Deanne Stillman

Deanne Stillman

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Deanne Stillman is a widely published, critically acclaimed writer. Her books of literary nonfiction are place-based stories of war and peace in the modern and historical West.

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A Book Runs Through It

Jul 16, 2012
It's not often that we learn of books that have motivated people to act and it's even more out of the ordinary to hear of three such books at the same time -- and how each played a role in the same public event. It's not often that we learn of books that have motivated people to act and it's even more out of the ordinary to hear of three such books at the same time.

9/11 and the Damage Done

Sep 7, 2011
On the day the towers fell, furies flew out of the hole in the ground and like all restless spirits, they headed west I did not realize it at the time, of course, but did have the sense a few days after the dust began to settle at Ground Zero that things had shifted, a feeling that we all had, as if the world itself had gone off its axis.

Look Homeward, Angels: California and the Rise and Fall of America’s Space Program

Jul 30, 2011
While much of the coverage of the end of the space shuttle age has focused on Florida, the launching pad for many missions, it should be recalled that another region of the country was equally important: the Antelope Valley of Los Angeles County and, in particular, the Mojave city of Lancaster.The little-known Mojave city of Lancaster may have been one of the most powerful places in the world.

‘The Misfits’ at 50: Honoring the Horse and an Iconic Western

Feb 14, 2011
February 1st marks the 50th anniversary of the release of “The Misfits,” the iconic and underrated film about Nevada mustangers who brutally capture wild horses so they can sell them to the slaughterhouse.February 1st marks the 50th anniversary of an iconic film about Nevada mustangers who brutally capture wild horses so they can sell them to the slaughterhouse.