by Debbie Rosendberg
Wisconsin has some interesting residents and it's always intriguing to find out more about famous or somewhat famous people. Here are a few to get you started!
Tailspin by John Armbruster New Nonfiction 940.5472 Moran Armbruster 2022
World War II tail gunner Gene Moran fell four miles through the sky without a parachute and lived. This is on my TBR list, but I'll let you read it first.
On a Wisconsin family farm : historic tales of character, community, and culture by Corey Geiger Nonfiction 630.9775 Geiger 2021
Corey Geiger has six generations of stories to tell about the Anna Satorie and John Burich pioneer family farm.
Love Wisconsin : stories from the place we call home Nonfiction 977.5044 Love 2018
Sourced from the online storytelling project "Love Wisconsin" these stories gather together what it means to be a Wisconsinite and how we can connect to each other.
Ace of aces : the Dick Bong story by Mike O'Connor Nonfiction 358.414 Bong O'Connor 2019
The Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Kenosha County is named after Major Richard Bong, a Poplar, WI native who was America's leading air ace during WWII.
Once a professor : a memoir of teaching in turbulent times by Jerold Apps Nonfiction 378.12 Apps Apps 2018
In his inimitable style Jerry Apps shares stories from his years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison between 1957-1995.
Bite-sized history of Wisconsinites, from the governor who saw ghosts to the first woman to practice law before the Supreme Court, these are stories that will touch your heart.
The fathers we find : the making of a pleasant, humble boy by Charles P. Ries Nonfiction 977.569 R445 2015
Our narrator "Chuck" stumbles on his way with help from a series of delightful men on a journey that is hilarious, poignant, and nostalgic.
Epilogue : a memoir by Will Boast Nonfiction 818.603 B63 2014
After the death of his last remaining relative at the age of 24, Will believes he's alone until he discovers his father's secret, another family. While grieving his loss, Will is forced to reconsider the truths of his childhood and discover his new family.
Visiting Tom : a man, a highway, and the road to roughneck grace by Michael Perry Nonfiction 977.5043 P429 2012
What can we learn about life from Michael's 82 year old neighbor whose favorite hobby is firing his homemade cannons? Tom Hartwig has an endless stream of stories dating back to his prize Model A. Also available as a book club kit.
Debbie Rosenberg is a member of Fond du Lac Public Library's reference department.