By Irene Blea (PhDSoc’80) (ABQ Press, 344 pages; 2015) This novel is based on a true story. In 2009 eleven female remains and an unborn fetus were discovered on the West Mesa outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Irene Blea has synthesized what she experienced while living in the region and introduces us to Dora, a
by Dee Hubbard (Acct’55) (Daniel & Daniel Publishers, 192 pages; 2015) Buy the book Charlie, the proud hero of this strong and gripping story, is known to his fellow truckers, loggers, and fishermen as Hawk. His father, a full-blooded Hupok, taught him his Indian heritage; his Scots-Irish mother gave him a lifelong love of
By Karen M. Paget (PolSci; MA’71; PhD’75) (Yale University Press, 552 pages; 2015) Buy the book In this revelatory book, Karen M. Paget shows how the CIA turned the National Student Association into an intelligence asset during the Cold War, with students used — often wittingly and sometimes unwittingly — as undercover agents inside America
By Peter S. Roper (Jour’76) (Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 297 pages; 2014) Buy the book Pumping gas in a small Colorado town in the summer of 1964 is hot, grimy work — especially if you want to be a rock ‘n roll star, like Bobby Masters and the members of his struggling band. When fate lets
By Kathy Abromeit (Mus’87) (Music Library Association and A-R Editions, Inc., 301 pages; 2014) Buy the book Spirituals originated among enslaved Africans in America during the colonial era. They resonate throughout African American history from that time to the civil rights movement, from the cotton fields to the concert stage, and influenced everything from gospel
John Branch (Mktg’89; MJour’96) (W. W. Norton & Company, 384 pages; 2014) Buy the book The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, in a gripping work of narrative nonfiction, acclaimed
By Shane Kuhn (Psych’90) (Simon & Schuster, 256; 2015) Buy the book Professional assassin John Lago faces off against his deadliest adversary yet—his wife—in Hostile Takeover, the exciting sequel to Shane Kuhn’s bestselling debut The Intern’s Handbook, which the New York Post called “a sexy, darkly comic thriller.” At the end of The Intern’s Handbook,
Colin Rath (Econ’86) has published It Is What It Is: A True Manhattan Real Estate Nightmare with a Silver Lining.
Make Yourself Indispensable is a practical, compelling guide to career success. It addresses the key behaviors and techniques to assure that you maximize your chances of attaining success
John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern.
Most 21st-century children don’t get enough daily exercise and enter school lacking the basic strength and coordination they need to be successful at simple tasks, such as gripping a pencil or sitting upright at a desk.
Prostitution, gambling and saloons were a vital, if not universally welcome, part of life in frontier boomtowns.
In the year 2060, the next plague has arrived.
Justin Hocking lands in New York hopeful but adrift — he’s jobless, unexpectedly overwhelmed and disoriented by the city, struggling with anxiety and obsession, and attempting to maintain a faltering long-distance relationship.
In the summer of 1835, a mysterious stranger wanders into the sleepy burgh of Mohawk, Ind. With his prophet’s beard and coffee sack frock, bearing a mad gleam in his eyes ignited either by glory or cider, the man seems an errant saint.
Justina Ford, Baby Doctor/Justina Ford, La doctora de los bebés details the life of Colorado’s first African American female physician. In times of segregation and racial discrimination, Justina Ford served people of all colors and nationalities regardless of their ability to pay
The 5 Senses/Los 5 sentidos introduces children to reading in Spanish and in English. This book contains a bilingual collection of nonfiction mini books on the human five senses and animal senses.
A ticking sound fills the air as Tim MacGregor enters The Daily Edition Café, hoping to meet his new girlfriend for coffee. Moments later, a chunk of the building is transported 67 million years back in time, along with everyone inside.
Elly and Caroline Collins aren’t just sisters; they’re best friends, too. When Elly suggested that they join the Disney College Program together, Caroline went right along. They left their family and boyfriends in Colorado for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live, work, and play with Mickey Mouse.
Departing from the political economy perspective taken by the vast majority of volumes devoted to Mesoamerican obsidian, Obsidian Reflections is an examination of obsidian’s sociocultural dimensions — particularly in regard to Mesoamerican world view, religion and belief systems.
Chronic pain is a common medical problem shared by roughly 100 million Americans-close to one third of the U.S. population. In the past few decades there has been an alarming trend of using prescription opioids to treat chronic pain. But these opioids-the main prescribed analgesic-come with hidden costs, and this book reveals the ramifications of their use and provides a low or no-risk alternative.
When 22-year-old Lilibet Snellings (Jour’04) moved to Los Angeles on a whim, she unintentionally became a “slash” to keep her head above water — a writer/waitress/actress/Box Girl.
Francis Dowd, his son and three other men left San Francisco Bay on Dowd’s 34-foot boat for a day of salmon fishing out on the Pacific Ocean. The boat vanished under mysterious circumstances. There were no survivors or witnesses.
Enamored by the work of artist Norma Bassett Hall (1888-1957), author Joby Patterson set out to research the printmaker. This book is the first comprehensive publication of Hall’s works and reproduces more than 110 of her illustrations. Patterson charts the travels and development of the artist with chapters dedicated to the various locations where she lived and worked.
Author William Robertson draws from his more than 35 years as a skateboarder in his book Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning, which aims to motivate middle school students to learn physical science concepts in areas such as forces, motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion by using activities that they enjoy doing such as riding bikes and skateboards as examples.
By Kenneth B. Cooper (EdD’82), Nels Gustafson, Joseph G. Salah (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2013; 192 pages) Buy Becoming a Great School What makes a “great school”? According to the three authors, it all comes down to staff motivation. This guide — intended for superintendents, principals, teachers and teacher’s associations — provides a detailed description
In this sequel of his widely-appraised memoir “German Boy: A Refugee’s Story,” Germany-born Wolfgang W. E. Samuel tells the story of his arrival in America. Only 16 years old, not speaking a word of English, but marked by the horrors of fighting World War II, Samuel comes to Colorado in 1951 to ultimately join the United States Air Force.
In “Between Urban and Wild,” Colorado-native Andrea M. Jones tells the detailed story of life in two distinct places in her beloved home state, Fourmile Canyon in the Foothills and Cap Rock Ridge. She advances the craft of nature writing, at the same time pointing out the effects of sprawl on landscape.
Did you know that ballooning is an actual sport? Well, it is. And there is probably no one who knows more about it than Bruce Comstock. He takes you on his adventures in thin air.
In Cheesman Park by Steve Hallock (Jour’72) details life in the late 1960s and early ‘70s in near east Denver, focusing on the free-love, drug and social culture in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of the Capitol Hill district. The book culminates with an early-morning, brutal rape by one of Hallock’s close friends.