Archive for November, 2011

28th November
2011
written by Richard

They called them the “White Flyers of the Pacific.” The sister ships Yale and Harvard were the fastest steamships on the California coast. Between 1911 and 1936—with a few years lost to World War I–the way to travel in style from San Diego to Los Angeles to San Francisco was by coastal steamship on the white liners.

The story of San Diego’s Harvard and Yale.

SS Yale

21st November
2011
written by Richard

Here’s something for your calendar. On Dec. 7 I”ll be giving a book talk and signing for The Way We Were in San Diego. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library in the third floor floor auditorium.  Since the library is the host, I’ll pay special attention that night to the history of our library and show a lot of historic photographs of the Carnegie and the current Central Library.

Here’s the announcement from the library: 111115_Press_Release_Rick Crawford

San Diego's Carnegie Library

 

18th November
2011
written by Richard

Here’s an interview I did with The History Press as my book was coming out. Some of the questions are fun.  http://historypresswest.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/interview-with-richard-w-crawford-author-of-the-way-we-were-in-san-diego-history-press-october-2011/

1st November
2011
written by Richard

The book is available now. $16.99

and in the stores. Well, bookstores, if you can find one. The Upstart Crow in Seaport Village stocks the book.  So does the SOHO stores in the Whaley House and Marston House. And, of course, there’s Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/1609494415 (Log on and give it a thumbs up!)

I’ll be doing a few author talk/signings in the next couple months. On Nov. 10 I’ll be at the Upstart Crow bookstore: Author Event   On Nov. 17 I’ll be at Save Our Heritage Organisation in the Adobe Chapel on Conde Street in Old Town: http://sohosandiego.org/main/event_waywewere.htm  And on Dec. 7 I’ll do an evening book lecture at the Central Library. 

You can also order the book directly from me. Just send me a note at: r-crawford@cox.net and I’ll get a signed copy off to you!