By John Gurda
This new paperback edition of historian John Gurda’s classic collection of Milwaukee history shares lively stories about the people, the events, the landmarks, and the institutions that have made the “cream city” a unique American community. These stories, each featuring a historic photograph, represent the best of 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, Cream City Chronicles offers a generous sampling of tales that express the true character of a hometown metropolis.