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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (March 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609492331
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609492335
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,526,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Steve Fisher is associate professor/curator of archives/special collections at the Penrose Library, University of Denver, a position he has held since 1981. He holds an MA in history and an MLS in library science from Case Western Reserve University. He teaches courses on preservation and rare book librarianship in the School Librarianship at DU and has written numerous articles on South Denver history. In 2009, his book University Park and South Denver was published. He is a past president of the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists. His hobbies are visiting used book sales and trying out new restaurants. His is married to Kate Fisher, and they have two children, Matt and Bridget, and one grandchild, Riley.

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By Laura Edwards on May 28, 2013
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We recently moved to south Denver and I wanted to learn more about the area. While this book is full of information it skips around both in geographical location and timeline. It jumps from the early days of DU, to a state run orphanage (complete with annual costs - I'm not sure why this information was included), to Observatory Park, back to the orphanage, then to a history of the University Park Methodist Church. It listed buildings and additions as well as who they were designed by, again information I don't know what to do with that doesn't add to the story of the area. There is also a constant flow of people introduced with no transitions between paragraphs. Overall it felt like a rather choppy read, an editor with a red pen could have made this feel a little more cohesive. I did gain some valuable information - unfortunately none of it applies to the area in which we actually live. Before reading this book I had no idea South Denver had at one time been it's own city - that is the "South Denver" in the title not the current geographical area.
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