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Posts from the December 2012 issue

Always Plenty to Do: Growing Up on a Farm in the Long Ago

by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg ’85 This story of childhood on America’s farms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is a journey back to America’s breadbasket. Fleshing out the contours of everyday life, the book focuses on what farm children saw, heard, smelled, tasted, and felt — and how they worked, played, and learned. Drawing…

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Rattlesnake Dreams

by Dean Metcalf ’69 Metcalf, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, grappled with the demons he encountered in Vietnam and in his post-combat nightmares. The book is a memoir of war, journalism, and growing up in the Pacific Northwest. Stories of his four years in the U.S. Marine Corps — in Vietnam; Okinawa, Japan; the Philippines;…

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Rescue in Poverty Gulch

by Nancy Oswald ’72 Ruby Mae Oliver and her donkey, Maude, are best friends. When Ruby and her Pa are stranded in Cripple Creek, Maude and Ruby’s carefree life changes. Pa has decided Ruby must go to school and, worse yet, she needs a “proper upbringing.” The book, set against the historic backdrop of the…

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Gail Ireland: Colorado Citizen Lawyer

by Terri Bradt ’75 Bradt is the granddaughter of Gail L. Ireland, who served as attorney general of Colorado from 1941-45. Bradt wrote this book in conjunction with her successful effort to carry on the work of her grandfather, who was convinced of the innocence of Joe Arridy, a mentally disabled young man who was…

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