Explore the Wisconsin Story with Local Author Dennis McCann

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

You may know Dennis McCann from our store's #1 bestseller, This Superior Place: Stories of Bayfield and the Apostle Islands. But, did you know that several years ago Dennis wrote a book called The Wisconsin Story? Well, the Wisconsin Historical Society has decided it was time to update this wonderful book! Join us on Thursday, October 24th at 5pm with Dennis at the store to discuss his latest book.

The Wisconsin Story: 150 People, Places, and Turning Points that Shaped the Badger State offers readers engaging vignettes about everything Wisconsin. From portraits of significant figures like Robert and Belle La Follette, Golda Meir, and Edna Ferber, to stories of important events like the Black Hawk War, 1960s campus protests, and oleo smuggling, The Wisconsin Story takes readers on a fun and informative ride all across the Badger State. Where was Calvin Coolidge's summer White House? What was the "anti-corset resolution?" And why was a cow named Ollie milked on an airplane? Award-winning newspaper columnist Dennis McCann's talent for distilling complex subjects into brief stories that pack a punch makes this collection the perfect answer to the question "what makes Wisconsin, Wisconsin?"

We will have plenty of copies of this and Dennis' other books available for purchase.