Past, Present, Future

Tattered Cover Book Store presents
History, Politics & Current Events
April 2017
Saturday, April 15, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
David Owen, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of more than a dozen books, will discuss and sign Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River ($28.00 Riverhead Books). The story Owen tells in his new book is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert, and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails. The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone.
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Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Congressman Ken Buck is a Republican from Windsor, Colorado, who serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Rules. He is also a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations. He previously served as a district attorney District Attorney in Weld County, Colorado and as a business executive at the Hensel Phelps Construction Company. Congressman Buck will discuss and sign his new book Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think ($28.99 Regnery Publishing).
Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Bestselling author T. R. Reid is a longtime correspondent for The Washington Post and former chief of its Tokyo and London bureaus. He is a commentator for National Public Radio and has been a correspondent for several PBS documentaries. Reid will discuss and sign his new book A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System ($27.00 Penguin Press), in which he voyages around the world to solve the urgent problem of America's failing tax code, unraveling a complex topic in plain English and telling a rollicking story along the way.
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Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

James Wright, President Emeritus and Eleazar Wheelock Professor of History Emeritus at Dartmouth College, will read from and sign Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War ($29.99 Thomas Dunne Books). Providing an important dimension to the profile of an American generation and a rich account of an American war, Enduring Vietnam recounts the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam and of families who grieved those who did not return. This book describes the baby boomers growing up in the 1950s, why they went into the military, what they thought of the war, and what it was like to serve in Nam. 

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Thursday, April 20, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Samuel Marquis is a Colorado bestselling and award-winning suspense author. He works by day as a VP–Principal Hydrogeologist with an environmental consulting firm in Boulder, Colorado, and by night as a writer of heralded and entertaining modern and historical thrillers. Marquis will present his newest novel  Altar of Resistance ($16.99 Mount Sopris Publishing), the second book in his World War II spy thriller trilogy. Set in the Eternal City of Rome during the Nazi Occupation of 1943-1944.

Thursday, April 21, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Geologist Rob Wesson will read from and sign Darwin’s First Theory: Exploring Darwin’s Quest for a Theory of Earth ($29.95 Pegasus Books). Everybody knows -- or thinks they know -- Charles Darwin, the father of evolution and the man who altered the way we view our place in the world. But what most people do not know is that Darwin was on board the HMS Beagle as a geologist--on a mission to examine the land. Retracing Darwin's footsteps in South America and beyond, Wesson treks across the Andes, cruises waters charted by the Beagle, hunts for fossils in Uruguay and Argentina, and explores sites of long vanished glaciers in Scotland and Wales.

Saturday, April 22, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Andrew Carroll is the founding director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University. Along with editing The New York Times bestsellers War Letters and Behind the LinesCarroll will discuss and sign his new book My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War ($30.00 Penguin Press). Drawing on a rich trove of both little-known and newly uncovered letters and diaries, Carroll’s new book creates a marvelously vivid and moving account of the American experience in World War I, with General John Pershing featured prominently in the foreground. Carroll will also discuss the “Million Letters Campaign.”

Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

James Stent, a banker with decades of experience in Asian banking and fluency in the Chinese language, will join us, in conversation with local author Peter Decker, to discuss his new book China's Banking Transformation: The Untold Story ($34.95 Oxford University Press). This timely and provocative book explains how Chinese banks work, analyzes their strengths and weaknesses, and sets forth the challenges they face in a slowing economy.

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