August 5, 2019 is the 200th birthday of founding father John Bidwell. In honor of this event Nancy’s Bookshelf is rebroadcasting an interview with history professor Michael Magliari, coauthor of John Bidwell and California: the Life and Writing of a Pioneer, 1841-1900. In this book Prof Magliari combines narrative with extensive use of Bidwell’s voluminous written legacy.
Professor Magliari, with Michael Gillis, is the author of John Bidwell and California: The Life and Writings of a Pioneer, 1841-1900 (Arthur H. Clark Company, 2003). His articles have appeared in scholarly anthologies, as well as the Pacific Historical Review, Agricultural History, California Territorial Quarterly, and Overland Journal.