Past, Present, Future

Tattered Cover Book Store presents
History, Politics  & Current Events
May 2017
Monday, May 1, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Award-winning author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue will discuss and sign his book The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times ($35.00 Liveright Publishing Corp). With majestic prose, de Bellaigue's book offers an absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Sunday, May 7, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Over the course of eleven decades, The Denver Dry Goods and its predecessor, McNamara Dry Goods, proudly served Coloradoans, who knew they could "shop with confidence" for the best quality at the fairest prices. Local historian and author Mark Barnhouse will present his new book The Denver Dry Goods: Where Colorado Shopped With Confidence ($21.99 History Press), which explores the fascinating history and cherished memories of Denver's most beloved department store.
Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
New Yorker staff writer David Grann, New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, will present his new book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI ($28.95 Doubleday), a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
Thursday, May 18, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
British author Kate Moore will discuss and sign her new book  The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women  ($26.99 SourceBooks). Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace,  The Radium Girls  fully illuminates the remarkable young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
Friday, May 19, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Acclaimed aviation historian and former fighter pilot Dan Hampton, author of the bestsellers Viper Pilot , Lords of the Sky , and The Hunter Killers , will discuss and sign his newest book The Flight: Charles Lingbergh's 1927 Transatlantic Crossing ($28.99 William Morrow & Co), a gripping and unique in-the-cockpit account of Charles Lindbergh's extraordinary first transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Relying upon a trove of primary sources, including Lindbergh's own personal diary and writings, Hampton crafts a dramatic narrative of a challenging, death-defying feat.
Saturday, May 20, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Photographer Kathy Shorr will discuss and sign  Shot: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America  ($39.95 powerHouse Books), her harrowing visual look at people who have been shot and survived the experience. Shorr's book portrays 101 survivors, aged 8 to 80, from all races and many ethnicities. They are the representatives of "survivorhood," and most were photographed in the location where they were shot. Kathy Shorr will be joined at this event by two local shooting survivors who are featured in the book.
Sunday, May 22, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

We the people are invited to gather for a participatory, out-loud reading of the U.S. Constitution and Amendments. Those interested in reading will be given pre-printed sections of the document to read, and everyone else is welcome to listen as we celebrate this important document and its living history.

Monday, May 22, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo
Ali Noorani is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, an advocacy organization promoting the value of immigrants and immigration. Noorani will discuss and sign  There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration  ($25.00 Prometheus), his compelling approach to the immigration debate that takes the reader behind the blaring headlines and into communities grappling with the reality of new immigrants and the changing nature of American identity.
Tuesday, May 23, 5:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history and recent events are no exception. Located in one of the most conflict ridden parts of the world, Syria's turmoil has involved both its regional neighbors as well as its own internal factions that have made self-rule a challenging goal. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Syria's history and recent atrocities and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East.

Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo
Editors Laura Caldwell and Leslie Klinger will present Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Committed ($26.95 Liveright Publishing Corp), a groundbreaking anthology in which fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their stories to a roster of high-profile mystery and thriller writers including Lee Child, Sara Paretsky, and Laurie R. King. This unique collaboration bears witness to the incredible stories of innocent men and women who were convicted of serious crimes and dealt with the flawed American criminal justice system before eventually, and miraculously, being exonerated.
Thursday, May 25, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Chuck Klosterman is the bestselling author of seven books of nonfiction, including  Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and two novels . His incomparable body of work also includes essays and stories in magazines, newspapers, and on the web. His writing spans the realms of culture, while also addressing interpersonal issues, social quandaries, and ethical boundaries. Klosterman will discuss and sign his latest book  Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century  ($27.00 Blue Rider Press), which collects his most intriguing essays, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout.
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