Goodstein, Phil(lip) 1952-
GOODSTEIN, Phil(lip) 1952-
PERSONAL: Born December 31, 1952, in Denver, CO; son of Hyman A. (an attorney) and Lillian S. (a librarian) Goodstein. Education: University of Colorado, Ph.D., 1981. Politics: Socialist. Religion: Atheist. Hobbies and other interests: Chess, politics, historic preservation, classical music.
ADDRESSES: Home—1330 Monroe St., Denver, CO80206. Office—New Social Publications, P.O. Box 18026, Denver, CO 80218.
CAREER: History professor at a university in Denver, CO; Colorado Free University, Denver; tour guide; also affiliated with New Social Publications, Denver.
MEMBER: Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, Colorado Historical Society, Denver Alternatives, Naysayers.
Denver's Capitol Hill: One Hundred Years of Life in a Vibrant Urban Neighborhood, Stuart MacPhail/Life Publications (Denver, CO), 1988.
South Denver Saga, New Social Publications (Denver, CO), 1991.
Exploring Jewish Colorado, Jewish Historical Society/Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver (Denver, CO), 1992.
The Seamy Side of Denver: Tall Tales of the Mile High City, New Social Publications (Denver, CO), 1993.
Denver Streets: Names, Numbers, Locations, Logic, New Social Publications (Denver, CO), 1994.
The Ghosts of Denver: Capitol Hill, New Social Publications (Denver, CO), 1996.
(With Walter L. Gerash) Murders in the Bank Vault: The Father's Day Massacre and the Trial of James King (nonfiction), New Social Publications (Denver, CO), 1998.
Denver in Our Time: A People's History of the Modern Mile-High City, New Social Publications (Denver, CO), Volume 1. Big Money in the Big City, 1999, Volume 2. DIA and Other Scams, 2000.
Denver from the Bottom Up: From Sand Creek to Ludlow, New Social Publications (Denver, CO), 2003.
Editor of Nay Sayer, a monthly political newsletter.
SIDELIGHTS: Phil Goodstein once told CA: "I write to make a point, to inform, to educate, to agitate, to help readers discover our world. A belief that we must be masters of our society, not manipulated victims, forms the basis of my writing. By exploring the past (I primarily write history) we can understand our present and shape our future.
"Writing is both inspiration and hard work. A commitment to accomplish something, to set ideas down, to question what I believe is true inspires my writing. I generally have a regular daily routine, trying to devote each morning to writing. Usually after a first draft of a book, it can take up to a year and countless revisions before I am ready to go to press."