Tattered Cover presents...
Past, Present, Future
History, Memoir, & Biography Events
May 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Craig Childs, the author of  Apocalyptic Planet  and commentator for  NPR's Morning Edition , will discuss and sign  Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America   ($27.95 Pantheon Books). This book is a vivid travelogue through prehistory, tracing the arrival of the First People in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates.
Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Award-winning historian Brian A. Catlos will discuss and sign  Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain   ($35.00 Basic Books), a magisterial, myth-dispelling history of Islamic Spain spanning the millennium between the founding of Islam in the seventh century and the final expulsion of Spain's Muslims in the seventeenth.
Friday, May 4, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Major Scott Huesing will discuss and sign   Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq's Deadliest City   ($29.99 Regnery History). Two-hundred-fifty Marines from Echo Company, Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment fought daily in the dangerous, dense city streets of Ramadi, Iraq. Now Huesing, the commander who led Echo Company through Ramadi, takes readers back to the streets of Ramadi in a visceral, gripping portrayal of modern urban combat.
Thursday, May 10, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Karen Crouse, author and  New York Times  sports reporter, will discuss and sign  Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence   ($28.00 Simon & Schuster), the extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country--and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life.
Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Author Tania Romanov will discuss and sign  Mother Tongue: A Saga of Three Generations of Balkan Women   ($18.99 Travelers' Tales Guides), an exploration of lives lived in the chaos of a part of the world known as the Balkans. It follows the lives of three generations of women--Katarina, Zora, and Tania--over the last 100 years. It follows countries that dissolved, formed, and reformed. Lives lived in exile, in refugee camps, in new worlds.
Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Simon Winchester, the revered  New York Times  bestselling author, will discuss and sign  The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World   ($29.99 Harper), in which he takes us back to the origins of the Industrial Age, to England where he introduces the scientific minds that helped usher in modern production.  Tickets available NOW!
Wednesday, May 23, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

James Pogue has written for  The New Yorker and  The New York Times. He will discuss and sign  Chosen Country: A Rebellion in the West   ($28.00 Henry Holt & Company), an extraordinary inside look at America's militia movement that shows a country at the crossroads of class, culture, and insurrection. Maxim Loskutoff, a graduate of NYU's MFA program, has worked as a carpenter, field organizer, and writing teacher, among many other things. He will discuss and sign his debut collection  Come West and See: Stories   ($25.95 W.W. Norton & Company). 
Thursday, May 24, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

In a powerful follow-up to his Pulitzer prize-winning first book  Boy on Ice New York Times  reporter John Branch will discuss and sign  The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West  ($26.95 W.W. Norton). In this book, Branch delivers an epic and intimate family story deep in the American grain. 
Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Like many Korean adoptees of the 1980s, Megan Sound was brought up in an era when American parents were led to believe that the best way to raise their babies was to take a color-blind approach. Sound will discuss and sign  The Struggle for Soy: And Other Dilemmas of a Korean Adoptee   ($16.00 Megan Sound), a powerfully intimate essay collection that shows how one transracial adoptee navigates from the margins to the middle. 
Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Like many Korean adoptees of the 1980s, Megan Sound was brought up in an era when American parents were led to believe that the best way to raise their babies was to take a color-blind approach. Sound will discuss and sign  The Struggle for Soy: And Other Dilemmas of a Korean Adoptee   ($16.00 Megan Sound), a powerfully intimate essay collection that shows how one transracial adoptee navigates from the margins to the middle. 
Wednesday, May 30, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, the executive editor of  Foreign Affairs , will discuss and sign  The China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945-1947   ($28.95 WW Norton & Company) with Ambassador Christopher Hill. Drawing on eyewitness accounts both personal and official, this book offers a richly detailed and often surprising view of the central figures of the time as they stood face-to-face and struggled to make history, with consequences and lessons that echo today.
Tuesday, May 8, 12:30 pm, Colfax Avenue

Join Active Minds for the story of the American Cowboy.
Tuesday, May 22, 5:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Join Active Minds as they review Iceland's history and explore some of the characteristics of the country that make it unique among the countries of the world.
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Sunday, June 10, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Monday, June 19, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Monday, June 25, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Thursday, June 28, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Friday, June 29, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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