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The University of Utah Press Fall/Winter 2009

Contents New Books Anthropology/Archaeology....... 4–8, 16 Biography.........................................2, 4 Limited/Deluxe Editions..................... 3 Mormon Studies..................... 10, 11–14 Nature/Field Guides............................9 Poetry..................................................11 Political Science................................... 1 Turkish and Islamic Studies...............15 Western History................................. 10

Publishing Partners Academic Insights...............................9 BYU Museum of Peoples/Cultures..... 5 BYU Studies................................... 11-13 KUED Productions..............................8 Red Butte Press................................... 3

The University of Utah Press is an agency of the University of Utah. In accordance with the mission of the University, the Press publishes and disseminates scholarly books in selected fields and other printed and recorded materials of significance to Utah, the region, the country, and the world. University of Utah Press J. Willard Marriott Library, Suite 5400 295 South 1500 East Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860

The Wallace Stegner Prize in Environmental and American Western History $10,000 Book Publication Prize The Wallace Stegner Prize will be awarded annually to the best monograph submitted to the Press in the subject areas of environmental and American western history. To compete for this award, manuscripts must emphasize research in primary and secondary sources and quality writing in the tradition of Wallace Stegner. Deadline December 31. The University of Utah Press is a member of the Association of American University Presses. On the Cover: Wood engraving by Barry Moser, from Wallace Stegner’s To a Young Writer, the latest publication of Special Collection’s Red Butte Press at the J. Willard Marriott Library.

Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize $3000 Book Publication Prize The Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize will be awarded annually to one book-length, single-author manuscript in anthropology submitted for publication to the University of Utah Press. Successful entries will focus on the human experience in the American West. Submissions in archaeology, ethnography, ethnobiology, ethnolinguistics, biological anthropology, and paleoecology are especially welcome. Deadline June 30. More information and submission guidelines online at

Political Science


The Rise of the West in Presidential Elections Edited by Jennifer L. Robinson and W. David Patton


he American West is a region unique in the United States, not only for its natural landscapes and climate, but also its dynamic economy, rich culture and history, and regional identity. Each of these characteristics creates distinctive interests and issues that impact public policy in the West. Consistently, though, the West has been largely ignored by presidential candidates who remain uninterested in the few electoral votes to be won in the region. The 2008 presidential election demonstrated that such an attitude towards western states appears to be shifting, as are the dynamics of the presidential primary system as a whole. As western populations have increased, so too has the political clout of the region. The Rise of the West in Presidential Elections explores the changing role of the region in national elections. The prominence of Nevada as an early caucus state and Denver’s selection as the host city of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, as well as increased candidate visitation and media expenditure, point to the rising importance of the region, an importance that political candidates will increasingly need to recognize. The book examines the political advantages and barriers to the creation of a regional primary for western states, a move that could further change the influence of the West on the national agenda and highlight western issues and values. The contributors to The Rise of the West in Presidential Elections analyze the process of nominating presidential candidates, review the issues that make western states a united region unique in the political process, and explore the changing political dynamics in the nation that enable these changes. The book will be of interest to every citizen wishing to learn more about the primary process, as well as to the political junkie more focused on the nuances of political maneuvering of states jockeying for position at the front of the election process.






Jennifer L. Robinson

W. David Patton

“The combination of articles and transcripts provides significant and persuasive information and analysis. The book is quite accessible to general readers, and anyone with a fascination for politics should find this interesting reading.” —Paul Biderman, Director, Institute of Public Law, University of New Mexico School of Law

Contributors Lonna Rae Atkeson University of New Mexico Christopher C. Hull Georgetown University Daniel Levin University of Utah Barbara Norrander University of Arizona W. David Patton Utah Department of Health

Jennifer L. Robinson is associate director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Utah. She is co-author of Native Vote: American Indians, the Voting Rights Act, and the Right to Vote.

Travis N. Ridout Washington State University

W. David Patton is deputy director of operations for the Utah Department of Health. He has served as director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Utah, as a special advisor to Utah Governor John Huntsman Jr.’s Gubernatorial Transition Team, and as executive director of the Utah Policy Partnership.

Brandon Rottinghaus University of Houston

Fall/Winter 2009

Jennifer L. Robinson University of Utah

November 2009 11 figures, 26 tables 7 x 10, 216 pp. Paper $29.95 978-0-87480-958-9 1


Years of Promise The University of Utah’s A. Ray Olpin Era, 1946–1964

YEARS of PROMISE The University of Utah’s

A. Ray Olpin Era, 1946-1964 Anne Palmer Peterson foreword by David P. Gardner

“This book will give the reader a deeper appreciation of someone with whom they’re already acquainted, and it will be a revelation to those who take the University’s current status for granted.” —Craig Denton, University of Utah

Anne Palmer Peterson is historian for the University of Utah. She is a former editor of Continuum, the magazine of the University of Utah, former staff writer for the Salt Lake Tribune, and former stringer for Time magazine.

November 2009 48 photos 7 x 10, 125 pp. Cloth $19.95 978-0-87480-969-5


Anne Palmer Peterson • Foreword by David P. Gardner


ears 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. Based on historical recovery work and analysis of archival records, this dramatic narrative provides an authentic and compelling account of Olpin’s tenure as president, placing him as a central figure during a key period in American higher education. With the end of World War II and the mid-century age of innocence, the University of Utah could have easily persisted as only a regional institution, but instead began the transition to the international university it is today. Much of the success for that transition is owed to Olpin’s bold recruiting of new faculty with research interests and teaching abilities that would give rise to grand new academic programs, and to an influx of returning soldiers that tripled enrollment from 4,000 to 12,000 during his administration. Steady and selfless, Olpin worked diligently to resolve challenges less frequently faced by larger, more established institutions, including defending academic freedom and educating local politicians about the potential for the University of Utah to become the state’s flagship university. Featuring a foreword by University of Utah president emeritus David P. Gardner, and a collection of outstanding photographs, Years of Promise is a portrait of uncommon leadership and foresight and a chronicle of how these traits shaped an unlikely university into the respected institution it is today.

Limited/Deluxe Editions

The University of Utah Press is pleased to announce two very special limited edition publications. Red Butte Press at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library produced a beautifully crafted edition of Wallace Stegner’s essay “To a Young Writer,” with engravings by Barry Moser, for the Stegner Centennial. John and Marva Warnock commissioned a deluxe edition of Splendid Heritage, the catalog of their remarkable collection of American Indian art. Both editions are available only through the University of Utah Press office and dealer inquiries are welcome. Please contact Bruce Roberts at the Press, 801.585.9786 or

To a Young Writer Wallace Stegner Dedication by Wendell Berry Introduction by Lynn Stegner Engravings by Barry Moser

Available 3 engravings 9 x 13, 28 pp. Cloth $790s 978-0-87480-998-5

“Your book is dramatized belief; and because in everyday life we make few contacts as intimate as this with another temperament and another mind, these scenes have an effect of cool shock—first almost embarrassment, then acknowledgment. Yes, I want to say. Yes, this is how it would be.”   —Excerpt from To a Young Writer The award-winning Red Butte Press presents this exquisite limited edition. The 28-page book was printed on handmade cotton paper on Red Butte Press’s 1846 Columbian handpress and is bound in wood, cloth, and calfskin, and housed in a clamshell box. The book contains Stegner’s vivid essay “To a Young Writer,” as well as an original dedication by Wendell Berry, a foreword by Lynn Stegner, and three original engravings by renowned artist Barry Moser. The print run is strictly limited to 125 sale copies, 15 copies hors commerce. Special Collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library is the primary repository for Wallace Stegner’s archives. In 1995, Red Butte Press created a fine press edition of Stegner’s Wilderness Letter. To a Young Writer continues the tradition of inspired connection between author and press, and celebrates Wallace Stegner’s legacy as a teacher, a writer, an environmentalist, and an extraordinary human being. Wallace Stegner (1909–1993) was born near Lake Mills, Iowa, but eventually made his home in Salt Lake City, where he has been embraced as a native son. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West (1954), the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Angle of Repose (1971), and Clarence Edward Dutton: An Appraisal (University of Utah Press 2006).

Fall/Winter 2009

Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Arts has been acclaimed as an indispensable resource for its extraordinary images of American Indian artifacts. The deluxe cloth edition, in a slip case featuring an embossed image of the Sioux bear claw necklace, includes a hand-numbered limitation page. Each limited edition includes a 14” x 20” embossed print of the bear claw necklace, rolled and packaged separately. Available 250 color photographs 11 x 11, 207 pp. Deluxe cloth edition with embossed slip case $135s 978-0-87480-961-9 Bear claw necklace print also available separately: 20” x 26”, $19.95


Biography/Western History


John Wesley Powell

Men Met Along the Trail

His Life and Legacy

Adventures in Archaeology

James M. Aton “John Wesley Powell: explorer, writer, geologist, anthropologist, land planner, bureaucrat. Which one do we focus on?” This is the question author James M. Aton poses at the beginning of his biography of Powell, though he soon decides that it is his life and legacy James M. Aton impossible to ignore any facet of Powell’s life. Powell was a polymath, one whose “divergent interests resemble one of those braided streambeds in his beloved canyon country, branching out in many directions, but ultimately beginning and ending in the same stream.” Aton beautifully tells the multidimensional stories of Powell’s childhood, his military and teaching careers, his famous and exciting explorations of the Colorado River, and the battles he waged from his influential positions within the Smithsonian’s Bureau of Ethnology and the United States Geological Survey. This new edition of John Wesley Powell: His Life and Legacy, first printed as an issue of the Boise State University Western Writers Series, includes the original biography, but also features Aton’s interpretations of Powell’s writings on exploration, land planning, anthropology, and irrigation, and incorporates the author’s distinguished faculty lecture on Powell and cashregister dams in the Colorado River Basin. James M. Aton is a professor of English at Southern Utah University. He is author of The River Knows Everything: Desolation Canyon and the Green and River Flowing from the Sunrise: An Environmental History of the Lower San Juan.

Bonneville Books • September 2009 1 map, 6 illustrations 6 x 9, 80 pp. Paper $12.95 978-0-87480-992-3


Neil M. Judd Men Met Along the Trail Adventures in Archaeology

Foreword by Don D. Fowler

Neil M. Judd

Originally published in 1968, this classic work by renowned archaeologist Neil M. Judd is a compilation of recollections of his extensive career in archaeology. The stories he tells are truly those of “men met along the trail”: of the archaeologists, Mormons, Indians, prospectors, ranchers, and settlers that Judd encountered in his lifelong travels and work throughout the southwestern U. S. and beyond. There are meetings with leading American archaeologists such as “Dean” Byron Cummings, W. H. Holmes, and Charles D. Wallace, and famous Southwestern figures including Cass Hite, Dave Rust, and John Wetherill. There are tales of early field work and typical camp life, from flooded canyons, run-ins with rattlesnakes, cumbersome pack trains, and early Model T Fords, to camp pranks, food shortages, and Zuñi dance celebrations. Both instructive and amusing, Men Met Along the Trail provides a glimpse of archaeology when it was an emerging field of study, evolving from simple curio collecting to technologically advanced radiocarbon dating and pollen analysis. This edition features more than thirty original photographs and a new foreword by Don D. Fowler. Foreword by Don D. Fowler

Neil M. Judd (1887–1976) was a pioneer of Southwestern archaeology. He was the principle investigator during the excavations of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon. Don D. Fowler is Mamie Kleberg Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Historic Preservation at the University of Nevada, Reno. His publications include A Laboratory for Anthropology: Science and Romanticism in the American Southwest, 1846–1930 and The Western Photographs of John K. Hillers: Myself in the Water. Bonneville Books • October 2009 32 black and white photos 6 x 9, 170 pp. Paper $19.95 978-0-87480-991-6 University of Utah Press


At Rest in Zion The Archaeology of Salt Lake City’s First Pioneer Cemetery


Ancient Caves of the Great Salt Lake Region

Shane A. Baker AT REST IN ZION The Archaeology of Salt Lake City’s First Pioneer Cemetery

BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures Occasional Paper No. 14

In July of 1847 the first company of Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley, having endured months of weary travel enroute to find “Zion.” The first recorded death in the valley, a 3-year-old boy, occurred just eighteen days after the group’s arrival. That small boy, and the other members of the company who died in the opening years of the new settlement, were buried in a small family plot on Block 49, the city block immediately east of Salt Lake City’s first pioneer fort. Within three decades the cemetery would be forgotten, covered by the growth of a rapidly expanding city. It would not be rediscovered until 1986, when new construction exposed the cemetery, allowing archaeologists to examine, study, and ultimately remove and relocate the burials. This report details the protective efforts of archaeologists to excavate and document the burial grounds before they were destroyed by the construction. Subsequent forensic and osteological laboratory work has been coupled with intensive historical research in an effort to connect individual burials with names and histories, and to shed light on pioneer health, nutrition, mortality, and burial customs. Shane A. Baker

Occasional Paper No. 14

Museum of Peoples and Cultures • Brigham Young University

Shane A. Baker is the senior archaeologist with the Environmental Affairs Department of the Idaho Power Company. He served as a staff archaeologist with the Office of Public Archaeology at Brigham Young University for fourteen years prior to assuming his current position with the Idaho Power Company.

December 2009 80 figures 8½ x 11, 205 pp. Paper $25.00s 978-0-9753945-5-7

Fall/Winter 2009

Julian H. Steward Ancient Caves of the Great Salt Lake Region

Foreword by Joel C. Janetski

From 1930 to 1931, the University of Utah and the Smithsonian Institution’s Bureau of American Ethnology sponsored archaeological field work in the vicinity of the Great Salt Lake. Particular attention was paid to caves that had once been submerged by Lake Bonneville, a prehistoric lake that was some 1,000 feet above the level of the remnant Great Salt Lake. Previous studies had demonstrated that such caves, as the lake subsided, were soon inhabited by ancient peoples and the archaeological explorations were aimed at discovering ancient cultures that could be dated by reference to the chronology of the lake. The field work included thorough excavations of two large caves on the western shore of Promontory Point and one large cave on the southern shore of the Great Salt Lake, as well as reconnaissance of a number of smaller caves on Promontory Point and the northern shore of Bear River Bay. The work was led by Julian Steward, who prepared this report. First published in 1937 by the Bureau of American Ethnology and long out of print, this edition of Ancient Caves of the Great Salt Lake Region features a new foreword by Joel C. Janetski. Julian H. Steward

Foreword by Joel C. Janetski

Julian H. Steward (1902–1972) director of the Institute of Social Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution. He taught and conducted archaeological reasearch at the University of Utah from 1930 to 1933. Joel C. Janetski is professor of anthropology at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. His publications include ­Indians in Yellowstone National Park (U of U Press 2002), The Ute of Utah Lake (U of U Press 1991), and as co-author, Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology in Utah Valley. October 2009 9 plates, 1 map, 48 line illustrations 6 x 9, 144 pp. Paper $15.95s 978-0-87480-990-9 5


The Ancient Culture of the Fremont River in Utah Report on the Explorations under the Claflin-Emerson Fund, 1928–1929 The Ancient Culture of the Fremont River in Utah

Noel Morss


The Fremont Culture A Study in Culture Dynamics on the Northern Anasazi Frontier, Including the Report of the Claflin-Emerson Expedition of the Peabody Museum The Fremont Culture A Study in Culture Dynamics on the Northern Anasazi Frontier Including the Report of the Claflin-Emerson Expedition of the Peabody Museum

James H. Gunnerson

Foreword by Duncan Metcalfe

In 1927 the Claflin-Emerson Fund of Harvard’s Peabody Museum was created to provide support for an extended survey of southeastern Utah west of the Colorado River, a region almost unknown archaeologically. One such survey was conducted by Noel Morss during the summer of 1928, resulting in an unexpected revelation: the Fremont (Dirty Devil) River drainage area proved to be host to a prehistoric culture different from all other established Southwestern cultures. This distinct culture was defined by unique unpainted black or gray pottery, sole use of a primitive moccasin type, elaborate clay figurines, and abundant distinctive pictographs. Though too definite and well developed to be confined to a single drainage, Morss concluded that the Fremont were nonetheless a periphery culture and not an integral part of the mainstream of Southwestern development. Originally published in 1931 and featuring a new foreword by Duncan Metcalfe, The Ancient Culture of the Fremont River in Utah has become a classic in Southwestern archaeology.

Foreword by Steven R. Simms

Noel Morss (1904–1981) served as research fellow in prehistory of the American Southwest for the Peabody Museum. He was a founding member of the Council on Old World Archaeology and is recognized as having defined the Fremont culture.

In 1927, the ClaflinEmerson Expedition of the Peabody Museum began a rapid and extensive archaeological reconnaissance of eastern Utah. Early expedition surveys and excavations conducted by Noel Morss lead to a definition of the Fremont culture; later research augmented existing data on the Fremont by adding entirely new traits, disclosing new variations in architecture and basketry, and providing new information on the distribution of previously known traits. In The Fremont Culture: A Study in Culture Dynamics on the Northern Anasazi Frontier, archaeologist James H. Gunnerson made available the results of the Claflin-Emerson Expedition. He also reported on the results of his 1950s survey and excavation in the Utah area, presenting a functional synthesis of the Fremont culture. Gunnerson’s report also includes the original field notes, maps, plans, photographs, sketches, and unpublished preliminary reports of the Claflin-Emerson expedition. Together, the reports of Morss and Gunnerson offer the most important and complete overview of the expedition available. James H. Gunnerson (1922–2009) was director at the Nebraska State Museum until his retirement. His research interests focused on the Plains, Southwest, and Great Basin with special concern for the interactions of cultures between those areas for the past 1000 years.

Duncan Metcalfe is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Utah. He is also the chief curator of anthropology at the Utah Museum of Natural History.

Steven R. Simms is professor of anthropology at Utah State University, Logan. He is the author of Ancient Peoples of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau.

October 2009 43 plates, 5 illustrations 7 x 10, 86 pp. Paper $19.95s 978-0-87480-996-1

October 2009 4 tables, 19 line drawings, 61 halftones 8½ x 11, 260 pp. Paper $19.95s 978-0-87480-995-4

Noel Morss

Foreword by Duncan Metcalfe


James H. Gunnerson

Foreword by Steven R. Simms

University of Utah Press


Modern Oceans, Ancient Sites Archaeology and Marine Conservation on San Miguel Island, California

Modern Oceans, Ancient Sites

Todd J. Braje

Archaeology and Marine Conservation on San Miguel Island, California

Todd J. Braje Anthropology of Pacific North America Series


here is growing scientific consensus that the world’s oceans are reaching a state of crisis as commercial fisheries are more widely overexploited and many coastal ecosystems approach collapse. A number of scientists and resource managers have argued that a successful understanding of the current crisis can be found through the development of a deeper historical perspective of the ecology of coastal ecosystems and the impacts that humans have had on them. In Modern Oceans, Ancient Sites: Archaeology and Marine Conservation on San Miguel Island, California, Todd Braje works to provide just such an understanding, bridging the divide between the archaeological record and modern crises. Using archaeological, paleoecological, and historical data sets from California’s Channel Islands and the larger Santa Barbara Channel region, Braje explores the evolving relationship between humans and fragile island ecosystems. San Miguel Island, westernmost of the Northern Channel Islands, holds archaeological records spanning 10,000 years, providing a backdrop for the examination of changes in human demography, subsistence, and technology over time. Braje’s systematic excavations of five well-preserved sites—ranging from a 9500-year-old shell midden to a 150-year-old abalone fishing camp—translate into a long-term case study that enables a unique assessment of the human impacts on marine ecosystems. Modern Oceans, Ancient Sites helps to provide a more complete picture of human sea and land use through time, offering vital information for understanding and interpreting the past and managing for the future of both the Channel Islands and global marine ecosystems. Braje demonstrates the relevance of archaeological, historical, and paleoecological data to extant environmental problems and concludes with tangible and practical recommendations for managing modern marine ecosystems and fisheries.

“A significant contribution to the understanding of the far-reaching effects that technologically ‘primitive’ prehistoric human populations can have on marine resources and the potential the same have for rehabilitation through enlightened management with a deeper historical perspective.” -—Thomas Wake, The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA

“This book is a significant contribution to the field of archaeology. It helps fill in important data gaps on the archaeology of San Miguel Island and presents an excellent case study in historical ecology.” -—René L. Vellanoweth, Humboldt State University

Todd J. Braje is an anthropological archaeologist who specializes in the archaeology and historical ecology of North American Pacific Coast maritime societies. He is an assistant professor of anthropology at Humboldt State University.

October 2009 32 halftones, 27 line drawings, 6 maps, 33 tables 7 x 10, 160 pp. Cloth $50.00s 978-0-87480-984-8 Fall/Winter 2009


From KUED Productions

PBS will broadcast two KUED programs in Fall, 2009. Wallace Stegner: A Biographical Film Portrait will air Wednesday, September 23, and Wild River will air Monday, September 7. Both programs are available on DVD through the University of Utah Press. Wallace Stegner: A Biographical Film Portrait, 978-0-87480-971-8, DVD $19.95 Wild River: The Colorado, 978-0-87480-975-6, DVD $19.95


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Henry Jackson, Jack Hillers and Timothy O’Sullivan. Their photographs — a delicate process of capturing images in the roughest of landscapes — became the television of their day. Frontier photographers documented more than the Western landscape; they chronicled the expansion of the American nation. Produced, directed and written by Ken Verdoia Edited and co-produced by Nancy Green Director of photography: Bill Brussard Sound design: Kevin Sweet Consulting historian: Martha Sandweiss Running time: 90 minutes © KUED, The University of Utah, 1997 This program was made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through the Pacific Mountain Network Program Fund; the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation; and the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Utah Humanities Council and the C. Comstock Clayton Foundation.

Joe Hill

Joe Hill Produced by Ken Verdoia and Nancy Green Joe Hill, an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), was perhaps best known for his many union protest songs, aimed at firing up the poorest workers in America. Though much interest in Hill centers on his 1915 execution by Utah following a controversial murder trial, this film instead focuses on Hill’s work in the context of a nation wrestling with issues of justice and fairness, in labor and society. The community action that Hill inspired continues to rouse people today, as they remember the message of his final telegram before his execution: “Don’t waste time mourning. Organize!”

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One of the most extensive construction projects in human history had begun — and the face of the American West was changed forever. Glen Canyon Dam would create one of the world’s largest man-made bodies of water in a desert, while at the same time drowning a thousand years of human history . . . and a million years of natural history. It was the future of the West — a story of winners and losers, of the politics of power, and the few who stood in the way.

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It is one of the most famous moments in the history of the American West. And one of the least understood. Promontory takes you on a journey back in time to the days when the nation struggled to build the transcontinental railroad. As construction armies raced from east and west, it soon became clear they would meet in the most unlikely spot in the nation: The Utah Territory under the leadership of Brigham Young. What happened next would forever change the face of Utah and the West. Running time: 57 minutes Color/Stereo ©2002 KUED, The University of Utah. All rights reserved. These materials are licensed for private use only. Unauthorized reproduction or exhibition is strictly prohibited. Producer: Ken Verdoia Editor: Nancy Green Principle photography: Bill Brussard Funding for production of Promontory was provided through a grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation, and through a grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.

The Frontier

Glen Canyon


A Dam, Water, and the West

Produced by Ken Verdoia and Nancy Green The Frontier Photographers presents the work of photographers William Henry Jackson, Jack Hillers, and Timothy O’Sullivan as they explored and captured on film the mysterious nineteenth-century American West. They documented the transformation of the West from a place raw and largely unknown into a landscape of development and change. Their photos continue to evoke awe and wonder in modern viewers, offering views of the breathtaking Western landscapes before they were tamed and demystified by settlement and expansion.

Available 90 minutes DVD $19.95 978-0-87480-988-6

Produced by Ken Verdoia Glen Canyon Dam rises seven hundred feet from the bedrock of the Colorado River, holding back enough water to meet the ­annual needs of thirty million families. Its construction inspired both proud support and fierce opposition. This film presents a balanced and comprehensive history of the dam, from the early negotiations up through the closing of the floodgates, and features interviews with central members on both sides of the debate. The film fosters both appreciation and respect for the beauty and history of Glen Canyon before the dam, and understanding of the achievement and benefit of an extraordinary public works project.

Available 60 minutes DVD $19.95 978-0-87480-985-5

Promontory Produced by Ken Verdoia On May 10, 1869, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads met nose-to-nose at Promontory Summit in Utah Territory, thus completing the first transcontinental railroad in the world. The iconic imagery and celebrated achievement of that moment overshadowed a lesser known story, a story of promises broken and lives destroyed. The isolated Mormon community, led by church president Brigham Young, embraced the railroad as a pathway to economic prosperity following a devastating grasshopper plague. When the lines were complete, the Mormons found their requests for payment denied and their quiet religious haven threatened by outside influences. Available 60 minutes DVD $19.95 978-0-87480-986-2 University of Utah Press

Nature/Field Guides

The University of Utah Press is pleased to add Academic Insights Press as a Publishing Partner.

Sonoran Desert Life Understanding, Insights, and Enjoyment

Gerald A. Rosenthal


his lavishly illustrated and informative book offers readers a guide to the Sonoran Desert that will enhance their understanding of the region’s unique plant life. Author Gerald A. Rosenthal describes and beautifully illustrates more than 300 plant species from 70 families, taking special care to distinguish plants that can be easily confused and incorrectly identified. Designed to be carried easily when traveling, the compact and authoritative Sonoran Desert Life will allow the entire family to identify annuals, perennials, cactuses, shrubs, and trees. More advanced users will appreciate the easy-to-use tables and keys to species, genera, and families, and the extensive natural history and desert ecology notes, including fascinating and detailed pictures, accounts, and illustrated descriptions. The well-organized book features more than 400 superb color photographs and a comprehensive glossary covering more than 200 technical terms, all designed to aid the reader in understanding the wonder and complexity of this unique and special ecosystem. No one venturing into the Sonoran Desert should be without Sonoran Desert Life. Distributed for Academic Insights Press. Gerald A. Rosenthal is a retired professor of biological sciences and toxicology. He has lived in, hiked, and studied the Sonoran Desert for more than ten years.

“The author has admirably achieved his goal of guiding the desert enthusiast toward a more sophisticated, more accurate, and ultimately a more enjoyable appreciation of the Sonoran Desert.” —John Alcock, Arizona State University and author of Sonoran Desert Spring

“An exceedingly comprehensive, handy guide to the diversity of plant life and to examples of unique fauna in the Sonoran Desert....This book is highly recommended for the author’s ability to communicate more complicated principles of botany in an easy-to-understand narrative.” —Marilyn K. Alaimo, Chicago Botanic Garden

Available 400 color photographs 2008, 6 x 9, 306 pp. Paper $27.95 978-0-615-18671-9 Fall/Winter 2009


Western History/Mormon Studies

On the Way to Somewhere Else European Sojourners in the Mormon West, 1834–1930

Mormon Studies

The Autobiography of Hosea Stout

Edited by Michael W. Homer

Edited by Reed A. Stout Revised by Stephen L. Prince

on the way to somewhere else European Sojourners in the Mormon West, 1834–1930

Most travelers to Utah during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially those from Europe, were curious about the Latterday Saint community, with its “seventeen-strong families with only one man!” This collection of the writings of some of those European travelers broke new ground by ignoring the English gentlemen’s tradition of incorporating only the predictably benign views. It includes such colorful perspectives towards the Mormons as those of an outraged Catholic priest, an intrigued German prince, a liberated Frenchwoman, and a devout French convert, many of who had visits with the man they called the “Pope of Mormonism,” Brigham Young. But European visitors encountered not only devout Mormons, they also met other lively characters of the American West, from fur traders to Indians to soldiers. Originally published in the series Kingdom in the West: The Mormons and the American Frontier, this new edition of On the Way to Somewhere Else captures almost one hundred years of varied perceptions, revealing an unexpected glimpse into the physical development of Utah and the political evolution of Mormonism. EDITED BY MICHAEL W. HOMER

Michael W. Homer is a Salt Lake City attorney. He is the chair of the board of Utah State History and the co-editor of James Bertoch: Missionary Journal and Letters to his Family.

Born in Kentucky in 1810, Hosea Stout converted to Mormonism in his twenties. He eventually rose to great rank within the religion. His The Autobiography of diary, published under the title On the Mormon Frontier, was described by historian Dale L. Morgan as “one of the most magnificent windows upon Mormon history ever opened.” Stout’s two-part autobiography was originally published in the Utah Historical Quarterly in 1962.

Hosea Stout Edited by Reed A. Stout • Revised by Stephen L. Prince

“The re-publication of Hosea Stout’s autobiography is long overdue and makes an essential companion volume to his diary. It fills in what the diary misses, the events from his birth in 1810 to the start of the diary in 1844. It chronicles his early life in Kentucky, his participation in the Black Hawk War, his conversion to Mormonism, and his subsequent rise in the ranks of the new religious movement to positions of influence. Stout served as a Danite in Missouri and later as a body guard to Joseph Smith Jr. He was chief of police at ­Nauvoo, a member of the Nauvoo Legion, and of the Quorum of Seventy and Council of Fifty. These pre-diary aspects of Stout’s life are available for the first time in over forty years. Combined with the diary, the autobiography is an indispensable resource in Mormon history.” —W. Paul Reeve, University of Utah

“There’s a sense of joyous adventure as the editor strolled the bookstalls, shops, and archives wherever he found himself as he prospected for materials. The result is a work full of surprises and meticulous documentation. The research has been prodigious.” —William Mulder, University of Utah

October 2009 32 figures 6 x 9, 420 pp. Paper $19.95 978-0-87480-994-7 10

Reed A. Stout, a great-grandson of Hosea Stout, was an attorney in Los Angeles. Stephen L. Prince is the author of Gathering in Harmony, winner of the Evans Handcart Award and the Thomas Rice King Award. October 2009 6 x 9, 80 pp. Paper $12.95 978-0-87480-957-2

University of Utah Press

Mormon Studies The University of Utah Press and BYU Studies at Brigham Young University have undertaken a collaborative initiative to co-publish peer-reviewed scholarly research on Mormon history and biography. This catalog includes announcements of three new publications and four back list titles, now available through this publishing partnership.

Eliza R. Snow The Complete Poetry

Edited by Jill Mulvay Derr and Karen Lynn Davidson


liza R. Snow first published her poetry pseudonymously in an Ohio newspaper in 1825, when she was twenty-one. Her last poem was published in 1887, when she was eighty-three. In the intervening sixty-two years she wrote more than 500 poems; her early work covered such various topics as the fight for Greek independence, the plight of the American Indian, and the deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Her themes changed when she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1835, as her poetry began to reflect her new experiences, including poems about Nauvoo, the trek of the Mormon pioneers to the valley of the Great Salt Lake, and the religious community building that ensued. No public event in the community was complete without her contribution, and some of her poems became the texts for Mormon hymns. When she died on December 5, 1887, the New York Times noted the passing of “the Mormon Poetess… one of the central figures of the Mormon galaxy.” Snow’s poems, varied in style and subject matter, reflect both Mormon and quintessentially American experiences of the nineteenth century. Eliza R. Snow: The Complete Poetry, gives readers the opportunity to enjoy all of the lyrical and powerful poems of this iconic Mormon figure. It also adds contextual information, making it as much a biographical, historical, and theological collection as a literary one. Jill Mulvay Derr holds an M.A.T. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. A past president of the Mormon History Association, she has written more than three dozen articles about Mormon women and co-authored Women’s Voices: An Untold History of the Latter-day Saints and Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society. Karen Lynn Davidson earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. At Brigham Young University she served as a member of the English faculty and as Director of the Honors Program. Among her many books is the popular Our Latter-day Hymns: The Stories and the Messages, and she is coeditor of The Joseph Smith Papers, History, Volume 1.

“Through impeccable scholarship, Derr and Davidson have rescued Eliza R. Snow from the pious sentimentality that has obscured her significance in the public life of nineteenth-century Mormonism. Their comprehensive edition offers both a clear-eyed appreciation of ‘Zion’s poetess’ and a set of frameworks for interpreting her work.” —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University, author of A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on her Diary, 1785–1812

“Mormondom’s unlikely first lady now has a serious treatment of her poetry, worthy of her rank and skill. . . Derr and Davidson have meticulously researched and scrupulously annotated Snow’s record.” —Claudia L. Bushman, author of Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah, Building the Kingdom of God

“It is a welcome piece of magnificent Mormon historical literature.” —Richard E. Bennett, author of Mormons at the Missouri, 1846–1852

August 2009 12 illustrations 6 x 9, 1,376 pp. Cloth $44.95 978-0-8425-2737-8 Fall/Winter 2009


From BYU Studies

Mountain Meadows Massacre

Wayward Saints

A Trial Furnace Southern Utah’s Iron Mission

The Andrew Jenson and David H. Morris Collections

The Social and Religious Protests of the Godbeites against Brigham Young

Edited by Richard E. Turley Jr. and Ronald W. Walker

Ronald W. Walker Foreword by Jan Shipps

In years of research the authors discovered a great deal of information about the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, leading to a clearer understanding of the tragedy. No one can speak responsibly about the details of this event without consulting these newly discovered and valuable documents, two collections of which are presented here. The first was gathered in the 1890s by Andrew Jenson (1850– 1937), a full-time employee in the LDS church historian’s office. The second was compiled a decade later by David H. Morris (1858–1937), an attorney and judge in St. George, Utah. Images of the original documents are accompanied by typed transcriptions. Introductory text explains how each document collection was initially created, how the LDS Church acquired them, and where they were archived.

With stories that include spiritualist séances, conspiracy, and an important church trial, Wayward Saints chronicles the 1870s challenge of a group of British Mormon intellectuals to Brigham Young’s leadership and authority. William S. Godbe and his associates protested Young’s demanding community and resented what they perceived to be Young’s intrusion into matters of personal choice. Excommunicated from the church, they established the “New Movement,” which eventually failed. Both a study in intellectual history and an investigation of religious dissent, Wayward Saints explores nineteenth-century American spiritualism as well as the ideas and intellectual structure of first- and second-generation Mormonism.

September 2009 300 photos and illustrations 8½ x 11, 352 pp. Cloth $44.95 978-0-8425-2722-1

Available 16 photos 2009, 6 x 9, 400 pp. Paper $24.95 978-0-8425-2735-4


Morris A. Shirts and Kathryn H. Shirts Recognizing his community’s need for iron, LDS Church President Brigham Young envisioned in the 1850s a regional iron works that would meet the community’s needs and make the Mormon Zion selfsufficient. The Iron Mission was established in southern Utah and, for the next decade, this colony of hard-working Saints tested a variety of smelting techniques. Despite sustained, even heroic, efforts, the iron missionaries did not succeed. Nature itself worked against them. Droughts, floods, and inferior raw materials challenged them at every turn. The iron works closed in 1858, but its legacy remains today in townships that have survived for over 150 years. A Trial Furnace chronicles the lives of the people who discovered an inner strength and resilience more durable than the iron they went south to find.

Available 2001, 6 x 9, 532 pp. Paper $21.95 978-0-8425-2488-9

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Nearly Everything Imaginable

No Toil nor Labor Fear

An Advocate for Women

The Everyday Life of Utah’s Mormon Pioneers

The Story of William Clayton

The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells, 1870–1920

Edited by Ronald W. Walker and Doris R. Dant From living in a dugout called the Castle of Spiders, or eating so many weeds that their skin took on a green cast, to losing four children in just a few weeks to diphtheria, nearly everything imaginable happened to the Mormon settlers of the Utah Territory. This book collects the details of the lives of the Mormon pioneers, explaining what they ate and wore, where they lived, how they worshipped, and, most importantly, how they endured the trials and tribulations of early Utah life. Hundreds of vignettes provide revealing looks into the everyday lives of these rugged settlers, lives that had their moments of joy and celebration as well as struggle.

James B. Allen

Carol Cornwall Madsen William Clayton joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1838, becoming an important figure in church history. Friend and scribe to Joseph Smith, Clayton recorded the revelation on plural marriage, wrote the first history of the Nauvoo Temple, and penned the powerful hymn “Come, Come Ye Saints.” One of the original settlers of Salt Lake City, Clayton participated in a variety of religious, economic, and civil activities throughout his life. He experienced nearly all the joys and struggles possible for a church member of his day, and yet, following his own hymnal advice, “no toil nor labor” did he fear.

Emmeline B. Wells served as a public figure for the LDS Church for fifty years. She edited the Woman’s Exponent, represented LDS women in national women’s organizations, and defended her religion in Washington, D.C. She was a leading figure in LDS politics and women’s suffrage, helping to close the gap of misunderstanding between church members and the general public. Soon after her death in 1921, she was honored with a marble bust in the Utah’s capital building, the simple inscription aptly reading only “A Fine Soul Who Served Us.” “Wells encouraged and inspired the women of her day. With Madsen’s eloquent retelling, Emmeline’s accomplishments may now inspire those of our own age, too.” —Ronald K. Esplin, general editor of the Joseph Smith Papers

Available 1999, 6 x 9, 512 pp. Cloth $27.95 978-0-8425-2397-4

Fall/Winter 2009

Available 2002, 6 x 9, 454 pp. Paper $19.95 978-0-8425-2504-6

Available 2006, 9 x 6, 498 pp. Cloth $29.95 978-0-8425-2673-9


Mormon Studies

Mormon Studies

Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, 1901–1924 Reid L. Neilson Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, 1901–1924

In 1901 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent its first missionaries to Japan. Just over 20 years later, the Church temporarily retreated from evangelizing in Asia. Author Reid L. Neilson sheds light on why those first representatives were sent to Reid L. Neilson Japan and what led to the church’s brief withdrawal from Japan and the rest of East Asia. He argues that the same nineteenth-century LDS theology, practices, and traditions that gave rise to the early LDS Japan Mission in 1901 were paradoxically also responsible for the eventual demise of the mission in 1924. The unvaried sense of evangelic propriety and practices hindered Mormon missionaries from adapting their message to the new and incredibly different cultures encountered in East Asia. This floundering on the part of church leaders and laity to adapt to the linguistic and cultural differences of Japan resulted in fewer conversions than in other contemporary LDS mission fields, and caused the LDS Japan Mission to struggle in comparison with other Protestant missionary efforts among the Japanese. Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, 1901– 1924 offers an extensive account of a not oft-mentioned point in Mormon history. Reid L. Neilson is an assistant professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. “An important and rich contribution to our understanding of Christian missionary history.” —Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

November 2009 25 illustrations 6 x 9, 280 pp. Paper $29.95 978-0-87480-989-3 14

Mormons as Citizens of a Communist State A Documentary History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in East MORMONS AS CITIZENS OF A Germany, 1945–1990 COMMUNIST STATE A Documentary History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in East Germany, 1945-1990

Raymond Kuehne

Raymond Kuehne Foreword by Ronald Smelser

From 1945 to 1990, communist East Germany was an officially atheistic state. Nevertheless, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints practiced their religion there. Mormons as Citizens of a Communist State is based on primary sources—government and church documents, interviews, and private letters—to create a documentary history of the church during that historical period. The history of church-state relations begins with attempts to terminate the church’s legal status in the early 1950s, continues with the building of the Freiberg Temple from 1983 to 1985 (the only LDS temple ever built in a communist state), and concludes with the historic meeting in 1988 between current LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson and Chairman Erich Honecker that permitted the entry of LDS missionaries from the West. The relationship between the Latter-day Saint citizens and their atheistic government is a major theme of this book. Did church members manage to be true to their faith and simultaneously function as citizens within that state, and if so, how did they achieve that balance? Mormons as Citizens of a Communist State was originally published in German in 2008 by Leipzig University Press. Raymond M. Kuehne was born in New York City of German immigrant parents, and received a B.A. degree in history from the University of Utah. He retired after a career with the National Institutes of Health.

November 2009 24 illustrations 7 x 10, 600 pp. Paper $39.95 978-0-87480-993-0

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Turkish and Islamic Studies

Turkish and Islamic Studies

A Religion, Not a State

Sustainability of Microstates

Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq’s Islamic Justification of Political Secularism

The Case of North Cyprus

A Religion, Not a State

Souad T. Ali

In this notable work, Souad T. Ali examines the seminal writings of Egyptian reformist scholar Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq, often souad t. ali regarded as the intellectual father of Islamic secularism, and his controversial argument that the caliphate should be considered a human innovation, rather than a religious imperative. ‘Abd al Raziq contended that Islam is “a religion, not a state; a message, not a government,” a major departure from the traditional view that religious and political spheres are intertwined and inseparable in Islam. Opponents denounced ‘Abd al-Raziq’s ideas as a foreign corruption imported from the West. Ali’s careful, objective, and scholarly examination of ‘Abd al-Raziq’s work, however, reveals that his arguments are not based in Western thought. Rather, they sit firmly within the dictates of Islam’s sacred texts, particularly the Quran and Hadith, and also enjoy considerable support from the historical record. This analysis critically challenges prevalent misinterpretations of Islam that have endured for centuries. Ali recognizes the varied models and discourses that have arisen throughout different epochs, especially so the role that Western intervention has played in placing the question of Islam’s modernity at the forefront of intellectual debate. Throughout, the study emphasizes the atmosphere of openness and tolerance that is a requisite for free, intelligent debate. Souad T. Ali is head of Classics and Middle East Letters and Cultures at the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University. She has recently been named a Fulbright Scholar.

Fall/Winter 2009

Utah Series in Turkish and Islamic Studies

Utah Series in Turkish and Islamic Studies

Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq’s Islamic Justification of Political Secularism

August 2009 6 x 9, 192 pp. Paper $25.00 978-0-87480-951-0

Ozay Mehmet

This interdisciplinary study discusses the development, economics, and politics of North Cyprus, a divided state SUSTAINABILITY OF MICROSTATES since 1960 when sovereignty The Case of North Cyprus was surrendered by the British to both Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Mehmet works to demonstrate that, as a microstate with an area of just 3,442 square kilometers, North Cyprus possesses certain inherent comparative economic advantages in the service sectors that enable it to be sustainable in today’s rapidly globalizing and competitive economic world. Mehmet bases his arguments for the potential sustainability of North Cyprus on the concept of economic rationalism, in which participating parties work to optimize their own self-interest. In an ethnic conflict like that of North Cyprus, the logic of optimization demands a rational, free, and objective balancing of competing interests to reach an agreed solution. The economic rationalist approach sharply contrasts with the highly emotional political, historical, cultural, and legal approaches that have thus far dominated the study and discussion of the Cyprus problem, approaches that have largely resulted in a protracted conflict. While recognizing the negative forces of ethnic tension and the very real possibility of a continued divided Cyprus state, Sustainability of Microstates nevertheless remains hopeful, designed to unleash the forces of convergence that may be deduced from economic rationalism, and unwavering in its conviction of the ultimate sustainability of North Cyprus. OZAY MEHMET

Ozay Mehmet is the author of Global Governance, Economy and Law and Towards a Fair Global Labor Market.

October 2009 28 tables 6 x 9, 200 pp. Paper $25.00 978-0-87480-983-1 15


Available Once Again as a Complete Set

The Florentine Codex A General History of the Things of New Spain

Bernardino de Sahagún Translated from the Nahuatl with notes by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble


Introductory Volume: Introductions, Sahagún’s Prologues and Interpolations, General Bibliography, General Indices

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andolph J. Widmer, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Houston and a specialist in cultural ecology, gives the following description of The Florentine Codex: “The manuscript originally entitled General History of the Things of the New World is one of the most remarkable works ever published. It was first written between 1529 and 1555 by Fray Bernardino de Sahagun and published thirty years later in 1585 as a collected work. Today we know this compilation as The Florentine Codex. What makes this twelve-book codex so remarkable is not only its breadth in describing an exotic culture, the Mexica, commonly known today as the Aztec, but more so the way in which the study was conducted. The Florentine Codex represents not simply a chronicling of strange customs and idolatry motivated by Roman Catholic religious fervor, but instead a real and systematic understanding of Mexica culture that was truly anthropological. Indeed, the work is the first anthropological treatise in history. The Florentine Codex was both an attempt to understand Mexica culture prior to its disruption and decline due to conquest and an account of that conquest from the Mexica perspective. Sahagún’s purpose was not to interpret or compare new world cultures or religions relative to Spanish culture and Christian doctrine and belief, and he asked his informants to provide information as they understood it. Cognizant of conflicts in ideology and meaning in his informants, Sahagún developed the ‘focus group’, still an important research method in social sciences today, in order to draw conclusions about ideological meanings. Though the codex appeared at a time of extreme religious intolerance in Europe, Sahagún viewed the idolatries as necessary information from which to apply Christian doctrine and so also foresaw the utility of applied anthropology. Beyond these amazing methodological developments, though, the codex provides a detailed and accurate ethnography, complete with drawings that reflect Mexica ideology and culture at the beginning of their collapse. The Florentine Codex is a remarkable work, one to be referenced by any scholar interested in understanding or reconstructing Aztec culture or its antecedent. It is without a doubt the best ethnography of any Native American culture at contact. I have used it extensively in my own research and will surely continue to rely on it in future research.”

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The indomitable spirits who opened mines, laid rails, broke ground, and sowed the seeds for the camps and towns throughout the state of Utah have left a remarkable legacy chronicled in Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Vivid descriptions of over 150 sites are accompanied by 194 photographs, 26 maps, and Stephen Carr’s detailed classification for each town.

THE HISTORIC GUIDE TO UTAH GHOST TOWNS —Stan Jones (“Mr. Lake Powell”), John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum

Edward Abbey (1927–1989) was an author, environmental advocate, and desert anarchist. His twenty-one books include The Monkey Wrench Gang and Desert Solitaire.

C. Gregory Crampton (1911–1995) was a professor of history at the University of Utah for more than thirty years. He and his crews made thirteen trips down Glen Canyon identifying, documenting, and photographing the evidence of human experience there. He was the author of Standing Up Country, Land of Living Rock, and numerous other books on the history of the Southwest.

Drift down the Colorado River through Glen Canyon and explore the people and places that encompass the history of this majestic canyon before it drowned in the rising waters of Lake Powell. Author Gregory Crampton led the historical investigations of Glen and San Juan canyons from 1957 to 1963 under contract with the National Park Service. The objective was to locate and record historical sites that would be lost to the rising waters of the reservoir. This book records that effort. First published in 1986, this edition has been revised to include several new “ghosts” of Glen Canyon and features a never-beforepublished foreword by Edward Abbey. It showcases stunning color photographs by Philip Hyde and includes hundreds of black-and-white photographs taken by the original salvage crews. This informative guide to the historic treasures of Glen Canyon includes numbered maps keyed to each location. It is a book for both the armchair traveler and the lake enthusiast eager for a journey through the past to a place few had the privilege to know.

“Enjoyment of the vast lake by any visitor can be immeasurably enhanced by keeping a copy of Ghosts of Glen Canyon close at hand.”


Stephen L. Carr Salt Lake City



C. Gregory Crampton

Philip Hyde

Bonneville W. L. “Bud” Rusho served as public affairs chief for the Glen Canyon Dam construction project, leading a team of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation photographers in recording the construction of Glen Canyon Dam. He is the author of Lee’s Ferry: Desert River Crossing and The Wilderness Journals of Everett Reuss.

Edward Abbey

W. L. Rusho

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Philip Hyde (1921–2006) was a wilderness photographer and for many years the principal conservation photographer for the Sierra Club. His fifteen books include Navajo Wildlands: As Long as the Rivers Shall Run and Slickrock: The Canyon Country of Southeast Utah.

Stephen L. Carr

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Utah Ghost Towns


Dr. Stephen L. Carr has had a life-long interest in Utah history. He has authored six books and created a map of Utah railroads. He is a retired pediatrician living in Holladay, Utah.

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C. Gregory Crampton Foreword by

GHOSTS OF GLEN CANYON Color Photographs by Philip Hyde and W. L. Rusho




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Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America:

Causes and Consequences

Bark Beetle Symposium, Snowbird, Utah





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Western Epics Bonneville Books

The University of Utah Catalog Fall/Winter 2009  

Catalog of new books for fall 2009.