Jim Turner Book Talk

Come learn about the Four Corners area from Historian Jim Turner at a book talk and signing. He will talk about his book Four Corners USA: Wonders of the American Southwest. 

April 5th
Time: 3:00pm
Location: RH Johnson Lecture Hall
This is a free event, open to all; no tickets required.



Four Corners USA: Wonders of the American Southwest

​Way out on the Colorado Plateau two lines cross at right angles forming the borders of four states. You can stand on this spot and be in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah all at the same time. This book covers the area roughly 150 miles around that point, a land of fantastic rock formations ancient dwellings and diverse cultures. Multiple national parks and monuments have been set aside to preserve the four corners wonders. Natures rainbow of colors paints these fast landscapes and barren badlands where sandstone rock sculptures grace majestic canyons. Join us in a tour of these remarkable places with 126 brilliant photographs to get the feel for this unforgettable land and its people. Photography by Larry Lindahl.


About the Author

Arizona Historical Society’s beloved historian, Jim Turner, has worked with more than seventy local history museums. He co-authored the 4th-grade textbook The Arizona Story, and his pictorial history, Arizona: Celebration of the Grand Canyon State, was a 2012 Southwest Books of the Year selection. Turner moved to Tucson in 1951, earned an MA in U.S. history in 1999, and has been teaching Arizona history for 47 years. His numerous books include: The Mighty Colorado from the Glaciers to the Gulf (2016), Four Corners USA: Wonders of the American Southwest (2018), and Arizona: A History of the Grand Canyon State (2021).

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