Tattered Cover presents...
Past, Present, Future
History, Memoir, & Biography Events
June 2018
Political Science Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Charlie LeDuff, Pulitzer-prize winner and bestselling author of  Detroit: An American Autopsy , will discuss and sign  Sh*tshow!: The Country's Collapsing...and the Ratings Are Great   ($27.00 Penguin Press), a daring, firsthand, and utterly-unscripted account of crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy's ranch to Donald Trump's unstoppable campaign for President.
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Monday, June 11, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Pilot Kitty Banner will discuss and sign  Wings of Her Dreams: Alaska Bush & Glacier Pilot, Kitty Banner  ($27.95 Finney Company), a reflection and look at the adventures during her time in Alaska. Kitty flew as a Bush Pilot and as a Glacier Pilot, mastering a variety of aircraft and flying with exterior loads as well as exterior mounted cameras for aerial filming and action photography. 
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, June 14, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

When Kevin Tuerff and his partner boarded their flight from France to New York City on September 11, 2001, they had no idea that a few hours later the world -- and their lives -- would change forever. He will discuss and sign  Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11   ($14.95 House of Anansi Press Inc).
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Michelle Kuo taught English at an alternative school, attended Harvard Law School, and now currently teaches courses on race, law, and society at the American University in Paris. She will discuss and sign  Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship   ($16.00 Random House Trade), a memoir of the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta.
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Friday, June 22, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Author and journalist Daniel de Vis é  will discuss and sign  The Comeback: Greg Lemond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France   ($27.00 Atlantic Monthly Press). This book chronicles the life of one of America's greatest athletes, from his roots in Nevada and California to the heights of global fame, to a falling out with his own family and a confrontation with Lance Armstrong over doping allegations--a campaign LeMond would wage on principle for more than a decade before Armstrong was finally stripped of his own Tour titles. 
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Friday, June 22, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Joe Donnelly, award-winning journalist and editor, will discuss and sign  L.A. Man: Profiles from a Big City and a Small World   ($16.95 Rare Bird Books). During his many years writing for publications such as  LA Weekly ,  Los Angeles Times , and more, Donnelly has driven to Texas with Wes Anderson, shot pool with Sean Penn, sparred (verbally) with Christian Bale, and listened to tall tales told by Werner Herzog. This collection manages to show Los Angeles' biggest export in a light in which it is rarely seen.
History Book Talk & Signing
Friday, June 22, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. Author Richard Munson will discuss and sign  Tesla: Inventor of the Modern  ($26.95 W. W. Norton & Company), a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and under-appreciated mastermind.
History Book Talk & Signing
Monday, June 25, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Author Gregory Crouch will discuss and sign  The Bonanza King: John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Fortune in the American West   ($30.00 Scribner). This is the rags-to-riches American frontier tale of an Irish immigrant who outwits, outworks, and outmaneuvers thousands of rivals to take control of Nevada's Comstock Lode--the rich body of gold and silver so valuable that it changed the destiny of the United States.
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he's covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Finn Murphy will discuss and sign his memoir  The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road   ($16.95 W. W. Norton & Company), in which he offers a trucker's-eye view of America on the move.
History Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Sloans Lake

Author and director Jared Brock will discuss and sign  The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War   ($28.00 PublicAffairs). This sweeping biography immortalizes the man who was the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's  Uncle Tom's Cabin  in an epic tale of courage and bravery in the face of unimaginable trials. STAY TUNED FOR TICKET INFORMATION.
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Friday, June 29, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Lawyer and writer Elizabeth Katkin will discuss and sign  Conceivability: What I Learned Exploring the Frontiers of Fertility   ($26.00 Simon & Schuster). Part memoir, part guide, this personal and deeply informative account of one woman's journey through the global fertility industry in search of the solution to her own "unexplained infertility" exposes eye-opening information about the medical, financial, legal, scientific, emotional, and ethical issues at stake.
Tuesday, June 12, 12:30 pm, Aspen Grove

Join Active Minds for a discussion of recent developments as well as a review of North Korean history. 
Tuesday, June 26, 5:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Join Active Minds 70 years later as we review this historic initiative and discuss its relevance in the world today.
Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 12, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Monday, July 23, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Thursday, August 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Saturday, August 11, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Sunday, September 16, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Sunday, September 16, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Thursday, September 20, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Monday, October 1, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Visit our web calendar to stay up to date on events!
Every Day, Another Language Dies

Pressed with copper, inked on vellum, Ortelius's 1570 Theatrum orbis terrarum (the Theatre of the World) was an atlas of the visible, the earth as stage, the seas as audience, 160 maps graphing possibility, illuminating the desire for the unexplored.

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Enemies: A Train Story

A railroad journey from New York to San Francisco is a trip through time. It begins like an archeological dig-as I found recently when I crossed the continent on Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited and California Zephyr, two storied trains that connect...

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How to Tell Your Family That You're Writing a Memoir

I didn't intend for it to be a memoir. I swear. It just kept tilting in that direction. The only scenes that felt real and true were those with my wife and two sons. Still, it took a few years of w...

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