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Rick Wartzman discusses "Obscene in the Extreme"
Date Tuesday September 23
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Booksmith
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Authorthomas gladysz
Emailread [at] booksmith.com
Phone415-863-8688
Address1644 Haight Street
RICK WARTZMAN
reading & booksigning for "Obscene in the Extreme"
Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 pm

Few books have caused as big a stir as John Steinbeck’s classic 1939 novel, "The Grapes of Wrath." Just a month after publication, it was the nation’s number one bestseller; but in Kern County, California - the Joads’ newfound home - the book was burned publicly and banned from library shelves. "Obscene in the Extreme," by California journalist and historian Rick Wartzman, tells the remarkable story behind this fit of censorship.

Rick Wartzman is director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University and an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation. He spent two decades as a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. He is co-author, with Mark Arax, of the award-winning bestseller "The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire."

This Booksmith sponsored event will take place at The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco). For further information, call 415-863-8688 or visit http://www.booksmith.com If you can't attend this event and would like to order a signed copy of the author's new book, please email or phone our store.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Aug 26th, 2008 6:25 PM
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