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Introducing Napa Valley Chronicles

July 30, 2013

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George L. Throne pear spraying crew 1911. Courtesy of Diane Dillon.

This September, History Press West looks forward to a new American Chronicles title from author Lauren Coodley: In 1905, Napa’s mayor, J.A. Fuller, announced, “Napa for half a century has been slumbering in a Rip Van Winkle sleep but she has awakened at last.” Back then, fifteen cents bought coffee and a donut at the […]

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San Diego Yesterday Author Event

June 12, 2013

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San Diego Postcard. Courtesy Special Collections, San Diego Public Library.

Bring your San Diego history questions and join author and archivist Rick Crawford Sunday June 16 at the Santa Ysabel Store & Backcountry Visitor Center for a special author talk.   The Way We Were in San Diego and San Diego Yesterday by Richard W. Crawford are available from the History Press and San Diego […]

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New from American Chronicles: Eagle County Characters

June 6, 2013

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Eagle County Characters by Kathy Heicher

Meet Eagle County’s most memorable inhabitants… The History Press is pleased to introduce Eagle County Characters: Historic Tales of a Colorado Mountain Valley, a new American Chronicles title from award-winning journalist and Eagle County Historical Society president Kathy Heicher. Join Kathy June 20, 2013, at 6pm at Bookworm of Edwards for a special author discussion […]

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New from American Chronicles: San Diego Yesterday

May 2, 2013

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San Diego postcard.

San Diego’s transformation from frontier outpost to vital port was a checkered one. This spring, the History Press welcomes back author Rick Crawford for another round of San Diego history… San Diego today is a vibrant and bustling coastal city, but it wasn’t always so. The city’s transformation from a rough-hewn border town and frontier […]

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Announcing Sacramento Chronicles

December 27, 2012

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Old Sacramento. Copyright Cheryl Stapp

The History Press is delighted to announce a new book from historian Cheryl Anne Stapp, author of Disaster & Triumph: Sacramento Women, Gold Rush Through The Civil War. Look for Sacramento Chronicles: A Golden Past in stores this February 2013. Sacramento boomed when forty-niners flocked to California, but the road from riverfront trading post to […]

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