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Bancroft Finalists at Premier Reads Book Group

Cover of Margot Mifflin's 2009 book, The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman
Cover of Marsha Weisiger's 2009 book, Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country
Cover of Jane S. Smith's 2009 book, Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the

On Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 6-7PM at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch, join us for notable books in recent Western history, including the three finalists for the Caroline Bancroft Prize.

Laurie Spurling and Wendel Cox will be your host and guides to new and provocative books on the American West. Three featured titles for the evening are Jane S. Smith's Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants; Margot Mifflin,The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman; and Marsha Weisiger's Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country. For more more information about the Bancroft Prize, and this year's finalists, see Dennis Hagen's post on these titles.

Incidentally, the cover of Marsha Weisiger's Dreaming of Sheep is a photograph by William Pennington from the Western History & Genealogy Department's collection of approximately 600,000 images. Some 100,000 images, including Pennington's photograph, are available to search online through the department's website.

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