Arizona: A History of the Grand Canyon State


Winner of the SILVER MEDAL for Best Regional Nonfiction at the Independent Publishers Book Awards!

Historian and raconteur Jim Turner has done it again! Jim ushers you from the times of ancient cliff dwellings to biotech firms, with fascinating stories of . . .

  • Two centuries of mining, Mormon immigration, ranching, farming, health seekers, education, tourism, moviemaking, and the Five Cs
  • Wild West legends, stage robbers, and dancehall girls and women
  • Unsung heroes like the Navajo Code Talkers and Nellie Cashman, the "Miner's Angel"
  • Native American cultures, including Hopi, Navajo, and Apache
  • European colonization, the conquistadors, and Catholic missions
  • Minibiographies of significant people like Sandra Day O'Connor, Father Eusebio Kino, Hi Jolly, Barry Goldwater, and Balloon Buster Frank Luke
  • And much more about this beautiful land and the people who inhabited it

"Exceptionally well written, impressively comprehensive, expertly organized, and thoroughly "reader friendly" in presentation, Arizona: A History of the Grand Canyon State is especially and unreservedly recommended for personal reading lists and community/academic library American History collections in general, and Arizona History studies lists in particular." —Midwest Book Review

  • ISBN-13: 978-1-940322-29-2
  • Genre: History
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trim: 9" x 6"
  • Page count: 352 pages
  • Published by Rio Nuevo Publishers in 2021
  • Written by Jim Turner
  • Audience: Adult
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