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Alan Kitty <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:36:10 -0400
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Apologies for going off topic - I'm in search of a copy of the play Colonel Sanders. I had one years ago in a public domain version, but somehow lost it in technology hell.

On Apr 28, 2014, at 5:04 PM, Arianne wrote:

> Dear John.  (it was so much fun to say that.)
> Thanks for information AND links to your own book and interviews.  You and
> Tarnoff must be about the same age since 2007 figures in both of your
> biographies.  You both have written about the exact period I'm most
> interested in so THANKS for your research and insights.
> Arianne Laidlaw
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:25 AM, John H. Muller <
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>> Tarnoff was on C-Span's Book TV this weekend. He was speaking at City Light
>> Books.
>> John Muller, 30
>> author of *Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital
>> Correspondent*
>> On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 4:26 PM, Arianne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Sacramento was almost his last stop on a book tour and I'm glad
>>> I was able to see and hear him here .  He read a section of his book,
>> "The
>>> Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented
>> American
>>> Literature," which made me and my friends believe he should do the
>> reading
>>> for an audiobook.  Wonderful voice and fascinating material.   He fielded
>>> the many questions with ease and charmed all who stood in line to get
>>> books signed.  (I saw one lady walk away with FIVE of them.  For
>> Christmas,
>>> she said.)  I was able to pass on a message about fact that the San
>>> Francisco  Library bought 27 of them to cover all the branches.  That
>>> pleased him because he's spent a lot of time in those libraries.  I also
>>> gave him the address if he'd like to join The Mark Twain Forum..
>>> If you missed seeing Ben Tarnoff's presentation anywhere, you can get an
>>> idea of what it was like by visiting his website at:
>>> There is a short video with a marvelous selection of photos plus a sample
>>> of his reading from the book.   I also enjoyed   that  the website
>> included
>>> a summary of the great reviews his book has received.
>>> The Sacramento Bee had   published an interview with him so the occasion
>>> was well attended, but I noticed a curious fact.  Almost everybody in the
>>> audience was a senior citizen.  This makes me wonder, is Mark Twain
>>> accumulating any YOUNG fans?  I hope so.
>>> Thought you might want to hear about it.
>>> Arianne Laidlaw
>> --
>> John Muller
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>> Capital Community News l Greater Greater Washington l Huffington Post DC
>> *Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C: The Lion of Anacostia
>> <
>>> *[The
>> History Press, 2012] - Winner of 2013
>> DC READS <>
>> Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital
>> Correspondent<>[The History Press, October 29,
>> 2013]
> -- 
> Arianne Laidlaw A '58

Alan Kitty
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