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Gay rights hero Harvey Milk reveals his strategies in new book The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words
San Francisco, Calif. - 17 Feb., 2012 - LGBT rights hero Harvey Milk reveals his strategies and dreams in a forthcoming book, The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words, scheduled to arrive in bookstores May 1.
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Free event: "A Wake for 1978: Goodbye to Jonestown, Harvey Milk, George Moscone, and more"
San Francisco, Calif. - 10 Nov., 2011 - City Lights Books and Vince Emery announce a free event: "A Wake for 1978: Goodbye to Jonestown, Harvey Milk, George Moscone, and more." Commemorating the 33rd anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre and the release of Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk by Mike Weiss, the event will remember a watershed year in San Francisco history.
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Secrets about Harvey Milk's life and murder revealed by new Double Play book and DVD
San Francisco, Calif. - 22 Sept., 2010 - What really made Dan White assassinate San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone?" asks reporter Mike Weiss. "You might think you know, but the real truth will surprise you." Many secrets about Harvey Milk's life and murder not available from any other source are revealed in Weiss' updated edition of Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk, available with a companion DVD on December 1, 2010.
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San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom honors Don Herron, author of The Dashiell Hammett Tour

San Francisco, Calif. - 17 May, 2009 - To commemorate author Don Herron and the publication of his new book The Dashiell Hammett Tour: Thirtieth Anniversary Guidebook, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom awarded Herron an official San Francisco Certificate of Honor.
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New guidebook celebrates thirtieth anniversary of San Francisco's famous Dashiell Hammett Tour

San Francisco, Calif. - 16 May, 2009 - The new book The Dashiell Hammett Tour: Thirtieth Anniversary Guidebook by Don Herron celebrates three decades of America's longest-running literary tour, guided by Herron in San Francisco since 1977.
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After 35 years, influential investigation of Dashiell Hammett's novels finally becomes a book

San Francisco, Calif. - Feb. 6, 2007 - Even though it is the single most influential full-length investigation of Dashiell Hammett's novels, Hammett's Moral Vision by George J. "Rhino" Thompson has never been available in book form—until now.
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Richard Layman's Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade nominated for Edgar Award

San Francisco, Calif. - 30 Jan., 2006 - The critically-praised book Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade, edited by Richard Layman, has been nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the Edgar Award—the mystery field's most prestigious award—as the Best Critical/Biographical book of the year.
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Lost Stories by Dashiell Hammett and Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade recommended as holiday gifts by The Wall Street Journal

San Francisco, Calif. - Dec. 9, 2005 - Even though best-selling author Dashiell Hammett died more than forty years ago, he is back in two out of the ten new mystery books recommended by The Wall Street Journal as Christmas gifts in 2005. Tom Nolan, in the Dec. 3 The Wall Street Journal, recommends Lost Stories, a collection of 21 previously unavailable stories by Hammett, and Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade, an illustrated treasury edited by scholar Richard Layman about Hammett's famous novel and the movies and radio shows it inspired.
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New book reveals discoveries about The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett, and detective Sam Spade

San Francisco, Calif. - Sept. 7, 2005 - A richly illustrated new paperback published today, Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade, edited by Richard Layman, uncovers from institutional and private archives a wealth of revelations about the book and film versions of The Maltese Falcon, its author Dashiell Hammett, and his influential hero, detective Sam Spade. Crammed with fascinating facts, the new book provides hundreds of never-before-published photos, documents, and original source materials, including production notes for the three movie versions.
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New Lost Stories book uncovers 21 lost tales from Dashiell Hammett, creator of The Thin Man, Sam Spade, and The Maltese Falcon

San Francisco, Calif. - Sept. 1, 2005 - Dashiell Hammett, the bestselling creator of The Thin Man, Sam Spade, and The Maltese Falcon, was one of the America's best-known authors. However, many of Hammett's stories-including some of his best-have been out of the reach of anyone but a handful of scholars and collectors until today. Lost Stories, a new book published today, rescues 21 long-lost Hammett stories, all either never before collected or unavailable for decades.
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