Colorado Profiles

Men and Women Who Shaped the Centennial State

by John H. Monnett and Michael McCarthy

This popular volume presents the exciting history of Colorado through the lives of thirty-two of its most noteworthy citizens, both famous and obscure, who helped to shape Colorado as we know it today.

Among those featured are: Black Kettle, David Day, Anne Bassett, Lewis Price, Casimiro Barela, Josephine Roche, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, and Enos Mills.


A native of Kansas City, John H. Monnett has long been intrigued with the Battle of Beecher Island. He first wrote about the Indian Wars when he was professor of history at Cochise County Community College in Arizona. He now teaches Western and Colorado history at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. This is his fourth book on the history of the American West. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Linda and son, Darren.

Imprint: University Press of Colorado

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $28.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87081-439-6
  • Publication Year: 1996
  • Pages: 335
  • Illustrations: 29 b&w photos, 3 b&w illustrations
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by John H. Monnett and Michael McCarthy
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87081-439-6