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Articles with suggestions for visitors Milwaukee abound, two of the most informative linked off of the
TripAdvisor list of articles and guidebooks
general and practical “Overview of Milwaukee,” and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/Chicago Tribune’s perspectival treatment “A View of Milwaukee from a Neighbor to the South.”
Todd Dacquisito’s recent work
provides a rare photographic tour of the city, exceptional in its Dacquisito’s skill and its affordable paperback price.
For further pre-visit historical background, try either
The Making of Milwaukee
by John Gurda or
Milwaukee Then and Now
by Sandra Ackerman. Gurda, a Milwaukee and Greater Wisconsin fanatic, is more than comprehensive in his work, which runs almost a little long at 458 pages. Ackerman’s publication is a third of this length and part of the
Then and Now
series. It provides much in the way of photos to supplement its time travelogue.
Other worthwhile reads include
City Smart: Milwaukee
by Nathan Guequierre and the
Milwaukee Fire Department
by Wayne Mutza, part of the
Images of America
series. Finally, nearly any book regarding American labor history will detail much of the city’s role in defining the country’s modern labor law and reform.