Sometimes the stories we think we know, the stories where we don't want to hear another word, turn out to be the most involving of all, the ones we in fact know the least about. So it is with "Last Days in Vietnam."
San Diego de Alcala, San Diego
Margaret Zerwekh can't remember when she started her crusade, but it was some time in the 1980s.
Walt Brown (Lincoln) grew up a fan of the semi-pro Lincoln Potters, listened to Sacramento Solons play-by-play man Tony Koester and called Tony Freitas his favorite player. As a high school senior in 1953, his goal was to become the voice of the Solons.
"The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Edward E. Baptist; Basic (528 pages, $35)
Behind the walls at San Quentin State Prison is a museum that details the storied history — including the executions — of the facility.
Remains determined to be those of a prehistoric Native American, according to the Yolo County Coroner.
Andrew C. Isenberg, a Temple University professor and the author of “Mining California: An Ecological History,” will delve into the history of logging, ranching, farming and mining in the Golden State as part of the Center for Sacramento History’s speakers series.