Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes R. Richard (Dick) Wagner, whose new book is Coming Out, Moving Forward: Wisconsin’s Recent Gay History. It’s from our good friends at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, which last year published the companion volume, We’ve Been Here All Along: Wisconsin’s Early Gay History. As he […]
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Madison BookBeat – Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes UW Professor Emeritus Dennis L. Dresang, author of Patrick J. Lucey: A Lasting Legacy. It’s the first biography of the late Governor of Wisconsin, and it’s just out from our good friends at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Patrick Joseph Lucey was […]
Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes two guests this hour – starting with award-winning novelist J.F. Riordan, who will be presenting her new novel A Small Earnest Question this Thursday night at 7 in a virtual visit presented by our friends at Mystery to Me Books. In about half an hour, […]
Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes Milwaukee native Rick Perlstein, whose new book Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980 does include some scenes in Madison and anyway is such an important contribution to our understanding of modern politics that it’s worth bending the concept just a little bit. In the presidential campaign […]
Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan’s guest this hour is Greg Mitchell, whose twelfth book The Beginning Or The End: How Hollywood – And America – Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb, is just out from the good people at the New Press, and getting rave reviews. https://thenewpress.com/books/beginning-or-end “The Beginning or […]
Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Host Stu Levitan welcomes Prof. Patrick W. Steele, author of Home of the Braves: The Battle for Baseball in Milwaukee, from the University of Wisconsin Press. www.uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5618.htm Milwaukee Wisconsin has a great, even historic, baseball heritage, dating to the late nineteenth century. Mid-twentieth century, the minor league Milwaukee […]