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  • Subject Category: Biography
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    • A Frontier Life

    • This comprehensive and scholarly study of a key Mormon frontiersman unveils new details of Hamblin’s explorations and missions to American Indians.
    • Biography / Western History / Mormon Studies
    • A Mormon Mother

    • Annie C. Tanner, who lived from 1864 to 1941, provides a personal view of life as a Mormon woman in Utah during that time.
    • Mormon Studies / Biography
    • Alma Richards, Olympian

    • The story of America's most accomplished track and field athlete in the early twentieth century and the first Utahn and Mormon to win an Olympic gold metal
    • Biography / Sports History
    • Bags to Riches

    • A biography of I. J. Wagner who, from impoverished beginnings to a life of self-made wealth and prominence, became a major leader in the development and betterment of Salt Lake City.
    • Biography
    • Cass Hite

    • Separating fact from fiction in the life of a colorful figure in canyon country history
    • Western History / Biography
    • Clarence Edward Dutton

    • A biography of Clarence Edward Dutton written with the flair and the technical skill of novelist Wallace Stegner.
    • Biography
    • Dance with the Bear

    • This biography of a businessman, community activist, and statesman sheds light on Utah business and political history
    • Biography / Western History
    • Dave Rust

    • A look into the life and passion of David D. Rust (1874–1963), a pioneer in adventurous backcountry guided tours of the Colorado Plateau province of Utah and Arizona.
    • Biography
    • Emmeline B. Wells

    • The private life of Utah’s foremost women’s rights activist
    • Mormon Studies / Women's Studies / Biography
    • First Sight of the Desert

    • An intimate portrayal of Ella Peacock, a reclusive artist who lived in purposeful isolation in Spring City and exalted in the desert landscape and rural setting.
    • Biography
    • Five Old Men of Yellowstone

    • A delightful read that uncovers the work of five ranger-naturalists who changed national park interpretation forever
    • Biography / Western History
    • If I Get Out Alive

    • A collection of articulate and perceptive letters and diary entries written by reporter William H. McDougall Jr. that offer an intimate, personal narrative of conditions in wartime East Asia.
    • Biography
    • Joe Hill

    • Follows the life of Joe Hill, a union advocate of the early twentieth century best known for his many protest songs and for his controversial execution by the State of Utah.
    • Biography / Utah
    • John Muir

    • Covers the Yosemite years of John Muir's life, a formative time which the pre-eminent American naturalist, explore and conservationist did not have time to record before his death in 1914.
    • Biography / Nature and Environment
    • John Wesley Powell

    • Beautifully tells the multidimensional stories of John Wesley Powell’s life, from childhood, through his famous and exciting explorations of the Colorado River and his later administrative life.
    • Biography
    • Juanita Brooks

    • Juanita Brooks was a faithful and active member of the Mormon Church, and her courage to tell the truth about this dark moment in Mormon history established her reputation as a respected historian.
    • Biography / Mormon Studies
    • Philo T. Farnsworth

    • Presents the life and genius of Utah-raised Philo T. Farnsworth, the "forgotten father of television", who developed at least six of the basic patents utilized on every television sold.
    • Biography
    • Purple Hummingbird

    • The life story of Elizabeth Campbell, who homesteaded at the edge of what is now Joshua Tree National Park and whose pioneering work founded landscape archaeology
    • Archaeology / Biography
    • Thunder Over Zion

    • The story of Willis William Ritter, a U.S. District Judge vehemently ridiculed during his time for his opinions on criminal justice, police interrogation, and rights to counsel that are now standard.
    • Biography
    • Wallace Stegner

    • A visual glimpse into the complex, fascinating life of Wallace Stegner, masterful Pulitzer Prize winning writer hailed as the foundation of new thinking on the American environment.
    • Biography
    • Years of Promise

    • Reveals the crucial role that university president A. Ray Olpin played in transforming the University of Utah from a provincial college to a first rate national university.
    • Biography

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