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What the Hill?

Whether through his walking tours of Capitol Hill or his numerous books on Denver history, if you've lived in the city for any period of time, you've no doubt encountered the name Phil Goodstein. And now the fourth-generation native has once again proved that his curiosity has no bounds, releasing another volume in his series on Denver neighborhoods, this time focusing on the esoteric Park Hill.

"It looks at the people, the places, the institutions," says Goodstein. "Is there a Park Hill aura? Is it justified in its self-proclaimed sophistication?.... In some ways, you could argue that the whole 'yuppie' phenomenon started in Park Hill. When Gary Hart was first elected to the Senate, he lived in Park Hill, and in 1984, when commentators were trying to figure out who Gary Hart was [during his first run for president], they kept using the term 'young urban professionals,' which is where the term 'yuppie' comes from."

Phil Goodstein will be on hand to explain that and more when he signs copies of Park Hill Promise, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover at 2526 East Colfax Avenue. For more information, visit or call 303-322-7727.
Mon., Nov. 26, 7 p.m., 2012


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