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Ramparts Piece in California History

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I should be receiving page proofs soon for a piece that will run in California History. I was delighted to hear from editor Janet Fireman, who suggested I submit something from the Ramparts book, which is now in production. The essay is adapted from Chapter 3, “The Perilous Fight,” which covers the 1964-67 period. That’s when art director Dugald Stermer and Robert Scheer, who would eventually become editor-in-chief, signed on to the magazine.

Another boon: Shelly Kale, managing editor of California History, decided to feature the cover art from the July 1966 issue of Ramparts. It’s Edward Sorel’s “The Aviary [Hawkus Caucus Americanus],” which is really something. It looks like that will run on the cover of California History, too.  To see it, go to


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