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Berkeley history talk April 10 at EC library

Berkeley History - Author slide talk
Richard Schwartz, author of “Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley” will give a slide talk featuring highlights of Berkeley’s history from 1850 to 1925. Schwartz brings to life Berkeley's defining men and women from the past - squatters and speculators, missionaries and mystics, vendors, inventors and industrialists. The result is not only an authoritative history but also a delightful storyteller's anthology, full of humor, drama, sadness and hard-earned wisdom.

Richard Schwartz is a California historian and author of other regional history books. He lives in Berkeley where he also works as a building contractor. “Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley” was a San Francisco Chronicle critics’ choice for the 2007 holiday season.

Thursday, April 10th at 7 pm. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Avenue, El Cerrito 94530, (510) 526-7512.

Run dates: 2008-03-23 - 2008-04-10

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