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BOOK TOUR: Peter Richardson Speaks at the CSA Dinner Series, and Across California on Ramparts Magazine

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Please come help us celebrate the release of California studies scholar and CSA chair, Peter Richardson. You can read more about his work at his blog here. Please also find information on Richardson’s book tour below and at his blog.

Peter Richardson, Author

Mr. Richardson will speak on his new book on Ramparts Magazine and the culture and politics of the 60s

7 :00 p.m. – 10 :00 p.m.

Director’s Room, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing St.(just above Telegraph Ave).

The dinner is buffet style. Dinners are free, but we ask for a small donation for those partaking of wine and beverages.

PLEASE RSVP by Friday, September 11, 2009 to Delores Dillard, Department of Geography, 507 McCone Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA  94720-4740

phone (510)  642-3903 or FAX (510) 642-3370, or e-mail:

The Seminar is a project of the California Studies Center  at UC Berkeley (part of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment) and is supported by the California Studies Association, Department of Geography and Townsend Center for the Humanities.

To see the full  schedule go to:

The Ramparts book campaign is getting traction. I just heard Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone field a question from “CounterSpin” host Peter Hart, who referred to the history of Ramparts he was reading. Call me a reckless speculator, but I think that book might be A Bomb in Every Issue.

Related articles and coverage are starting to appear, too. A long excerpt appeared in California History, the sharp-looking journal of the California Historical Society. Truthdig posted a piece adapted from Chapter 5. Hunter S. Thompson Books also posted a short piece on HST’s links to Ramparts and a Q&A with me. And the stylish California magazine will run a essay on Ramparts and Berkeley in the September issue.

We’re expecting reviews and coverage in Slate, In These Times, Beyond Chron, and FrontPage. I’ve also been contacted by Andy Ross and Frances Dinkelspiel, who blog about books and publishing.

We’re booking radio and such now. In addition to the programs below, look for interviews with Gustavo Arellano (KPFK), Norm Stockwell (WORT in Madison), and Bob McChesney (WILL AM 580 in Illinois). It looks like there will also be an event at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in late October.

So here’s what’s confirmed on the calendar so far.

Bay Area:

Sept. 16, California Studies Dinner Seminar, Berkeley

Sept. 21, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center with Steve Keating, First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto, noon and 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 23, City Lights book party with Warren Hinckle, Larry Bensky, and Reese Erlich, Vesuvio Cafe, San Francisco, 7 p.m.

Sept. 24, Berkeley Arts & Letters with Robert Scheer, introduction by Susan Griffin, First Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 25, Book Passage with Norman Solomon and Reese Erlich, Corte Madera, 7 p.m.

Sept. 29, Capitola Book Cafe, 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles:

Oct. 5, Book Soup, Sunset Strip

Oct. 6, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, Huntington Library, San Marino.

Oct. 6, USC with Robert Scheer’s class

Oct. 7, USC with Robert Scheer’s class

Oct. 9, Village Books with Derek Shearer, Pacific Palisades, 7:30 p.m.

Media appearances:

July 29, “Politics with Norman Solomon,” KWMR 90.5 FM

Aug. 19, “This Is America” with Jon Elliott, San Diego 1700 AM, 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 23, “Sunday Sedition,” KPFA, 94.1, 9-11 a.m.

Sept. 15, “America Offline,” KWMR, 90.5 FM, 5:30-6:30.

Sept. 15, “The Pat Thurston Program” with John Rothmann, KGO AM 810, 11 p.m.

Oct. 7, “On the Radio” with Jon Wiener, KPFK, 90.7, 4-5 p.m.


One thought on “BOOK TOUR: Peter Richardson Speaks at the CSA Dinner Series, and Across California on Ramparts Magazine

  1. You neglected to include the date of the Cal Studies dinner in the initial announcement. It’s Wed., Sept. 16.

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