Tattered Cover presents...
Past, Present, Future

History, Politics, & Current Events
September 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 12:30 pm, Colfax Avenue

Even though opera began as courtly entertainment, it became one of the most popular music styles in the 18th and 19th centuries. We'll look at the development and public reception of opera from Baroque era superstars like Farinelli to the commercial opera industry in Italy and France in the 19th century (Rossini, Meyerbeer, Verdi). 
Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Author Ben Blum will discuss and sign his memoir  Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime  ($28.95 Doubleday Books), an intricate, heartrending, and morally urgent story about an armed robbery that haunted a family for years, and Blum's journey to understand what happened.
Thursday, September 21, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Ed Darack is a writer and photographer who has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan numerous times to embed with infantry and aviation units at the front lines of modern war. Darack will discuss and sign  The Final Mission of Extortion 17: Special Ops, Helicopter Support, Seal Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan  
($24.95 Smithsonian Books).
Tuesday, September 26, 5:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Somalia's history is a story of Colonialism yielding to authoritarianism dissolving into anarchy. Chaos has reigned since the early 1990's with rampant wars between rival clans, with no functional government in charge. Severe famine prompted the United Nations and the U.S. to intervene in the 1990's with decidedly mixed results. Lately, the Islamist extremist group Shabab has added another challenge to the mix. Join Active Minds as we examine Somalia's troubled path and where it may be leading. 
Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Author Phillip Jett will discuss and sign  The Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder that Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty  ($27.99 St. Martin's Press). This is the chilling true account of the Coors family's gilded American dream that turned into a nightmare when a meticulously plotted kidnapping went horribly wrong.
Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm, Historic Lodo

Washington Post  reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein will discuss and sign  Janesville: An American Story  ($27.00 Simon & Schuster). Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin after the nation's oldest operating General Motors plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession, two days before Christmas of 2008.
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