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History Colorado publishes books on the history of Colorado and the American West. For decades, we've published biographies of notable Coloradans, anthologies of Colorado writers, cultural studies, guides to our Community Museums, and in-depth looks at communities past and present. To order individual copies or for wholesale purchases, email publications@state.co.us or call 303-866-4532.

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A select list of our most popular books:

The Denver Artists Guild: Its Founding Members
By Stan Cuba, 2015
In 1928, the Denver Artists Guild held its inaugural exhibition. The group went on to explore the range of twentieth-century styles—from impressionism and regionalism to surrealism and abstraction. With more than 200 color images, this is the first book to chronicle a vibrant chapter in Colorado's cultural history.
$39.95 (members $35.96)

 

A Civil War Scrapbook: I Was There Too! *Award of Merit, American Association for State and Local History
With Fulcrum Publishing, 2012

This book from History Colorado offers a visually rich look at the roles of children, women, slaves, and American Indians in the Civil War. Appealing to young readers and adults alike, A Civil War Scrapbook: I Was There Too! is filled with historical photographs, drawings, maps, and games. The book intersperses major battles and key figures with excursions into the culture of the day—music, technology, medicine—and activities that will have kids trying their hands at 1860s diversions. Added features are a detailed source list, timeline, and glossary.

The subject of enthusiastic reviews and award nominations, the book retails for $14.95. Get your copy at the History Colorado Center Gift Shop—where members get a 10% discount. Or purchase online from Fulcrum Publishing.

Battles covered in the book include Glorieta PassGettysburgAntietamHarpers FerryManassasWilson’s CreekHoney Springs, and New Market.

 

Denver Inside and Out *Finalist, Colorado Book Award
Colorado History journal, v. 16, 2011
Eleven authors illustrate how Denver contributed to the elevation of women, how residents wrestled with the city’s natural features, and how diverse cultural groups became an essential part of the city’s fabric. Order online atwww.upcolorado.com and enter the code “CHmember” at checkout, or call 1-800-627-7377 and mention the code.
$19.95 (members $17.96, Kindle or Nook eBook $9.99 )

 

The Life and Times of Richard Castro: Bridging a Cultural Divide *Winner, Colorado Book Award
By Richard Gould, 2007
This book traces a remarkable leader's trek from the streets of Chicano Denver to the chambers of the State Capitol. It also chronicles a community's coming of age, an event that transformed politics and society in Colorado and the West. Winner of the Colorado Book Award.
$26.95 (members $24.26)

 

Western Voices: 125 Years of Colorado Writing *Commendation, American Association for State and Local History
Edited by Steve Grinstead and Ben Fogelberg, 2004
Thirty-three literary luminaries including Wallace Stegner, Patty Limerick, and Louis L'Amour
$21.95 (members $19.76)

 

On Colfax Avenue: A Victorian Childhood
By Elizabeth Young, 2004
Joyful remembrances of mischief and self-discovery in 1890s Denver
$16.95 (members $15.26)