The volunteers at the Denver nonprofit Park Hill Community Bookstore recommend three nonfiction books that focus on the trials women faced in the West.
“Gangbuster” paints a portrait of an innovative, overlooked Denver crime fighter
“Gangbuster,” Alan Prendergast’s deeply reported book on Philip Sidney Van Cise, charts a legendary career confronting scourges from grifters to the KKK.
A piece of Colorado Capitol history is for sale on eBay for $9,000. State officials want it back.
A committee is debating whether to buy the sconce, ask that it be donated, or have state troopers go seize it, as they’ve done with other Capitol relics
“The Curse of the Marquis de Sade” illuminates both scoundrel and scandal
In “The Curse of the Marquis de Sade,” author Joel Warner introduces readers to both the infamous man and his manuscript that became the object of massive controversy.
From historical roots, Joan Jacobson mashed up biography, fantasy and travel guide
Author Joan Jacobson selected some diverse, pivotal Colorado figures. Then she created a time-travel device that allows them to view their legacies.
“Borderlands Curanderos” traces impact of two faith healers and revolutionaries
Jennifer Koshatka Seman’s scholarly history examines the impact of 19th-century faith healing practices and radical politics of two curanderos in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
Jennifer Seman’s graduate research led to her book “Borderlands Curanderos”
Author Jennifer Seman had to dig deep for documents referencing her two main characters, who left little in terms of primary documents for “Borderland Curanderos.”
Adrian Miller drew on oral histories of enslaved people to address origins of barbecue
While exploring Black cultural ties to barbecue cuisine, author Adrian Miller’s research for “Black Smoke” also revealed its Native American foundation.
Opinion: An honest history of Colorado’s political evolution includes LGBTQ issues and people
Whether you agree with the politics, you should know the history behind how and why it happened. So should your kids.
Echoes of a buried past carry from the pauper’s section of a Leadville cemetery all the way to Ireland’s shores
Denver history professor Jim Walsh sees his “life’s work,” with help from both sides of the Atlantic, lead to both memorial and reconnection .