Local author and veteran Daniel Stika will be at Blue House Books on Saturday, June 17th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with his two local history books!
About the Books
“When Lincoln Met Wisconsin’s Nightingale”: Join author Daniel L. Stika as he examines the work of Wisconsin’s Nightingale, Cordelia Harvey. As a tireless campaigner for improved medical care for Civil War soldiers, Harvey inspects battlefield hospitals and takes her reports of squalor and death all the way to the White House. Throughout the course of several meetings with President Abraham Lincoln, Harvey advocates for the construction of hospitals with the sole purpose of caring for the men who are fighting and dying for their country.
“The Rhode Center for the Arts: Looking Back & Looking Ahead”: This book gives the reader a sequential overview of what “Entertainment Palaces” existed on the (Market Street – 56th street) property from 1890 to the present. The design and architecture of a theater can bring an audience to another period of time, when men wore tuxedos and women wore gowns to the theater.
About the Author
“As a civic-minded citizen, I think that we should all try to give something back to our communities. One of my main interests is in people. I enjoy being involved and helping whenever and wherever I can. My motto is that you will never outgrow your need for people and knowledge. Life itself is a lifelong learning process. When we stop learning, we stop living. I retired from active employment, not from active enjoyment.” –Daniel Stika, local author