Paul Glenshaw returns to the Redwood library to share a sneak preview of his upcoming documentary The Lafayette Escadrille, and the discoveries he and the film’s team have made. Working closely with the family members of the famed squadron, the film’s team has been given access to extremely rare, never-before seen images and documents that will bring the story to life as never before. The film is the first-ever comprehensive documentary about the Escadrille, and covers the entire span of the First World War.
Fall is in the air. Join our special collections staff to celebrate with a spread of old and rare volumes that will approach the turning of the season from a number of different angles. We will have out some astronomical works, almanacs, and treatises on plants, planting and the harvest that range from the 16th century to the 19th. Free and open to all.
Steven Ujifusa discusses his new book, Barons of the Sea: And their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship. It tells the story of a handful of cutthroat competitors who raced to build the fastest, finest, most profitable clipper ships to carry their precious cargo to American shores.