Former Cap Times reporter publishes second book on Madison history

MADISON – Stuart Levitan, a former reporter for The Capital Times in Madison, has published his second book on the city’s history, “Madison in the Sixties,” which was profiled in Editor Emeritus Dave Zweifel’s latest column.

Stuart Levitan

Stuart Levitan

Zweifel hired Levitan in 1975 as a part-time Washington correspondent, before bringing him on full-time in Madison the following year. Levitan’s career at the Cap Times, however, was cut short by the Oct. 1, 1977, Madison newspaper strike.

In his book, Levitan offers new insights into a transformative decade in Madison’s history. It touches on the city’s civil rights battles, Vietnam War fights, the Monona Terrace civic center controversy and the future of the UW-Madison campus. Zweifel calls it an “incredibly well researched” book that “deserves to be on your holiday shopping list.”

Levitan’s previous book on Madison history is a decade-by-decade look at the city from 1856 to 1931.

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