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Great show in Davis, Calif. with Vladimir Dupre

March 22 was a special day at the Friends Meeting House in Davis, Calif. I did my slideshow presentation for yet another packed house and sold out of books again, then we did the Q&A session with Vlad Dupre, 93 … Continue reading

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Here on the Edge is finalist for Book of the Year Award

Even though the book came out at the end of 2013, Here on the Edge is listed as a finalist in the History category for the Book of the Year Award (BOTYA) by ForeWord Reviews, the national review source for librarians and … Continue reading

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Library Journal review puts conscientious objectors adjacent to Robert M. Gates

Library Journal: Review, 2/14/14 The primary source of library reviews places Here on the Edge directly beneath Robert M. Gates’s “Memoirs of a Secretary at War.” The editors must have had a field day!

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Video of History Pub at McMenamins

Had a fantastic gig at the McMenamins Kennedy School History Pub on Jan. 27. Full house, lots of great questions during the Q&A, and once again sold out of books! Also, McMenamins videotaped the entire talk, from Eliza’s great intro … Continue reading

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Ginsberg’s Howl and World War II on the Oregon Coast? Come to the Jan. 27 History Pub at McMenamins

What do Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and a World War II conscientious objectors camp on the Oregon Coast have in common? Come find out at the first 2014 History Pub at McMenamins Kennedy School, January 27, at 7:00 p.m.

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Edge on recommended reading list at OHS

Here on the Edge is highlighted on the Oregon Historical Society’s suggested reading list for January. You can order a copy through their Museum Store. I’ll also be signing copies at the History Pub at McMenamins Kennedy School on Jan. 27. … Continue reading

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Signed books available for last-minute Christmas presents!

If you’re looking for last-minute gifts, I just signed a few books at Tsunami Books and also at the Lane County Historical Museum in Eugene. For you Portland shoppers, there are a few copies at Powell’s. Head on down to your … Continue reading

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Two essential Oregon books…

I’ll be up in Portland at the Oregon Humanities Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 4:00–7:00 p.m., signing books and exchanging stories. They asked me about a book that changed my view of Oregon. Two titles immediately came to mind. … Continue reading

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Holiday season coming… Signed books will be available!

I’ll be at some holiday parties and fairs in Eugene and Portland, signing books, answering questions, and maybe picking up a few stories myself along the way. You’ll even be able to purchase copies of my Opal Whiteley monograph, published … Continue reading

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Eugene launch Wednesday, Nov. 6 at UO Knight Library

Join us for the Eugene launch of Here on the Edge, featuring a slideshow and a special one night-only exhibit of rare items from the library Special Collections. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m. Go to the Events page for … Continue reading

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What Is It Good For? …War and how to avoid it

I’d already written a handful of short pieces on the book for mainstream media outlets. But Eugene Weekly is an alternative newspaper (and a damn fine one). They wanted something that the mainstream press hadn’t printed, so I sat down … Continue reading

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Edge interview on KBOO radio, Portland, Oregon

Was up in Portland yesterday for a talk at Powell’s Books. Fine audience, great questions, a good launch. Had a nice interview on KBOO radio’s “Between the Covers” program. By the way, KBOO is a true heir to Berkeley’s KPFA, … Continue reading

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