An Everyday History of Somewhere: Being the True Story of Indians, Deer, Homesteaders, Potatoes, Loggers, Trees, Fishersmen, Salmon & Other Living Things in Backwoods of Northern Calif

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Bored Feet Publications, Jun 1, 2007 - History - 192 pages
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Bored Feet now publishes this classic award-winning people's history of California's North Coast, an evocative blend of oral history and narrative. These stories resonate with truth. As the book's subtitle says, "Being the True Story of Indians, Deer, Homesteaders, Potatoes, Loggers, Trees, Fishersmen, Salmon & Other Living Things in the Backwoods of Northern California" Ray Raphael wrote a new preface for this 33rd anniversary edition of his first book, updating readers on some of the changes in the past one-third century.

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User Review  - jarvenpa - LibraryThing

Everyone in my watershed has, somewhere, a old copy of Ray's book. We all sent copies to our parents back in the day, trying to help them understand why we were mouldering in the country counting ... Read full review

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User Review  - A-ron - Goodreads

A people's history of North California's coast. A wonderful approach. The writer interviewed innumerable old timers to round out his history which he calls "an Everyday History". It is a testament to the importance of place, and the depth that someone can find by digging into their roots. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Ray Raphael has written twevle other books including Founding Myths: Stories that Hide our Historic Past (2004) for which Ray was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in History. His Everyday History of Somewhere won the Commonwealth Club Award for the best book of the year about California. Raphael has taught American history, California history, Native American studies, and other subjects at College of the Redwoods and Humboldt County high schools.

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