Candid, contemplative, and occasionally humorous, Young provides a clear window into everyday events during wartime. Among the Wonders of the Dells. More than four million visitors travel each year to the Wisconsin Dells, making it the most economically significant tourist destination in the state. After the first non-Native settlers arrived in the late s, photographers began capturing images of the region. Bennett marketed his iconic images, some of which exploited the image and history of the Ho-Chunk tribe living in the region, to travel agents who sold them across the United States, encouraging early tourism in the area focused on the untamed nature of the frontier.
In the next century, this continued desire for adventure was built into exotic hotel names, water parks, and amusement rides. When she isn't eavesdropping on family gossip or gazing at taxidermy squirrels in smoky dives, Courtney Kersten charts the uncertainty of her midwestern homeland by looking to the stars and planets. As a teen she had plunged deep into the worlds of signs, symbols, and prophecy. But as her mother—her traveling companion into these spheres—lies dying, Kersten must learn to navigate without the person who always lit the way.
Their last journey together, to swim in a Wisconsin lake, is a bittersweet, darkly comic, poignant climax to this transformative memoir. When the struggling Boston Braves relocated to Milwaukee in March , the city went wild for its new baseball team. Within five years the team would win a World Series and two pennants. It seemed the dawn of a new dynasty. Impassioned fans wore their hearts on their sleeves. Yet in October team owners made a shocking announcement: the Braves were moving to Atlanta.
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Team management claimed they weren't getting enough local support. Patrick Steele delves deeply into all facets of the story, looking at the changing business of baseball in the s, the interactions of the team owners with the government officials who controlled County Stadium, the surging success of the Green Bay Packers, and much more, to understand how the "Milwaukee Miracle" went south.
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Love Wisconsin is a storytelling project all about the people of Wisconsin. Launched online in , the project captured attention by telling first-person, real-life stories, and publishing them right where people hang out: on social media. As the stories were shared, the audience grew. Love Wisconsin: Stories From The Place We Call Home is a hard-cover, photo forward book containing over 80 of the inspiring voices featured in the project.
Farm boy professor and celebrated rural historian shares the life lessons he learned and the history he witnessed as a University of Wisconsin Extension Agent and UW-Madison professor during s, 70s and beyond in his new memoir Once a Professor: A Memoir of Teaching in Turbulent Times. In this continuation of the Apps life story begun in his childhood memoir Limping through Life , Wisconsin's celebrated rural storyteller shares stories from his years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from to , when he left the university to lecture and write fulltime.
During those years Apps experienced the turmoil of protests and riots at the UW in the s, the struggles of the tenure process and faculty governance, and the ever-present pressure to secure funding for academic research and programs. Yet a series of unexpected events and unplanned experiences put him on an unlikely path--and led to a thirty-eight-year career at the University of Wisconsin. The creator of the massively popular, award-winning podcast series The History of Rome brings to life the story of the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.
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The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. After its founding in BCE, the Romans refused to allow a single leader to seize control of the state and grab absolute power. The Roman commitment to cooperative government and peaceful transfers of power was unmatched in the history of the ancient world.
With prose that is alternately harrowing and humorous, McManus takes her own "into-the-wild" Ice Age experience through Wisconsin's forests, prairies, wetlands, farms, and far-flung small towns and through her encounters with wildlife, injured feet, an elusive fellow hiker known as Papa Bear and the history of the still-developing national scenic trail itself.
Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels. In this food memoir, named for the "manoomin" or wild rice that also gives the Menominee tribe its name, tribal member Thomas Pecore Weso takes readers on a cook's journey through Wisconsin's northern woods. He connects each food beaver, trout, blackberry, wild rice, maple sugar, partridge with colorful individuals who taught him Indigenous values.
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Amateur and professional historians will appreciate firsthand stories about reservation life during the mid-twentieth century, when many elders, fluent in the Algonquian language, practiced the old ways. But why should that be? So Alice studied the Constitution and knew that the laws needed to change. But who would change them? She would! In her signature purple hat, Alice organized parades and wrote letters and protested outside the White House. She even met with President Woodrow Wilson, who told her there were more important issues to worry about than women voting.
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John Wilkes Booth, the mercurial son of an acclaimed British stage actor and a Covent Garden flower girl, committed one of the most notorious acts in American history—the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The subject of more than a century of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession, Booth is often portrayed as a shadowy figure, a violent loner whose single murderous act made him the most hated man in America. Dive in to a luau-style celebration of Wisconsin's surfing history. Meet surfing legend Larry "Longboard" Williams who will guide attendees through the crazy, inspiring true story of how he and his twin brother Lee transformed their hometown, Sheboygan, into a destination for surfers worldwide.
More than fifty years before the American Revolution, Boston was in revolt against the tyrannies of the Crown, Puritan authority, and superstition. This is the story of a fateful year that prefigured the events of Stephen Coss brings to life an amazing cast of characters in a year that changed the course of medical history, American journalism, and colonial revolution. A watercolor artist and an archeologist team up to interpret the hidden history and heritage painted in American Indian rock art found in the Upper Midwest in Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest.
With an eye toward preservation, Geri Schrab and Robert "Ernie" Boszhardt take you along as they research, document and interpret the petroglyphs and pictographs made in past millennia. Offering the dual perspectives of scientist and artist, Boszhardt shares the facts that archaeologists have been able to establish about these important artifacts of our early history, while Schrab offers the artist's experience, describing her emotional and creative response upon encountering and painting these sites. In addition to publicly accessible sites such as Wisconsin's Roche-A-Cri State Park and Minnesota's Jeffers Petroglyphs, their book covers the artistic treasures found at several remote and inaccessible rock art sites in the Upper Midwest--revealing the ancient stories through words, full-color photographs, and Schrab's watercolor renditions.
In these times of technological innovation and fast-paced electronic communication, we often take nature for granted--or even consider it a hindrance to our human endeavors. In "Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist's Memoir", Jerry Apps explores such topics as the human need for wilderness, rediscovering a sense of wonder, and his father's advice to "listen for the whispers" and "look in the shadows" to learn nature's deepest lessons. Blaeser will read the poems, visually present the art images, and discuss the examples of this new creative project.
The picto-poems bring her nature and wildlife photography together with poetry to explore intersecting ideas of Native place, nature, preservation, and spiritual sustenance. Others re-mix and re-examine historical images of Native peoples, or trace the connections between contemporary Indigenous experiences and indelible place markers of story.
He was born of good Brahman parents of the Kaundinya gotra at Srikali or Shiyali, a few miles to the South of Chidambaram. Evidently, they had no other children.
At the age of three, Sambandha, who was then called Pillai or Aludaiya Pillai , accompanied his father, one morning, to the bathing ghat of the local temple tank. Busy with his own ablutions, the father forgot the presence of his son; and the boy, left to himself, cried and wept, and called to his mother.
The local goddess heard the cry, and appearing before the boy gave 25 him a cup of her own milk. In the meantime, the father having finished his ablutions, came up to the boy, and wished to know about the cup in his hand. The child broke out into verse, and pointing to the divine figure, still but vanishing through the sky, proclaimed the source of the gift. Ramalinga Swamigal not only printed it but also framed it with an erudite commentary that has come to be incorporated in all subsequent editions of this obscure, 15th century text.
There are those teachers who know from learning, who have tried again and again different means [to acquire knowledge], and having acquired with great difficulty, to a certain extent, the ability to be a teacher, now and then run into difficulties and become confused. Standing within the intelligence of each of those teachers who had knowledge from learning, in the very form of grace, he taught them, and conferred benefits upon them, externally, in the form of a teacher….
These views are both to be reinforced and taken up in an act of religious mimesis by Ramalinga Swamigal in his own writings. Have not several people seen that they have done this? If it is said we know everything without being taught, then does this mean all languages? Or does it mean only the two languages of Sanskrit and Tamil? Or just Tamil? Does it mean all the books written in Tamil? If this is the case how is he going to excuse the mistakes in his published works? Print, particularly in a mobile and urbanizing society, provided a means to reach across to and constitute new reading publics at the same time that a shift was taking place from traditional modes of education.