Update on Towers of Gold

Did you know there was a thriving Jewish community in El Paso, Texas?
I didn’t, until this review of Towers of Gold came out in the El Paso Times. Apparently
there are three shuls and a Holocaust


Daniel Olivas, a Los
lawyer, author of four books, and editor of Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California


Towers of Gold “is a biography that is startling and
engrossing, as well as indispensible to a complete understanding of California‘s development
into a financial powerhouse.”


I have been somewhat remiss at posting my reviews and
interviews, so here are a few more:


Nextbook, the on-line Jewish magazine, writes about Isaias Hellman


Here is the podcast of my interview with Michael Krasny on
KQED’s Forum


I am going to be doing some more speaking engagements in the
coming weeks:



I will be at the Metropolitan Club on Sutter Street in San Francisco at 10:30 am on Thursday Jan.
22, 2009


I will be at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park on Tuesday Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.


I will be at the Stanford Women’s Club of the East Bay
on Thursday Jan. 29, 2009 at 10 am,


I will be at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco on Thursday
Jan. 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm.

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