| Florence Sabin|
Teacher, Scientist, Humanitarian
By E. E. Duncan
Florence Sabin was the driving force behind Colorado's landmark public health legislation in 1947, known as the Sabin Health Bills. She was among the first women to graduate from Johns Hopkins Medical School and became the school's first woman professor. As a scientist, Florence made important contributions in the fight against tuberculosis.
E. E. Duncan adds the story of Florence Sabin: Teacher, Scientist, Humanitarian as Number Sixteen in the Now You Know Bio series. She is also the author of two biographies in the Great Lives in Colorado History series: Ralph Carr and Felipe and Dolores Baca.
| Paperback; 66 pages|
Soldier and Indian Agent
By Nancy Oswald
Edward 'Ned' Wynkoop came west to Denver in the very early days of that city. In the American Civil War he served as an officer and saw action at the Battle of Gloreita Pass.
He may be best known for his role in the investigation and condemnation of Col. John Chivington following the Sand Creek Massacre. Wynkoop wasn't present at the attack and was appalled at the eye-witness accounts he heard during his investigation. In 1866, he became an Indian agent for the Southern Cheyennes and Arapaho, but resigned from that post following the Battle of Washita River. He died in Santa Fe in 1891.
Nancy Oswald adds Edward Wynkoop: Soldier and Indian Agent to the Now You Know Bio series as Number Seventeen.
Nancy is the author of three historical novels: Nothing Here But Stones, Hard Face Moon, and Rescue in Poverty Gulch.
| Paperback; 70 pages|
Harvey H. Potthoff
A Life in Process
By Richard L. Phillips and Others Click to Order
Harvey H. Potthoff (1911-2002) was an influential Methodist theologian and pastor. He was a student of philosopher Alfred North Whitehead at Harvard and made Whitehead's process theology a central element of his religious thinking. Dr. Potthoff was pastor at Christ Methodist Church in Denver for 16 years, 1936-1952, and professor at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver from 1952 until retiring in 1981. After retirement from Iliff, Dr. Potthoff went to Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion where he stayed for eleven years.
Richard L. Phillips is editor and primary author of this exploration of Harvey Potthoff's life, pastoral and religious theology, and influence on Methodism and the greater Christian community. Dr. Phillips, a student of Dr. Potthoff and former Dean of Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University, includes guest chapters from family, colleagues, and students including Gregg Anderson, Howard Bailey, Charles R. “Rick” Chappell, David E. Conner, Peter Gay, Paul J. Kottke, Charles S. Milligan, David Barrett Peabody, J. Richard Peck, J. Alton Templin, and Thomas C. Wood.
The Divinity School of the University of Chicago was the center for the development of process theology during the middle part of the twentieth century. But there was a second, largely independent, location at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Through the remarkable person of Harvey Potthoff, process theology at Iliff was church theology, and deeply pastoral.
Professor of Theology Emeritus
Claremont School of Theology
Publication of Harvey H. Potthoff: A Life in Process is co-sponsored by the Iliff School of Theology and Nebraska Wesleyan University.
|July 2013 |
Colorado's Landmark Hotels
By Linda R. Wommack
In Colorado’s Landmark Hotels, Linda Wommack takes readers on a tour of the thirty historic hotels in Colorado with landmark preservation status. All but three of the hotels are at least one hundred years old, and all are all in operation today.
Hotels played a prominent and often colorful role in the development of mining towns across the Colorado Territory. Early entrepreneurs saw the need to accommodate the miners, settlers, railroad builders, and businessmen rushing into the Colorado Rocky Mountains spurred on by the 1859 slogan, "Pikes Peak or Bust." Hotels, rustic or grand, also often served as the social and cultural center of early communities in Colorado.
Much more than simple histories, these hotel biographies capture the unique character of the hotels profiled, deftly describing for each the context of its place and times. So well researched and written is this compendium of the state’s venerable venues that checking out Colorado’s Landmark Hotels is the next best thing to checking in.
— Debra Faulkner, Brown Palace Hotel historian
Linda Wommack is the author of six books on Colorado history, including From the Grave: Colorado’s Pioneer Cemeteries, Our Ladies of the Tenderloin: Colorado’s Legends in Lace, and Colorado History for Kids. Visit her website for more about Linda.The book includes a music CD by award-winning singer/songwriter Jon Chandler. Listen to Jon's introduction to the book.
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| 206 pages|