Books on San Diego History

16th June
2016
written by Richard

On July 22, I’ll be at the San Carlos branch of the San Diego Public Library. Here’s some info from the San Carlos Friends of the Library:

Friday, July 22, 2:00-3:00 pm: Richard Crawford will speak on “San Diego Yesterday.” July, 2016, San-Diego-YesterdayRick is the Manager of Special Collections at the San Diego Public Library. He is the former Archives Director at the San Diego Historical Society, where he also edited the Journal of San Diego History for nine years. He has degrees in history (San Diego State University) and library science (San Jose State University). As a historian and archivist, he has written extensively on local history, including the books Stranger Than Fiction: Vignettes of San Diego History, The Way We Were in San Diego, and most recently San Diego Yesterday.

San Carlos Library
7265 Jackson Dr.
San Diego CA 92119

(619) 527-3430

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8th June
2016
written by Richard

Need a quick idea for Dad? Here’s an easy suggestion for any history-loving San Diegan.  The books are available at Amazon and in local bookstores. Each book has 38 stories originally published in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Topics include San Diego people, military, schools, water, sports, crime, scandal, and more–all illustrated with historic photographs.

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Now available in bookstores and Amazon.com.

26th May
2016
written by Richard

Saturday morning, June 4, I’ll be at the Costco in Poway from 11:00 to 1:00 to sign copies of San Diego Yesterday. Come see the book. A great gift for Father’s Day!

  • 12155 Tech Center Dr, Poway, CA 92064
  • (858) 848-2450
  • costco.com
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Also available at Amazon.com

Awarded “Best Published Local Interest” for 2013 by the San Diego Book Awards Association.

“Crawford masterfully sheds light on San Diego’s past in concise, digestible, yet information-laden narratives.” –Matthew Schiff, Journal of San Diego History

5th March
2016
written by Richard

Please join us for a discussion with local author and historian, Rick Crawford, as he presents stories from his 2013 book, San Diego Yesterday.san-diego-yesterday-cover1-199x300

Extra copies of the book are available to borrow from the Skyline Hills library, or libraries through the area. Please join us for an inside peek into San Diego’s colorful history!

Wed, Mar 9, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Skyline Hills Library
480 S. Meadowbrook Dr.
San Diego CA 92114

(619) 527-3485

 

1st December
2014
written by Richard

Just a reminder, folks.  This Wednesday, December 3, I’ll be at the North Park branch of the Public Library to share some local history stories and photos from San Diego Yesterday. 6:30 p.m. at 3795 31st St.  See you there!

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18th November
2014
written by Richard

Save the date. On December 3, I’ll be at the North Park branch of the Public Library to share some great stories and photos from San Diego Yesterday. That’s 6:30 p.m. at 3795 31st St.
San Diego (619) 533-3972.

Available at Amazon.com.

Available at Amazon.com.

 

22nd June
2014
written by Richard

Many thanks to the San Diego Book Awards Association, which held their 20th annual awards ceremony last night and gave San Diego Yesterday the prize for Local Interest.  My gratitude to the judges and this fine organization!

Best Published Local Interest
Richard W. Crawford
San Diego Yesterday

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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. . .)

441.4 San Diego AC

Now available in bookstores and Amazon.com.

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