Participating Authors 2019

Note that not all authors listed below will be present throughout the History Days weekend, but their books will be available for sale in the CHS bookstore. Click on the author’s name to learn more about their work.

To see participating exhibitors, click here.

Author Room and Bookstore
(13—Coiner’s Office/Press Room)

Saturday, March 2

11 A.M.-1 P.M.

Meet the Authors

Robert Aquinas McNallyThe Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age. Speaking at 11:30 A.M.

Gary NoyGold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck

Betty VeronicoLighthouses of the Bay Area

Nicholas A. VeronicoDepression-Era Sculpture of the Bay Area and Depression-Era Murals of the Bay Area. Speaking at noon.

1-3 P.M.

Lee BrunoPanorama: Tales of San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and Misfits, Merchants & Mayhem: Tales from San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront, 1849–1934. Speaking at 12:30 P.M.

Gerry CourtneyLove Letters to trump. Speaking at 2:30 P.M.

Rubén G. MendozaThe California Missions

Christie NelsonBeautiful Illusion: Treasure Island 1939. Speaking at 1:30 P.M.

Laura Alice WattThe Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore. Speaking at 3:30 P.M.

3-5 P.M.

Jan Batiste AdkinsAfrican Americans of San Francisco, African Americans of Monterey County, and African Americans of San Jose and Santa Clara County. Speaking at 4 P.M.

Stephen G. BloomThe Audacity of Inez Burns: Dreams, Desire, Treachery, and Ruin in the City of Gold. Speaking at 2:30 P.M. in Theater 2.

Richard Di GiacomoHistorical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area and Ohlone Teacher’s Resource

Meredith OdaThe Gateway to the Pacific: Japanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco. Speaking at 3 P.M.

Sunday, March 3

Meet the Authors

11 A.M.-1 P.M.

Laura Smith BorrmanIconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks, and Desserts. Speaking at 11 A.M.

Peter Field — author of The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time. Speaking at 2:30 P.M. in Theater One (Room 16–Gold Ballroom).

Anne Evers HitzSan Francisco’s Ferry Building and Emporium Department Store. Speaking at 11:30 A.M.

Dennis EvanoskySan Francisco Then and Now. Speaking at noon.

Amelia Sue MarshallEast Bay Hills: A Brief History

Denise SullivanYour Golden Sun Still Shines: San Francisco Personal Histories and Small Fictions. Speaking at 12:30 P.M.

1-3 P.M.

Gregory CrouchThe Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West. Speaking at 3 P.M.

Dr. Amy DeFalco LippertConsuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco. Speaking at 2:30 P.M.

Monika TrobitsBay Area Coffee: A Stimulating History and Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco: A Western Theatre for Northern & Southern Politics. Speaking at 1:30 P.M.

Richard A. WalkerPictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area. Speaking at 3:30 P.M.

Full list of authors

Jan Batiste Adkins — author of African Americans of San Francisco, African Americans of Monterey County, and African Americans of San Jose and Santa Clara County. 

Stephen G. Bloom — author of The Audacity of Inez Burns: Dreams, Desire, Treachery, and Ruin in the City of Gold

Laura Smith Borrman — author of Iconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks, and Desserts

Lee Bruno — author of Panorama: Tales of San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and Misfits, Merchants & Mayhem: Tales from San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront, 1849–1934.

Mary Burk and Adah Bakalinsky, authors of Stairway Walks in San Francisco: The Joy of Urban Exploring

Peter Cole — author of Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area

Gerry Courtney — author and photographer of Love Letters to trump

Don Cox (deceased) and Kimberly Cox Marshall — author of Just Another Nigger: My Life in the Black Panther Party

Gregory Crouch — author of The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West

Dr. Amy DeFalco Lippert — author of Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Richard Di Giacomo — author of Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area and Ohlone Teacher’s Resource

Dennis Evanosky — author of San Francisco Then and Now

Peter Field — author of The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time

Anne Evers Hitz — author of San Francisco’s Ferry Building and Emporium Department Store

Amelia Sue Marshall — author of East Bay Hills: A Brief History

Robert Aquinas McNally, author of The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age

Rubén G. Mendoza — author of The California Missions

Christie Nelson — author of Beautiful Illusion: Treasure Island 1939

Gary Noy — author of Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck

Meredith Oda — author of The Gateway to the Pacific: Japanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco

Denise Sullivan — author of Your Golden Sun Still Shines: San Francisco Personal Histories and Small Fictions

Monika Trobits — author of Bay Area Coffee: A Stimulating History and Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco: A Western Theatre for Northern & Southern Politics

Betty Veronico — author of Lighthouses of the Bay Area

Nicholas A. Veronico — author of Depression-Era Sculpture of the Bay Area and Depression-Era Murals of the Bay Area

Richard A. Walker — author of Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area 

Laura Alice Watt — author of The Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore