The Making of Milwaukee


A richly illustrated history of the city known for beer, bratwurst, and bubblers … and also for Socialist mayors, world-class industry, and elaborate summer festivals. First published in 1999, this standard history has sold more than 25,000 copies to date. The fourth edition appeared in late 2018, with a refreshed text and a new chapter chronicling the tumultuous period since 2000. The book is available from Amazon and local bookstores, but more money stays home if you order on-line or by mail directly from the publisher.

Milwaukee County Historical Society
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Milwaukee, WI 53203