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Breathing Lake Superior

Breathing Lake Superior
$19.95
A novel steeped in the air and water and people of the rural Midwest

Overcome with grief following the death of his youngest child, Cal Franklin uproots his wife and teenaged children to a ramshackle subsistence farm in far northern Wisconsin. Withdrawn and estranged from all they know, JJ and her stepbrother, John, struggle to adapt to life off the grid and to Cal's increasingly erratic behavior. Without electricity or even running water, the family suffers a series of calamities until Cal feels a call to preach. He builds a small log church on the property, and his unconventional message soon attracts a following. When elderly locals profess to be healed by the touch of Cal's hands, word spreads, and desperate people descend on the church from across the country. Though overwhelmed and doubtful of his powers, in a final act of love and faith, Cal seeks to raise his young son from the dead.

Narrated by Cal's stepson, John-named for "the chronicler of Christ's miracles"-Breathing Lake Superior is a poignant exploration of the mystic borderland where the mental strain of overwhelming grief becomes entangled with the promise and hope of ecstatic faith.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781956897111
Publication Date: 
2022-10-04
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COOKING UP A REVOLUTION

COOKING UP A REVOLUTION
$25.00

Support the UW Oshkosh Women's Center by purchasing Cooking Up A Revolution: A Feminist Tale of Food and Talking Back
This beautifully constructed spiral bound book contains 60 recipes and was created by Eliza Farrow and M. Geneva Murray, PhD

ISBN/SKU: 
9780692517154

Happy Zone

Happy Zone
$22.95
The Happy Zone is a deep dive into the power of joy and how to bring it about. Through a combination of expert opinions, anecdotes, and quotes from ordinary people, this guidebook to the good life teaches you how to unlock the emotional states you've been craving. And with Gehrmann's straight-to-the-point insights and revealing stories, you'll soon have a greater understanding of how to conquer adversity and reclaim your smile. In The Happy Zone, you'll discover: How to stop being a spectator and become a participant in your own life; Methods to free you from the chains of the past, to help you move forward with confidence; How to spread your glowing feelings to others, and much, much more! The Happy Zone is a straightforward approach to making the most of each day. If you like story-based learning, bite-sized nuggets of wisdom, and empowering techniques, then you'll love Steve Gehrmann's handbook to the high life.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781737079002
Publication Date: 
2021-07-27
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How Welfare Worked in the Early United States

How Welfare Worked in the Early United States
$35.00
What was American welfare like in George Washington's day? It was expensive, extensive, and run by local governments. Known as poor relief, it included what we would now call welfare and social work. Unlike other aspects of government, poor relief remained consistent in structure between the
establishment of the British colonies in the 1600s and the New Deal of the 1930s. In this book, Gabriel J. Loiacono follows the lives of five people in Rhode Island between the Revolutionary War and 1850: a long-serving overseer of the poor, a Continental Army veteran who was repeatedly banished
from town, a nurse who was paid by the government to care for the poor, an unwed mother who cared for the elderly, and a paralyzed young man who attempted to become a Christian missionary from inside of a poorhouse. Of Native, African, and English descent, these five Rhode Islanders utilized poor
relief in various ways. Tracing their involvement with these programs, Loiacono explains the importance of welfare through the first few generations of United States history.

In Washington's day, poor relief was both generous and controlling. Two centuries ago, Americans paid for--and many relied on--an astonishing governmental system that provided food, housing, and medical care to those in need. This poor relief system also shaped American households and dictated where
Americans could live and work. Recent generations have assumed that welfare is a new development in the United States. This book shows how old welfare is in the United States of America through five little-known, but compelling, life stories.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780197515433
Publication Date: 
2021-04-29

Humans of UW Oshkosh (Sesquicentennial Celebration)

Humans of UW Oshkosh (Sesquicentennial Celebration)
$30.00
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The Humans of UW Oshkosh, a Sesquicentennial Celebration, is a 196-page full-color book full of recollections from students, alumni, current and retired staff about their time at UW Oshkosh. As part of the University’’s sesquicentennial celebration, students from instructor Grace Lim’s “Telling Stories for Fun, Profit and World Peace” class collected a number of recollections from students, alumni, current and retired instructors and staff. The book also includes UWO’s historical timeline, a rephotography project showcasing archival photos and its current counterparts and other extras. All proceeds will help fund future Humans of Oshkosh projects.

ISBN/SKU: 
90400826
Publication Date: 
2021-08-31

Lost Fox Cities

Lost Fox Cities
$21.99
The lumber kings and paper barons of the Fox River Valley transformed a wilderness of vast, rich timberlands and raging river waters into empires of pine, paper and power. In Oshkosh, lumber dynasties such as Paine and Morgan helped rebuild a nation ravaged by fire and war. Four young Neenah entrepreneurs with no experience in papermaking formed Kimberly-Clark, one of the largest paper manufacturers in the world. H.J. Rogers of Appleton watched his home light up the night after he wired it with Edison's electric lightbulbs, the first in the world to do so utilizing hydroelectricity. These men ushered in an era of opulence shining with steamboat excursions along the river, palatial mansions in plush neighborhoods and lavish hotels and movie houses. Much of this bygone age now exists only in photographs, written accounts or memories. Local photographer and historian Scott Wittman recovers this vanishing history.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781467140331
Publication Date: 
2019-04-01
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Oshkosh (Postcard History Series)

Oshkosh (Postcard History Series)
$21.99
Named after Chief Oshkosh in 1839, Oshkosh became an established city in 1853. In its early days, Oshkosh was Wisconsin's second-largest city and the lumber capital of the world. Along with familiar Main Street views, the postcard images in this book reveal Oshkosh's forgotten sites of the past such as Electric Park, Alexian Brothers Hospital, and Northern Hospital Zoo. Many of the city's iconic sites that still stand today are also featured, including the Oshkosh Public Library, the Grand Opera House, and the Oshkosh Public Museum. This postcard collection presents a unique historical record of Oshkosh.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781467105224
Publication Date: 
2020-07-13
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Our Kitchen Cookbook

Our Kitchen Cookbook
$10.00

Some time ago, many persons in both the University and the Oshkosh community generously gave their time and energy to collect recipes to create the “Our Kitchen Cookbook.” This beautiful spiral bound cookbook features 462 recipes. Each recipe features the donors’ names, where available, and may include the ethnic origin of the recipe so you can easily locate select origins or friends and neighbors who may have submitted a recipe.
Some recipes are spicy, some are bold, and some are family secrets from times of old. Each recipe has its own unique blend of ingredients, setting it apart from all other recipes. Similarly, the Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence is a recipe of diversity, a unique blend of individuals from different backgrounds and various walks of life. By reading through the recipes in this cookbook, you are not only looking through a blend of recipes, but through an entire world of individuals.
The recipes in this cookbook therefore are a lot like people; each one has its own personality, ingredients and characteristics. It seems only fitting, then, that the Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence, a gathering of worldwide people, gathers and publishes a collection of recipes from around the world.

ISBN/SKU: 
56954929

Wicked Fox Cities: The Dark Side of the Valley

Wicked Fox Cities: The Dark Side of the Valley
$19.99
Visit the wicked Fox Cities, full of place names like La Grand Butte des Morts (the Big Hill of the Dead") and Winneconne ("the Place of Skulls") that date from an era when "settlement" was frequently synonymous with "slaughter." Even after the firm establishment of modern civilization, there remained an uneasy truce between lined pockets and bared knuckles that was often only brokered by heavy drinking. Stumble across the frozen Fox River and barge into local watering holes, where the only pauses in the revelry are discussions about desecrating Joe McCarthy's grave. Points of interest include the Oshkosh rat-betting scene, the Appleton "Union Street Resorts" and the Neenah tavern, where a world-champion boxer hid from the doctor who had bought his bones."
ISBN/SKU: 
9781596299306
Publication Date: 
2010-05-13
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Winnebago County Beer: A Heady History

Winnebago County Beer: A Heady History
$21.99

Winnebago County has long been a bellwether of Wisconsin beer making.


In the mid-1800s, German immigrants launched small breweries in Butte des Morts, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh and Winneconne. By the 1950s, breweries such as Walter Brot

ISBN/SKU: 
9781467140065
Publication Date: 
2019-04-01
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