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Around the East Bay: Berkeley: A City in History

Tuesday February 05, 2008

Charles Wollenberg, history professor at Berkeley City College, will speak about his new book, Berkeley: A City in History, Friday at Mrs. Dalloway’s Books, 2904 College Ave., at 7:30 p.m., and on Monday at Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Ave., at 7:30 p.m. He will also discuss the book at University Press Books on Bancroft Way on Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m., at the San Francisco Public Library on March 5, at 6 p.m., and at the Berkeley Public Library on March 31, at 7 p.m.  

In the book’s preface Wollenberg writes, “I have tried to present an impressionistic survey of the city’s history, giving residents a sense of how their hometown developed and how their individual experiences and those of their families, neighborhoods and communities fit into a larger historical framework. For nonresidents, the book describes the history of a city that, given its modest size, has had a remarkable influence on the state, the nation, and even the world.”