Tag Archives: book review

Portland’s Lost Waterfront Reviewed by Willamette Week

February 10, 2013


U.S.S. Oregon, with the 6-pounder gun and crewmen. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection, LC-D4-20838.

“Barney Blalock, Portland’s Lost Waterfront: What do you do with a drunken sailor?” Of course you’ve heard the stories of victims disappearing in the night: drunken and drugged tourists shipped through Portland’s vast network of turn-of-the-century Shanghai tunnels and sent as sailor slaves on boats to China, never to be seen again. Families wept; children […]

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Portland in the 1960s Signing Event & Book Review

October 24, 2012


Jim Gilbert (left) doles out free soup in Lair Hill Park. Courtesy Emery Ingham

Tonight Wednesday, October 24th at 7:00PM at Powell’s Books Cedar Hills Crossing, join History Press author Polina Olsen for a special signing of Portland in the 1960s: Stories from the Counterculture. When did the Sixties begin in Portland? Was it when Karl Leopold Metzenberg opened the Caffe Espresso, the city’s first Italian coffeehouse, in 1958? […]

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Bill Gladstone Reviews Stories from Jewish Portland

April 30, 2012


AZA in front of old JCC courtesy Larry Mudrick

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of strolling through South Portland with author Polina Olsen. She pointed out the remaining landmarks from Portland’s once-upon-a-time immigrant neighborhood and shared some of the stories that she’s collected from residents. Thanks to her descriptions, I was able to imagine the kosher deli on the corner and the […]

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The Clara Nevada is reviewed by The Anchorage Press

July 19, 2011


CLARA NEVADA with two support boats, probably in Skagway. [Alaska State Library PCA-87.]

Steven C. Levi is a prolific author who has written in genres ranging from poetry to nonfiction. His recent History Press book, The Clara Nevada: Gold, Greed, Murder and Alaska’s Inside Passage, is the true story of a Gold Rush era steamer that sank under mysterious circumstances in 1898… The ship was carrying 15 tons […]

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