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John Gurda

John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his home town since 1972. He is the author of 22 books, including histories of Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, industries and places of worship. In addition to his work as an author, Gurda is a columnist for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel . He has a BA in English from Boston College and a MA in cultural geography from UW-Milwaukee, along with an honorary PhD.