Books written by Dr. Colorado 


In addition to newspaper columns and appearances on Denver KUSA Channel 9's

"Colorado & Company," Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel has written several books on the

history of Colorado.


For information on purchasing any of the below publications, please click on the desired image. Additionally publication information is below.

Dr. Colorado's Newspaper Columns


Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel wrote a frequent column for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, enlightening readers on Colorado's past, present, and future.

Tom's Denver Post writings are available online HERE.

Dr. Colorado

Historian/Author/Professor

PUBLICATIONS OF THOMAS J. NOEL



Books:



Leonard, Stephen J. & Thomas J. Noel. A Short History of  Denver. Carson City: Univ. of Nevada Press, 2016. xvii+211 p. index. selected bibliography. photos. timeline. paperback $21.95.

Noel, Thomas J. & Nicholas J. Wharton. Denver Landmarks & Historic Districts. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2016. xvi + 197 p. index. bibliography. appendices. Photos. drawings. maps. paperback. $29.95.


Noel, Thomas J. The University Club of Denver. Denver: University Club of Denver, 2016. 151 p. index, sources, photos, drawings. $49.00.

Noel, Thomas J. & Craig Leavitt. Herndon Davis: Painting Colorado History, 1901 – 1962. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2016.
296 pages, 173 color images. Index, bibliography. 9 x 12 paperback $34.95

Noel, Thomas J. Colorado: A Historical Atlas. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015.  xii + ,368 p. index, 112 color maps, 109 color illustrations, 7 charts, bibliography.  $39.95 hardback.

Thomas J. Noel with Jane C. Harper & Craig W. Leavitt. Colorado Newspapers: A History & Inventory, 1859-2000. Denver: Colorado Press Association Founder & Center for Colorado & The West at the Auraria Library, 2014. xv + 432 p. bibliography, appendices, photos, drawings. paperback $49.95. 1,000 copies printed

 Anschutz, Philip F., William J. Convery & Thomas J. Noel. Out Where The West Begins: Profiles, Visions & Strategies of Early Western Business Leaders. Denver: Cloud Camp Press, Inc., 2015. 392 p., index, chapter sources, color paintings, B & w photos. hardback. (Distributed by U. Of Oklahoma Press)

 Noel, Thomas J., Craig W. Leavitt with Diane B. Wunnicke. A History of the Hilltop Heritage Conservation Overlay  District in Denver Colorado.  Denver: Center for Colorado & The West at the Auraria Library, 2013. 92 p. index. endnotes. color & b & w photos. maps. paperback. $5.00.


Abbott, Carl, Stephen J. Leonard & Thomas J. Noel. Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 2013. fifth, heavily revised edition.  xvi + 553p. index. bibliography. endnotes.  125 photos, maps, drawings. biographies. Officials.  Statistics and symbols. 6" x 9 1/4" hardback & paperback. $29.95

  • This thorough survey emphasizes the state's 20th century urbanization, environmental issues, multi-culturalism and boosterism.


Noel, Thomas J. University of Colorado Hospital: A History. Denver: University of Colorado Hospital Foundation, 2013. 155 p. index. Sources. color & b & w images. 9 ½ x 12 ½’ hardback. $50.


Gallagher, Dennis, Thomas Jacob Noel & James Patrick Walsh. Irish Denver. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2012. (Images of America Series) 128 p., index, bibliography, b + w photos and drawings, 6 ½” x 9 ¼”Paperback. $21.99. 


Noel, Thomas J. & Debra B. Faulkner. The Colorado StoryLayton, Utah: Gibbs Smith Education, 2011. xvii + 238 p. Index. Glossary. Maps. color and black and white images. 10” x 11” hardback. $44.95

  • This fourth grade Colorado History text book is part of a packet that includes 1) An Audio Book 2) Digital Resources 3) an English Language Learning Book 4) A Student Guide and 5) A Teacher Guide. Used as of 2013 in Cherry Creek , Poudre, St. Vrain, and Jefferson County, to name a few districts.


Noel, Thomas J. & Debra B. Faulkner. Mile High Tourism: Denver’s Convention & Visitor History. Denver: Visit Denver The Convention & Visitor Bureau & the Center for Colorado & The West, 2010. Foreword by Mayor John Hickenlooper. vi + 163 p. index. sources. color photos. appendices. $39.95 hardback


Noel, Thomas J. and Amy Zimmer. Showtime: Denver's Performing Arts, Convention Centers & Theatre District. Denver: Denver Theatres & Arenas, 2008. 144 p.  Over 400 color and black and white photos, index, sources. $49.95 hardback. 14 x 11 inchesLimited deluxe hardback edition of 1900 copies. 


Noel, Thomas J. Colorado Historic Places: Sites Supported with the Colorado Historical Society’s State Historical Fund. Englewood, CO: Westcliffe Publishers, 2007. 392p. Index, bibliography, 300 color and black and white illustrations. Maps. appendices. (referred by Colorado Historical Society reviewers)


Noel, Thomas J. & Debra B. Faulkner. Colorado: An Illustrated History of the Highest State. Sun Valley, CA: American Historical Press, 2006. 400 p. index, bibliography, 400 color & b + w images. 9 ½ x 12 ½ inches. $34.95 hardback (#4 for one week on local best seller list)


Noel, Thomas J.  Sacred Stones: Colorado’s Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre.  Denver:  Division of Theatres and Arenas, 2004.  Photos, index, appendices, bibliography.  129 pages. Foreword by Crosby, Stills & Nash.  12” x 9.” $34.95 hardcover.


Leonard, Stephen J., Thomas J. Noel & Donald L Walker, Jr. Honest John Shafroth: A Colorado Reformer. Denver: Colorado Historical Society, 2003. vii + 187 p., endnotes, bibliography, index, photos, 6” x 9” hardback $24.95/ paperback $19.95.


Noel, Thomas J. and Cathleen M. Norman. A Pikes Peak Partnership: The Penroses and the Tutts. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000, 2002 paperback reprint. xii + 264p. index. bibliography. chapter endnotes. black and white and color photos. drawings. 8 1/4" x 10 1/4" hardback. 


Noel, Thomas J. & William J. Hanson. The Montclair Neighborhood. Denver, CO: Historic Denver, Inc., 1999. (Historic Denver Guides) 112p. index. bibliography. photos. drawings. maps. $9.95. 5" x 7" paperback. 


Noel, Thomas J. & Dan W. Corson. Boulder County: An Illustrated History. Boulder: Historic Boulder, Inc., 1999. 312 p., index, bib., color photos, drawings, maps, 10" x 12" hardback, $49.95


Noel, Thomas J. Colorado: A Liquid History & Tavern Guide to the Highest State. Golden: Fulcrum Publishing, 1999. 254 p., index, bib, photos, drawings, map. $27.95 paperback. 


Noel, Thomas J. , Stephen J. Leonard & Kevin Rucker. Colorado Givers: A History of Philanthropic Heroes.  Boulder: University Press of Colorado,  1998. xiii + 129 p. index. bibliography, appendices. Photos, 6” x 9” hardback, $24.95


Noel, Thomas Jacob & Kevin E. Rucker. Eaton Metal Products: The First 80 Years, A Story of Vision and Commitment. Denver, CO: A.B. Hirschfeld Press, 1988. 179p. index. endnotes. bibliography. photos. drawings. 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" hardback


Noel, Thomas Jacob. Mile High City: An Illustrated History of Denver. Encinitas, CA: Heritage Publishing Company & Historic Denver, Inc., 1997/1999 paperback reprint. 500p. index. bibliography. b & w and color photos and drawings. maps. 10" x 11 1/2 hardback. 


Noel, Thomas J. Buildings of Colorado. London & N.Y.: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997. 2002 paperback reprint.(BUS Series of the Society of Architectural Historians)xviii + 669p., index, bibliography, maps, photos, drawings, glossary of architectural terms, $45 hardback, $26 paperback reprint.    


Noel, Thomas Jacob. Denver Landmarks and Historic Districts: A Pictorial Guide. Foreword by Denver Mayor Wellington Webb. Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado, 1996. xxii + 162p. index. bibliography. photos. maps. appendices. "lost landmarks." $34.95. 9" x 11 1/2" hardback. 


Noel, Thomas J. Thomas Hornsby Ferril and the American West co-editor with Bob Baron and Steve Leonard. Golden: Fulcrum Pub. Co., 1996. 166 p., bib., illus. Intro. by John C. Buechner.


Noel, Thomas J. Colorado: The Highest State. with Duane A. Smith. Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1995, second revised edition, 2011. 324 p., index, bib., maps, photos, drawings, high school textbook with workbook.


Noel, Thomas Jacob. Growing Through History With Colorado: The Colorado National Banks: The First 125 Years, 1862‑1987. Introduction by Harold Kountze, Jr. Afterword by Will F. Nicholson, Jr. Denver, CO: Univ. of Colorado at Denver, Colorado Studies Center & Colorado National Banks, 1987. 160p. index. bibliography. b & w and color photos and drawings. maps. appendices. 


Noel, Thomas J. The City & The Saloon: Denver, 1858-1916. Niwot: Univ. Press of Colorado, 1996 repint of 1982 Univ. of Nebraska Press hardback edition and  1984  Bison Book paperback with new (1996) Foreword on the neo-puritanical 1990s.


Noel, Thomas J. The Historical Atlas of Colorado. (with Prof. Dick Stevens & Paul Mahoney). Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1994, 2000 paperback revised edition. 160p. index, maps, bib.  $29.95


Leonard, Stephen J. & Thomas J. Noel. Denver: Mining Camp To Metropolis. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 1990; paperback 2nd ed., 1991. 544p. index. endnotes. photos. maps. appendices. 

  • Over two thirds of this tome focus on the 20th‑century city, including pathbreaking chapters on automobility, aviation, women, ethnic groups, use of leisure time, and Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder and Jefferson Counties. This one briefly hit the local best‑seller lists (peaking at #4) and was a slightly revised, corrected paperbaCk edition was published in September, 1991. This book was sent to the American Society of State & Local History which awarded Tom Noel one of the 21 AWARDS OF MERIT given nationally in 1991. 


Noel, Thomas J with Peg Ekstrad. The University Club of Denver: The First Hundred Years (Denver: University Club, 1991). 98 p., index, bib., illus.


Noel, Thomas J. Colorado Catholicism & The Archdiocese of Denver, 1857‑1989 (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1989), 468 pp., index, bib., illus., maps.


Noel, Thomas J.  & Barbara S. Norgren. Denver: The City Beautiful & Its Architects. Denver: Historic Denver, Inc., 1987, 1993 reprint, 248 pp., index, source notes, illustrated glossary of architectural terms, biographical sketches of architects, illus., maps, watercolor dust jacket by Barbara Froula, $21.95 hardback. 

  • This was an invited book, funded by a $50,000 grant from the Adolph Coors Foundation. Its sales peaked in the summer of 1987 at #4 on the local best‑seller list


Fay Metcalf, T. J. Noel & Duane A. Smith. Colorado: A History of the Highest State (Boulder: Pruett Pub. Co., 1984), 272 pp., index, bib., appendices, illus., maps & two companion volumes, a Teacher's Guide and an Activity Tablet. $12.95 hardback. An invited publication which went into its 4th printing in 1986 and a revised edition in 1989.


Noel, Thomas J. The Denver Athletic Club, 1884‑1984. (Denver: The Denver Athletic Club, 1983), 106 pp., index, illus., maps, $21 hardback. 


Noel, Thomas J. Denver's Larimer Street: Main Street, Skid Row & Urban Renaissance. Denver: Historic Denver, Inc., 1981; reprinted 1982, 208 pp., index, illus., maps, $24.95 hardback, $12.95 paper. 


Noel, Thomas Jacob. Denver: Rocky Mountain Gold. Tulsa, OK: Continental Heritage, Inc., 1980, reprinted 1981. 156p.index. bibliography. b & w and color photos and drawings. maps.  appendix sketches of leading Colorado businesses. $25. 9 3/4" x 12 1/4" hardback. 

  • This coffee table treasure sold 16,000 copies and won prizes from the Denver Partnership, the Univ. of Colorado and the Colorado Authors League.


Noel, Thomas J. Richthofen's Montclair, A Pioneer Denver Suburb: A Brief History, Illustrated Walking Tour & Research Guide to Denver House & Neighborhood History. (Denver: Graphic Impressions, Inc., 1976; reprinted by Pruett Press in Boulder, 1978), index, bib., illus., maps, $8.95 paper, $16.95 hardback.



BOOKLETS 


Noel, Thomas J. & G. Brown with George Krieger. Red Rocks From Dinosaurs to Rock ‘N Roll: The Official Souvenir Book. Denver: City & County of Denver, 2003. 27p., bibliography, color & black and white photos, 9” x 9” paperback.


Noel, Thomas J. Teatro: From Arapaho Tipis to A Grand Hotel. Denver: David Owen Tryba Architects, 1999. 42p. photos. drawings. bibliography. 6" x 6" paperback. 


Noel, Thomas J. University of Colorado 25th Anniversary History. Denver: University of Colorado at Denver, 1999. 12p. photos. drawings. 11" x 8 1/2" paperback.