The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty Paperback Release Party & Illustrated Talk

Thursday Sep 05 2019   6:30 PM
Builders Booksource  1817 4th St, Berkeley, CA  map

This will be the official release party for the paperback version of The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty by Richard Schwartz. Refreshments will be served and a social half-hour will occur 6:30–7:00 p.m. and Richard will present an illustrated talk, “How an 1880s Immigrant Actor Changed America’s Views of Immigrants through his Play Sam’l of Posen” at 7:00. Richard will sign books after the talk.

Richard SchwartzRichard Schwartz is a historian and the author of Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley; Earthquake Exodus, 1906; Berkeley 1900; and The Circle of Stones. An outdoor enthusiast and animal lover, he worked on a Pennsylvania Dutch farm before heading west to find higher mountains. He now lives in Berkeley, California, where he works as a building contractor and documents early Native American sites in the Bay Area. Visit his website at