Brewtown Tales: More Stories from Milwaukee and Beyond


Drawing from John Gurda’s long-running Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel column, Brewtown Tales contains an assortment of captivating stories about the city. Readers will find in these pages the biography of a bridge, a requiem for a union, odes to both autumn and spring, a poem about aging, tales of two shipwrecks, a frank take on segregation, a visit to a junkyard, and memories of the summer of ’68, among many other things. With Gurda’s characteristic wit and eye for detail, this long-awaited follow-up to Cream City Chronicles conveys the distinctive flavors of Wisconsin, as well as a few more exotic places, from Vilas County to Vietnam.

Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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