His acclaimed biography profiles the great American abolitionist.
Investigative journalist Scott Carney MA’04 does — in his own way.
An adventurous summer road trip turned the UW’s first female engineering grad, Emily Hahn ’26, into one of America’s most storied travel writers.
When popular graduate student Jenny Morrill MA1905 left campus for the summer, librarians found evidence of “a most awful crime” that she blamed on her morphine addiction.
The creepy history of Science Hall provided inspiration for a UW professor’s gothic novel.
How zebra and quagga mussels native to the Caspian Sea came to wreak environmental havoc in the Great Lakes and beyond.
Demand for digital resources at UW libraries is growing fast.
Susan Barribeau ’77, MA’91 had no time to waste when she came across a listing for 25 sketchbooks that had belonged to Margaret and…
The planning took months. For a brief moment, when emotions ran…
Badgers who made their mark in the literary world.
No matter their political leanings, surely visitors to our capitol agree on its remarkable beauty. In The Wisconsin Capitol: Stories of a Monument and Its…
An alumna helps to pen a clever picture book.
Patricia Bean McConnell ’81, MS’84, PhD’88 of Black Earth, Wisconsin, is an internationally renowned zoologist and certified applied animal behaviorist who…
Alumni author’s latest book is a campus trip through time.
A Green Bay Packer’s daughter embarks on a quest to understand the brain disease that took his life.
Lauren Groff MFA’06 had a year most aspiring novelists can only dream of, writing a bestseller that President Obama named his favorite book of 2015.
Soldiers share the songs that served as their soundtrack in Vietnam.
Even people who don’t particularly care about basketball were — they had to admit — pretty darned excited last spring when the Badgers…
Bookshelf: Summer 2015 - WAA
It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War (Penguin Press) is the memoir of Lynsey Addario ’95, a Pulitzer Prize–winning war photographer.
Kids’ books are missing the diversity of modern America.
In an excerpt from his new book, UW professor Jordan Ellenberg argues that math is part of our daily lives and encourages us to embrace its power.
A UW researcher’s work with psychopaths inspires a new novel.
Go Big Read novel spans the globe via two characters.
Highlighted books from the Summer 2013 issue
Highlighted books from the Spring 2013 issue
Highlighted books from the Winter 2012 issue
Highlighted books from the Fall 2012 issue
Highlighted books from the Summer 2012 issue
Name any topic pertaining to Wisconsin life and culture, and prolific author Jerry Apps ’55, MS’57, PhD’57 has probably written about it.