Robert Aquinas McNally is the author of The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age (Bison Books, 2017), which won a 2018 Commonwealth Club of California’s gold medal for the year’s best book on … Continue reading California Governor Opens the Door on Native Genocide in the State’s Closet and Apologizes
Robert Aquinas McNally is a freelance writer and editor based in Concord, California. He is the author or coauthor of nine nonfiction books, including So Remorseless a Havoc: Of Dolphins, Whales, and Men. His book The Modoc War: A Story of … Continue reading On the Modoc War, a Small Step in the Right Direction
The following is an excerpt from The Alphabet Bomber: A Lone Wolf Terrorist Ahead of His Time (Potomac Books, 2019) by Jeffrey Simon. On the evening of August 8, 1974, Americans gathered around their television sets to witness an event … Continue reading Excerpt: The Alphabet Bomber
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to The Black Bruins by James W. Johnson (Nebraska, 2018). About the Book: The Black Bruins chronicles the inspirational lives of … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Black Bruins!
Jackson Adams is a publicist at UNP who wants you to subscribe to your local newspaper. I spent a significant percentage of the first six years of my professional life in courtrooms. I worked as a crime reporter, which meant … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: Covering Court and Justice in Plain Sight
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to The Modoc War by Robert Aquinas McNally (Bison Books, 2017). About the Book: On a cold, rainy dawn in … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Modoc War
The Commonwealth Club announces the winners of the 87th annual California Book Awards! Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored the exceptional literary merit of California writers and publishers. Each year a select jury considers hundreds of books from … Continue reading Congratulations to Robert A. McNally!
The following is an excerpt from Phoebe Apperson Hearst: A Life of Power and Politics (Bison Books, May 2018) by Alexandra M. Nickliss. From the Introduction: Hearst’s story demonstrates the real and intricate interrelationship between power and politics in the lives of both … Continue reading Excerpt from Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. OAH’s annual conference this year is in Sacramento, California, on April 12-14. Editor-in-Chief Alisa Plant will be there representing … Continue reading OAH preview
The following is from James W. Johnson, author of The Black Bruins: The Remarkable Lives of UCLA’S Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett (February 2018). Johnson is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Great … Continue reading From the Desk of James Johnson: Great Reads Begin with Great Research