Stuart Rosebrook, Ph.D is a son of the American West. He grew up in Los Angeles, California, but spent most of the summers of his youth at the Orme’s Quarter Circle V-Bar Ranch Camp in northern Arizona. Those years on the wide open vistas of Orme’s 20,000 acre spread formed Stuart Rosebrook’s writing style, and interest in western history.
Today, Rosebrook is an acclaimed editor, writer, and historian relating to media and the American West. He is currently the Senior Editor at True West magazine. He blogs for True West once a week on Western books, film, television, history and culture. He has been a featured writer for Arizona Highways magazine, Ranch and Reata magazine, American Cowboy, and was a commentator for the John Wayne 100th Birthday DVD Edition of “True Grit.” He is the former editor of the William & Mary Alumni Magazine and The Orme School Bulletin. He has just published At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years, for Alliance Bank of Arizona, a collaborative effort with Curator Marilyn Szabo, and Alliance Bank’s CEO Jim Lundy.
He resides in Iowa City, Iowa, with his wife, Julie, and two children Jeb, and Kristina. His son Jeb is a freshman at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Julie is a Ph.D. psychologist with the V.A. in Coralville, Iowa. He has a B.A. in history from Wake Forest University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in U.S. history from Arizona State University.