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 http://www.peterrichardson.blogspot.com.