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Book party at Vesuvio for A Bomb in Every Issue; Sept. 23

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City Lights bookstore and Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus @ Jack Kerouac Alley , San Fransciso, will present a book party open to the public celebrating Peter Richardson’s new book, A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America, on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 7:00 p.m.

Author Peter Richardson will be joined by Ramparts Magazine Alumni.

From the City Lights listing:

A Bomb in Every Issue tells the largely untold story of the wild ride of this hugely influential magazine that achieved countless firsts: it published the first conspiracy theory about JFK’s assassination, it was the first to reveal that the CIA had backed the National Student Association during the Cold War, and its article about the use of napalm on Vietnamese children (another first) caused Martin Luther King Jr. to speak out against the war for the first time. For more info, click here.

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