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The name John Gurda is synonymous with Milwaukee history. No living person knows more about Milwaukee's past than John Gurda, and Cream City Chronicles readily displays his gifts as a historian and a writer. Cream City Chronicles is perfect for classroom use or for anyone interested in Milwaukee history delivered in small, digestible bites. I recommend it highly. Timothy L. Ericson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). Cream City Chronicles is must reading for anyone who truly wants to understand and appreciate Milwaukee's rich heritage. James Marten, Professor of History, Marquette University).

John Gurda’s 2007 book Cream City Chronicles is out in paperback. More than anyone, John Gurda raised awareness of Milwaukee’s unique history

John Gurda’s 2007 book Cream City Chronicles is out in paperback. More than anyone, John Gurda raised awareness of Milwaukee’s unique history. He is known for massive tomes such as The Making of Milwaukee and the new Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods, but one of his more modest undertakings is out now in paperback. Originally published in 2007, Cream City Chronicles is a collection of short essays, stories he insists, that had their inception in his columns for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Many of the articles were originally timely, giving historical context to the news of the day, but Gurda revised them with an eye toward extending their shelf life.

Cream City Chronicles is a collection of lively stories about the people, the events, the landmarks, and the institutions that have made Milwaukee a unique American community

Cream City Chronicles 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 historian John Gurda's popular Sunday columns that have appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1994. Find yourself transported back to ather time, when the village of Milwaukee was home to fur trappers and traders.

Being married to somebody who was born and raised in Wisconsin and being a past resident who frequently travelled to Milwaukee, I found this book very interesting. greymith, April 2, 2016.

Cream City Chronicles is a collection of lively stories about the people, the events, the landmarks, and the institutions that have made Milwaukee a unique American community. Find yourself transported back to another time, when the village of Milwaukee was home to fur trappers and traders.

Additional Physical Format: Print version: Gurda, John. Cream City chronicles (DLC) 2006017100 (OCoLC)69593980. Material Type: Document, Internet resource. Related Subjects:(8). Milwaukee (Wi. - - History - Anecdotes.

John Gurda (born 9 June 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American writer and historian. Gurda's book, The Making of Milwaukee, was turned into an Emmy Award-winning documentary series by Milwaukee PBS. He is an eight-time winner of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Award of Merit. He is also a local history columnist for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. in English from Boston College and . in Cultural Geography from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

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Cream City chronicles. stories of Milwaukee's past. Compilation of the author's columns originally published in the Milwaukee journal. Includes bibliographical references and index. Published 2007 by Wisconsin Historical Society Press in Madison.

Cream City Chronicles 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 historian John Gurda’s popular Sunday columns that have appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1994. Find yourself transported back to another time, when the village of Milwaukee was home to fur trappers and traders. Follow the development of Milwaukee’s distinctive neighborhoods, its rise as a port city and industrial center, and its changing political climate. From singing mayors to summer festivals, from blueblood weddings to bloody labor disturbances, the collection offers a generous sampling of tales that express the true character of a hometown metropolis.

Comments: (7)

Dorintrius
A great book describing Milwaukee's neighborhoods and past leaders and developers. Very well written.
Otrytrerl
This book is worthwhile for the charming views it gives of Milwaukee history. Each chapter is short and not very deep, but it gives a glimpse into the past. If memory serves, these had been published previously as newspaper articles, so that explains the brevity.

I was constantly annoyed by the author's polictically correct sermonizing at the end of most of the chapters. I still enjoyed the real history he included before he got to his final preachy paragraph.

The book is by no means a history of Milwaukee, but a collection of interesting vignettes on the past.
Iseared
Short chapters with interesting notes and articles.
Kage
Great commentary and so informative on the subjects of which he is giving the history.
Kaim
Bite-sized bits of history sweetened with Gurda's easy-going charm. A perfect confection for a cold Milwaukee winter.
Buzalas
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
Gaudiker
John Gurda is an expert Milwaukee historian. Well written & accessible, I recommend this book to anyone interested in Milwaukee area's fascinating history.
John Gurda is himself a treasure, and this book is as well. His gift for finding intriguing bits of history and relating them with wisdom and delightful wit is unique and invaluable. He not only preserves the past, he makes it alive again.
Cream City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee's Past download epub
Americas
Author: John Gurda
ISBN: 0870203754
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press; 1 edition (October 16, 2006)
Pages: 320 pages