Books on San Diego History

26th March
2014
written by Richard
Available at Amazon.com.

Available at Amazon.com.

 

I’ve just created a new Facebook page for San Diego Yesterday–the book, that is. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoYesterday

3rd January
2014
written by Richard

Next Friday I’ll be at the Coronado Historical Society for an illustrated talk on San Diego history. That’s Friday, Jan. 10, 5:30 pm in the Lecture Hall of CHS, 1100 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118. Here’s some more details from the CHA website.

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29th November
2013
written by Richard

For all you fans of America’s sometimes finest city here’s a couple good reads on our fascinating history. The books are available at Amazon and in bookstores (Costco, Barnes and Noble. . .)

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Now available in bookstores and Amazon.com.

4th September
2013
written by Richard

Mark you calendars for Wednesday night, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m.  I’ll be at the Clairemont Library for a talk and discussion about San Diego Yesterday. Lots of great stories and historical photographs to share. The library is at 2920 Burgener Blvd., San Diego.

Now available in bookstores and Amazon.com.

Now available in bookstores and Amazon.com.

20th August
2013
written by Richard

EarpThe story of Wyatt Earp continues to fascinate.  The best book I’ve seen on Earp’s years in our city is Garner Palenske’s Wyatt Earp in San Diego.  On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, Garner will be discussing his book at the William Heath Davis House in the heart of the Gaslamp.  Here’s some details:

THE DATE IS SET- SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM. FREE
LECTURE/BOOK SIGNING “WYATT EARP IN SAN DIEGO”, GASLAMP QUARTER
HISTORICAL MUSEUM, AT THE WILLIAM HEATH DAVIS HOUSE, 410 ISLAND AVE.
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101.

THE EVENT WILL INCLUDE:

• DETAILS ABOUT WYATT’S TIME IN SAN DIEGO
• NEW RESEARCH YET TO BE PUBLISHED
• WYATT’S LOST MINING CLAIMS AT HARQUA HALA, AZ.

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3rd June
2013
written by Richard

Save the date.  On Sunday, June 16 I’ll be at the Santa Ysabel Store to talk and show San Diego Yesterday.944472_608142449204319_1044540653_n

 

28th May
2013
written by Richard
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Available at Amazon and San Diego bookstores.

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 port to a vital military center was marked by growing pains and political clashes. Civic highs and criminal lows have defined San Diego’s rise through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into a preeminent Sun Belt city. Historian Richard W. Crawford recalls the significant events and one-of-a-kind characters like benefactor Frank “Booze” Beyer, baseball hero Albert Spalding and novelist Scott O’Dell. Join Crawford for a collection that recounts how San Diego yesterday laid the foundation for the city’s bright future.

The book is  available at Amazon and in bookstores starting today.

 

24th April
2013
written by Richard

Releasing on May 28: San Diego Yesterday, a compilation of 38 pieces I once wrote for the Union-Trib.  Here’s a sneak peek at the cover, and a description from the publisher: http://historypresswest.org/2013/05/02/new-from-american-chronicles-san-diego-yesterday/

The book is now available for pre-order at Amazon.

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21st December
2012
written by Richard

Come July or thereabouts, I should have a new San Diego history title on the book shelves. Tentatively titled, San Diego Yesterday (same as the blog name) this will be another collection of articles from the Union-Tribune column I wrote from 2008 to 2011.  The History Press from Charleston, South Carolina is the publisher.  There are 38 chapters; here’s a brief sampling of the contents:

On the Border

San Diego Union, Aug. 22, 1960

San Diego Union, Aug. 22, 1960

The Hole in the Fence

Frank “Booze Beyer” and Tijuana

The Heist on the Dike

The Revolutionaries

Disorderly Conduct

A Ruined Woman

Death of the Butterfly Dancer

The Royal Coach Affair

The Bribe

Dragsters on the Boulevard

Fear and Intolerance

The Student Strike

The Young Communists

The Silver Shirts

A Textbook Controversy

The Last Temptation of the Book Censors

6th December
2012
written by Richard

Amazon is waiting!

Admit it.  You all hated history in high school but now you know better.  History really can be fun.  Or, you still hate history but you gotta find an inexpensive book for gift giving.  That’ll work too.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1609494415

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