He founded Stanford University but he and his partners used the railroad monopoly they built as their private property, amassing huge fortunes.
The new children’s picture book is written by USC professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen and his son Ellison Nguyen, and illustrated by Berkeley cartoonist Thi Bui and her son, Hien Bui-Stafford.
The result is Katherine Ellison’s ninth book, ‘Mothers and Murderers: A True Story of Love, Lies, Obsession…and Second Chances.’
Escape the cumulative exhaustion of national and global politics and indulge in some good reads. What books did you enjoy this year?
Andrew Farago wrote a 400-page, lavishly illustrated book that looks at all of Batman’s various incarnations in the last 80 years.
The Reimagine End of Life Festival, which runs through Nov. 3, confronts the taboo of death. It creates community through plays, talks, books and other art forms.
Jean Durham was cleaning out her study recently when she came across a copy of Sir Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake. Her mother had checked out the book in 1945 and was supposed to return it. It never happened.
There will be panels and talks on how black women can heal through writing, fighting the ‘Muslim Ban,’ literary citizenship, the broken mental health system and mystical experiences.
In his new book, ‘Free Speech for Some,’ Berkeley lawyer and educator William Turner argues that the Roberts Court is one of the most business-friendly courts ever.
‘Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant’ is a memoir of living under deep cover for the CIA.
The award, to be given at the Northern California Book Awards, celebrates a six-decade career that includes writing and teaching works of feminist theory, personal memoir and elegy.
The protagonist of the Berkeley author’s novel owns a book store on Telegraph Avenue, has a distaste for violent men, and bears more than a passing resemblance to “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”s Lisbeth Salander.