Bluecoat book launch

Platte Bridge Station, 1866, by William Henry Jackson

Bluecoat and Pioneer debuts in Berkeley on February 21, 5:30 to 7:00, at University Press Books on the edge of the UC campus, 2430 Bancroft Way. I’ll talk about the origin of the manuscript–“a genuine attic find,” one reviewer says–sketch the 150-year-old events my ancestor barely survived, and read some dramatic passages.  We’ll explore an unexpected link to Bay Area history, the Native American occupation of Alcatraz in 1969-71. The usual refreshments. More about the book at University of Oklahoma Press.