susan Firer
Poems; Backwaters Prize winner for 2001. Firer was born and has lived most of her life in Milwaukee.
|The Lives of the Saints and Everything|
by Susan Firer
Poems; Cleveland State University Poetry Series.
|North Point North: New and Selected Poems|
by John Koethe
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee philosophy professor and former Poet Laureate of Milwaukee (2000-2001)
|Antler: The Selected Poems|
Often published in literary magazines and winner of the Walt Whitman Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Antler is a former Poet Laureate of Milwaukee (2002-2003)
|Shadows Like These: Poems|
by Marilyn Taylor
Former Poet Laureate of Milwaukee (2004-2005)
|The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg|
by Carl Sandburg (lived in Milwaukee as a journalist).
|The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East|
by Sandy Tolan (grew up in Milwaukee).
|Me and Hank: A Boy and His Hero, Twenty-Five Years Later|
by Sandy Tolan (grew up in Milwaukee).
by Larry Widen
An exploration of the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Chicago and interviews with musicians.
|The Turk and My Mother: A Novel|
by Mary Helen Stefaniak
A native of Milwaukee, Stefaniak received the 2005 John Gardner Fiction Book Award from Binghamton University for this novel.
|The Bradley Legacy: Lynde and Harry Bradley, Their Company, and Their Foundation|
by John Gurda
|The Quiet Company: A Modern History of Northwestern Mutual Life|
by John Gurda
|What other Milwaukee writers should be here?|