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Western Washington Reflections: Call For Submissions

March 9, 2012


Photograph courtesy of Aubrie Koenig

In 2011, The History Press published two collections edited by Colleen Lutz Clemens and Rebecca Helm Beardsall. The two books, Western Pennsylvania Reflections: Stories from the Alleghenies to Lake Erie and Philadelphia Reflections: Stories from the Delaware to the Schuylkill, brought together personal narratives with a focus on place. We’re teaming up again for a similar project […]

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Interview with Karla Stover, Author of Hidden History of Tacoma

March 1, 2012


Courtesy of the Author

In the following interview with History Press West, author and local guide Karla Stover speaks about her new book, Hidden History of Tacoma: Little-Known Tales from the City of Destiny, and her interest in local history. AK: What is one of your favorite stories in the Hidden History of Tacoma collection? KS: Considering Washington’s reputation […]

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Interview with Richard W. Crawford, Author of The Way We Were in San Diego

October 19, 2011


AK: What was the strangest or quirkiest story you uncovered while researching your “The Way We Were” column for the San Diego Union-Tribune? RC: The story of celebrity evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson’s mysterious disappearance in May 1926 has a strange San Diego connection. McPherson reappeared a few weeks later and claimed she had been kidnapped. […]

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Forthcoming 2012 Books from the History Press Frontier

October 14, 2011


In spring of 2012, the History Press looks forward to more new titles here in the West, including Wicked Jurupa Valley, Hidden History of Tacoma, Forgotten Tales of New Mexico, The 1975 Portland Timbers, and High School Football in Long Beach. Also on the horizon are new titles in Sacramento, Napa Valley, and Huntington Beach. […]

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Interview with Juanita Lovret, Author of Tustin As It Once Was

October 7, 2011


AK: How did you get started writing your “Remember When” column for the Tustin News? What was the first story you told? JL: Jill Leach, editor of the Tustin News, called me in late spring, 1997, and asked me to write a column on growing up and living in Tustin all my life.  I declined […]

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