A Legacy of Tugboats
How three San Francisco bar pilots, master mariners, broke tradition leaving secure, lifetime positions to buy a tugboat company.
How to Write an Inspiring Memoir, Oral History,
or Family Genealogy
In her new book, Kristin covers the features she has incorporated in the past 20-plus years for her clients, who include Oscar recipients and a Kennedy Center Honoree.
First to Die
The Tragic Loss of the SS Vestris
When the steamship Vestris pulled away from her Hoboken pier on a sunny day in November 1928, headed for Buenos Aires, carrying 128 civilian passengers, and 197 crew members, all seemed well. In truth, she was a decrepit old ship, not seaworthy in anything but the best of weather.
The People and Their Orchards
This book examines the role of the contemporary and historic orchard industry in Solano County using the words and images of local ranchers who remember or still participate in this way of life.
A Gold Hunter
Memoirs of John Berry Hill
Traveling the Emigrant Road across the Plains in 1850 to the California Gold Fields. Returning with a small fortune to Charleston, Illinois.
Books "as told to" Kristin
A Gentleman - Apple Henley
Albert Thomas Henley, known throughout his life as “Apple,” tells anecdotal stories about his life and family. Born in 1916, into one of the wealthiest families in America, he recalled homes in Long Island, New York, and San Diego, California, during the twenties and thirties.
His tales take us through the Depression years and World War II. Having attended Stanford University, Apple settled in the San Francisco Bay Area after the war where he established a law career in which he was recognized as an expert in water rights.
Buena Vista Cafe
San Francisco's landmark bar-restaurant famous for developing and serving the first Irish Coffee in the United States. This history resulted in an extensive public relations packet.
Elizabeth Cooper Terwilliger
A picture of life on the Honolulu Sugar Plantation circa 1900s. Terwilliger is a famed California naturalist.
Father of Actor Danny Glover
An oral history of his life and times, archived to the African-American Museum.