Books

Chris Guillebeau / http://chrisguillebeau.com

Author Chris Guillebeau has made a name for himself encouraging people to think differently.

Boswell Book Company

El Salvador is a long way from the University of Wisconsin-Whiterwater. But writer and social work professor Jim Winship has made the trip many times. 

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Frank Lloyd Wright is best known for his architectural designs. But a new book argues that it’s his thinking itself that was truly visionary.

The India we see in books, movies, and television feels like an exotic place – certainly, nothing like southeastern Wisconsin. But the India of Betsy Woodman’s novels might seem more familiar to a Wisconsinite, and at the same time, exotic to people living in that country today.

http://www.emilymandel.com

The vision of the end of civilization in Emily St. John Mandel’s new novel would be chilling enough – a fast-moving plague from overseas wipes out nearly everyone it touches – even without the real-life Ebola outbreak killing people in Africa.

Boswell Books

Environmental issues have stirred up many emotions throughout the years. Global warming, rainforest preservation, and oil drilling, to name a few.

One issue in particular has effected Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota: sand fracking, a method of drilling for natural gas.

Those who are in favor of the method are in favor of the jobs it creates and the access to a natural resource. Those who are against the method do not support what it does to the natural landscape.

howardfuller.org/

There are few people in the Milwaukee education community who don't have strong feelings, one way or another, about Dr. Howard Fuller.

Back in July, bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert spent an evening chatting with Lake Effect's Bonnie North at Boswell Book Company.

jordanellenberg.com

For most of us, math is terrifying.  Even if we did well in school, few of us see how math has anything to do with our everyday lives, save for calculating a tip or a batting average.

For the past three years, Americans have been looking back at the Civil War during its 150th anniversary.  The war, in many ways, still shapes America today - in areas such as race relations and the economy. 

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