Pioneers & Politicians
Pioneers & Politicians

Pioneers & Politicians

Colorado Governors in Profile


224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, ebook: PDF, Mobipocket

Paperback, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: September 2008

ISBN 9781555916909


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The roll call of Colorado governors is varied and rich, including men determined and dilatory, successful and unsuccessful, lucky and unlucky, with each administration contributing to the fabric of Colorado s colorful history. In this collection of short biographies, now updated to include Colorado s five most recent state administrators, former governor Dick Lamm and prolific historian Duane Smith portray the lives and accomplishments of 15 Colorado governors. From the fiery and feisty Davis Waite to the forgotten hero Ralph Carr, all the way up to Bill Owens and Bill Ritter, each distinct personality and time period is brought to life. With lively writing and telling anecdotes, Pioneers and Politicians is a first-rate resource as well as a great read.

Author Biography

Richard D. Lamm is the codirector of the Institute for Public Policy Studies at the University of Denver and the former three-term governor of Colorado (1975-1987). Lamm was selected as one of Time magazine's 200 Young Leaders of America in 1974. Duane A. Smith is a professor of history at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. He is the award-winning author of numerous books, including Rocky Mountain Mining Camps, and coauthor of A Colorado History.