I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I am going to try to pick up the pace as fall sets in. I thought I would write a short review on a book I just finished. John Gurda is one of my favorite historians. He has some spectacular history books about Milwaukee. I borrowed the book Cream City Chronicles from the local library for some summer reading. This book is a compilation of smaller stories that Gurda posted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The book is broken into topics, and each chapter covers a story of the topic. For example, a topic in the book is about celebrations. The chapters in that sections cover stories about Christmas, festivals, and holiday traditions. I enjoyed how he begins each chapter with a present view of the topic and transitions into the historical aspect. Gurda also gives his view or memory of the topic he is writing about. If you’re looking for some fun history about Wisconsin’s metropolis, check out this book for a weekend read.