By Cynthia Simmelink Becker
Illustrated by Benjamin Hummel
When author Cynthia Simmelink Becker passed away in June of 2016, she left a manuscript for a children's book under consideration here at Filter Press. Lights On!: Ike Hoover Electrifies the White House reflects Cynthia's deep interest in history. She tells the little-known story of how in 1891 Ike Hoover wired the White House for electricity and stayed on as an employee for 42 years.
Colorado artist Benjamin Hummel brings the story to life with beautiful and evocative illustrations.
Hardcover with jacket
Age 5 through 8.
Memories of Boulder County
through the Art and Words of Robert Dacey
Longmont artist Robert Dacey has made it his mission to capture and preserve the historical settings of Boulder County. He sees old barns or mining structures as monuments to the area's past. In Memories of Boulder County through the Art and Words of Robert Dacey, readers can enjoy a selection of Dacey's water color paintings along with a narrative about the history of each one.
"At one time," he says, "these buildings were part of someone's home or workplace. People lived in them and watched the sunset from their porch. At the migrant farms the ghosts of people who labored in the fields can be heard. You can hear the sound of children laughing."
Visitors, newcomers, long-time residents will gain an appreciation for Boulder County's fading past through this book. See more of Robert Dacey's art at his web site.
Trim: 11.0" x 8.5"
A Ruby and Maude Adventure
By Nancy Oswald
Fans of Nancy Oswald will be pleased to know that Ruby May Oliver and her donkey, Maude, are back again in Trouble Returns , the third book in the Ruby and Maude Adventure Series.
"If you haven't met Ruby, Maude, and Trouble, you're in for a treat and a surprise ending. Enjoy!
—Lois Ruby, author of Steal Away Home
| 978-0-86541-192-0 (Paperback)|
Trim: 5.5" x 8.5"
Rolling With the Press
A Publisher's Journey
by Edward Lehman
with Suzanne Barrett
Edward Lehman, newspaper publisher and civic leader, grew up in Denver in the 1930s when gangsters and kidnappings were front-page news. His work life began as a paperboy and culminated as owner/publisher of the Longmont Daily Times-Call, the Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald, the Cañon City Daily Record, and the Colorado Hometown Weekly Newspaper. Lehman’s varied professional life also included years as a police reporter, deputy district attorney for Denver, and a stint in the Colorado state legislature.
In Rolling with the Press, Lehman documents his personal story and newspaper career, spanning much of the twentieth and into the twenty-first centuries and reflecting sweeping changes in society, reporting, technology, communication, and business management.
| 260 Pages|
Builder and Benefactor
By Joyce B. Lohse
Spencer Penrose came to Colorado in 1892 to partner with his boyhood friend, Charles L. Tutt, and he became wealthy from real estate and mining investments.
Penrose was indeed a builder and a benefactor to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. His legacy includes The Broadmoor, a world-class resort in the foothills the Rockies, as well as the Pikes Peak Highway and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
In 1937 Penrose and his wife Julie established another lasting legacy, El Pomar Foundation, which supported cultural and civic institutions including the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Central City Opera, Fountain Valley School, and continues to enrich the Colorado Springs cultural and civic life today.
Spencer Penrose: Builder and Benefactor is the seventh Colorado biography by Joyce B. Lohse.
Joyce is also the author of Baby Doe Tabor: Machless Silver Queen and First Governor, First Lady: John and Eliza Routt of Colorado . She is also the author of four books in the Now You Know Bio series (Emily Griffith, Justina Ford, Molly Brown, and General William Palmer). Visit her website for more about Joyce Lohse.
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