Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Bunch of WI Stuff Plus Some Novels

Wisconsin Stuff

Hunting Camp 52: tales from a North Woods deer camp by John Marvin Hanson. 60 years of hunting camp traditions of food, laughter, singing, and a cold outhouse.

Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels: brief portraits of real people who shaped Wisconsin by Michael Edmonds and Samantha Snyder.Tom Towner was the Happy Hermit of the Marshes. "He lived on fish, potatoes, flour, muskrat meat, and freshwater clams." He lived in a marsh for 40 years and died when he was 73.

How to be an Indian in the 21st Century by Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes). Memoir told in poetry by man who grew up on the Oneida reservation.

Wisconsin on the Air: 100 years of public broadcasting in the state that invented it by Jack Mitchell. This sounded boring but I flipped through the book, looked at pictures, read some sections and saw it is kinda neat.

Never Curse the rain: a farm boy's reflections on water by Jerry Apps. People really like Apps's books.

Alexander Hamilton: from obscurity to greatness edited by John P. Kaminski. Not a Wisconsinsubject by published by the Wisconsin Historical Society. A collection of excerpts and letters by people who knew and worked with Hamilton.


Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child.

Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer, The cover images sure are nice and summery. Yesterday's weather was quite nice. Today is a little warmer but occasionally overcast.

My window is dirty.

Testimony by Scott Turow. More lawyerly mystery and suspense. What's the weather in Chicago now? Let's check... 85 degrees.