Works

2005

The Sorrow of Archaeology, a novel

2002

Picasso’s War: The Destruction of Guernica and the Masterpiece That Changed the World

2000

Beethoven’s Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved

1994

Out of Silence: A Journey into Language

1992

New Writers of the Purple Sage, Collected and With an Introduction by Russell Martin, editor

1989

A Story That Stands Like A Dam: Glen Canyon and the Struggle for the Soul of the West

1988

Beautiful Islands, a novel

1987

The Color Orange: A Super Bowl Season with The Denver Broncos

1986

Matters Gray and White: A Neurologist, His Patients, and the Mysteries of the Brain

1984

Entering Space, co-author with Joseph P. Allen

1984

Writers of the Purple Sage: An Anthology of Recent Western Writing, co-editor

1983

Cowboy: The Enduring Myth of the Wild West

Awards and Recognition

  • Book of the Year, Beethoven’s Hair, Washington Post Book World
  • Colorado Book Award, Beethoven’s Hair
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Colorado College
  • Fifteen Best Books of the Past 15 Years, Bloomsbury Review, Out of Silence
  • “Book Plate,” Friends of the Denver Public Library, dinner honoring twenty Colo-rado authors
  • Official Book of the United States Pavilion, Expo ‘86, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Entering Space
  • “Cliff Dwellers,” short story, optioned for film by the Denver Center for the Per-forming Arts
  • Caroline Bancroft History Prize, A Story That Stands Like A Dam
  • Finalist, Spur Award, Best Nonfiction Book of 1990, Western Writers of America, A Story That Stands Like A Dam
  • Thomas Watson Foundation Fellowship, independent international work in crea-tive writing, Great Britain and Central America

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Location

Scottsdale, AZ

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Fiction & Literature, General Non-Fiction, Journalism, Biography & History, Essays