These themes and much more are examined in depth in Phil Goodstein's new volume, From Soup Lines to the Front Lines. The thick, well-illustrated volume probes how events impacted everyday people. This not only included the grandiose efforts of the New Deal, but how local developments of the 1920s, such as the completion of the Moffat Tunnel touched the citizenry. Along the way, From Soup Lines to the Front Lines tells how Colorado had already been torn apart by the first Columbine Massacre of November 21, 1927, when members of the state Law Enforcement Department killed six protestors on a picket line outside of the Columbine Mine in Weld County. The book further looks at Ralph Carr, the state's wartime governor who took on Washington's attack on civil liberties during the fighting in the name of preserving the Bill of Rights. From Soup Lines to the Front Lines is the fourth and concluding volume of Goodstein's monumental Denver from the Bottom Up, a comprehensive examination of the city and the state from the Pikes Peak Gold Rush through World War II. It combines an immense learning with a sympathetic understanding of who made up the community and why different forces so squabbled as they sought a decent existence. Political cartoons, copies of flyers, and vintage photos highlight the text. Previous volumes of Denver From the Bottom Up are From Sand Creek to Ludlow, Robert Speer's Denver, and In the Shadow of the Klan.
- Paperback: 568 pages
- Publisher: New Social Publications (2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0974226424
- ISBN-13: 9780974226422
- Package Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds