Author Archives: Stuart Rosebrook

About Stuart Rosebrook

Stuart Rosebrook has over 25 years of professional experience in journalism, publishing, public history, television production, and non-profit management. He is currently on contract as Senior Editor for True West magazine, managing five departments. He also blogs three times a week on book news, film and television, and Western history. He is the owner of his own business, Quo Vadis Communications, LLC. His first book, At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years, a 168-page, 5 color, photo-essay book for Alliance Bank of Arizona, with curator Marilyn Szabo, was published in Phoenix in December 2014. Other professional roles included institutional advancement and development, consultant and editor for the William and Mary Alumni Association, the Orme School of Arizona, associate editor of Arizona Highways magazine, associate producer for Falrose Productions, and an assignment editor KTVK-TV3 in Phoenix. He is a professional historian of the American West, 20th Century American History, and Public History. He has a Ph.D. and M.A. from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and a B.A. in history from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Creative Weekend at Tallgrass Writing Workshop

On June 6-7, 2015, I participated with Tallgrass Writing Workshop faculty (l.-r.) Max McCoy, Kevin Rabas and Cheryl Unruh, plus (not pictured) Patsy Terrell, Jim Hoy and Rachelle Smith. An invigorating, creative weekend, I highly recommend writers and editors to … Continue reading

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30th Annual Tallgrass Writing Workshop

The first weekend of June I traveled to Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, to participate in the Tallgrass Writing Workshop. My keynote address focused on one of my favorite questions: What is the True West?

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Go West! In Search of Western History and Heroes Across Six States

  Summer time is the perfect season to head West in search of history and heroes. Six great authors take you across the West in search of Lewis and Clark, the Texas Rangers, Kit Carson, Big Bill Tilghman, Geronimo and … Continue reading

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Was Lincoln the Father of the West?

The history of President Abraham Lincoln as commander-in-chief is well known, but is his legacy of leadership in the West fully understood? I believe President Lincoln’s vision of the West and Manifest Destiny is under appreciated and should be reconsidered 150 … Continue reading

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BB King: My Memories of An American Icon

BB King, an amazing American. Fortunate to have seen him in concert at great venues with great friends, inlcuding with U2 at Sun Devil Stadium with Harmen Tjaarda​. We walked to the stadium from house in Tempe. 72,000 at $5 … Continue reading

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True West Blogs

As senior editor at True West magazine, I have been asked to blog on history, culture, books and film. Please follow my blog posts and those of my colleagues at True West Magazine. True West MagazineThe Victor, Colorado Union Hall … Continue reading

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History is Alive at Iowa’s State Historical Museum

On Saturday I toured Iowa’s State Historical Museum. I signed up for the docent-led tour at 11 a.m., and to my surprise, I was the only one on the tour. My tour guide, Bill, did a great job introducing me … Continue reading

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Los Vaqueros de Farmacia 1976-2015

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Forty years of trails, Los Vaqueros de Farmarcia traveled over 80 miles on horseback through the beautiful high mesa country of central Arizona in late March. With record temperatures in the 80s, the desert was alive with spring, with the … Continue reading

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Arizona Storytellers: Building Community

In December, I had the honor of sharing a story of my childhood at RepublicMedia’s Arizona Storyteller event at the Arizona Biltmore entitled “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.” The resort ballroom was sold out with over 400 in attendance. … Continue reading

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The Making of a Book: At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years

The Making of a Book: At Work in Arizona      

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