John C. Ralston - Fremont Older & The 1916 S.F. Bombing

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Please join us in the Granny Smith Room on Tuesday, February 11th as we host John Ralston as he reads from his newest book Fremont Older & the 1916 S.F. Bombing: A Tireless Crusade for Justice out from History Press West

In this compelling account, Ralston chronicles the events surrounding the initial tragedy as newspaper editor Fremont Older discovers the case is based on blatant perjury and exposes the secondary crime to the public. What became known as the “American Dreyfus Case” led to an international outcry, finally resulting in one defendant’s pardon and the other’s parole—but only after both men had been imprisoned for twenty-three years.