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Cream City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee's Past
By John Gurda
The Wisconsin Historical Society Press announces the release of "Cream City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee's Past" (Hard Cover: $24.95; ISBN 10: 0-87020-375-4 / ISBN 13: 978-0-87020-375-6) by award-winning author and "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" columnist, John Gurda. The book is a collection of lively stories about the people, the events, the landmarks, and the institutions that have made Milwaukee a unique American community. These stories represent the best of John Gurda's Sunday columns that have appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1994.
Accompanied by historic photographs, Gurda's essays are short, engaging pieces which highlight stories of survival, commerce, celebration and love. From early settlement days to key players in Milwaukee's development to familiar neighborhoods and landmarks, "Cream City Chronicles" reflects Milwaukee's diverse population and elucidates the city's true character as a hometown metropolis.
Milwaukee-born John Gurda is a writer and historian who has studied his hometown for more than 25 years. He is the author of 15 books, including histories of Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, churches and industries. Gurda is also a photographer, lecturer, and local history columnist for the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel." Gurda is an eight-time winner of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Award of Merit.
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The Wisconsin Historical Society Press, publishing since 1855, is the state's oldest publisher.