Books

tommy thompson book

Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime (with Tommy G. Thompson)

autobiography, 2018

The autobiography of four-term Wisconsin governor and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson. Filled with never before told stories, the book captures Thompson’s incredible journey from small-town grocer’s son to globetrotting statesman.


Excerpts

"Once when I was visiting President George H. W. Bush in Washington, while he was president, he took me out to lunch at the Alibi Club, a private club where he was a member. It was clear the staff there revered him. At one point, Bush took me into the kitchen and introduced me to the chef and the waiters. It was hard for me to imagine a president doing that, but he did. Leaving the kitchen, Bush said, ‘Never forget where you came from, Tommy.’ I never have. "

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The World of Mike Royko

biography, 1999

An illustrated biography of the celebrated Chicago newspaper columnist. A Chicago Tribune Choice Selection of the Year.

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Lords of the Ring: The Triumph and Tragedy of College Boxing’s Greatest Team

non-fiction, 2004

The rise and fall of varsity boxing at the University of Wisconsin. Twice optioned for a film, the book was runner-up for the Derleth Award for the best nonfiction book of the year by a Wisconsin author, and received honorable mention on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of the best college sports books of all time.

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Surrounded by Reality: The Best of Doug Moe on Madison

articles, 2005

A collection of Doug’s best newspaper columns. Of the book, longtime Madison Mayor Paul Soglin noted, “Humor and sensibility in the same author with a determination to get to the truth. It is uncommon but it is Doug Moe.

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Favre: His Twenty Greatest Games

non-fiction, 2008

A look at the life and times of the legendary Packers quarterback through the lens of his best performances on the field.

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goodmen

Good Men: The Lives and Philanthropy of Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman

biography, 2014

A biography of the beloved brothers who gave Madison so much, with a foreword by legendary basketball coach Bo Ryan.

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uncommonsense

Uncommon Sense: The Life of Marshall Erdman (with Alice D’Alessio)

biography, 2003

A biography of the Madison original who built the Unitarian Meeting House for Frank Lloyd Wright, and much more.

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Alex Jordan: Architect of His Own Dream

biography, 1991

A biography of the extraordinary and enigmatic creator of the House on the Rock near Spring Green.

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As Editor: Ringside Seat, Wisconsin Politics from the 1970s to Scott Walker by Tim Cullen

biography, 2015

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‘A marvelous retelling of the American story’

Tom Loftus, former U.S. ambassador to Norway, on “Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime”

Doug Moe’s books can be ordered through Mystery to Me Bookstore in Madison or by clicking here.