Monday, November 15, 2010

12-7-10 Members Event: Book Talk with John Boessenecker author of Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CHS and Westerners International Members Only Book Talk, RSVP Required

Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez By John Boessenecker

Join us as author John Boessenecker leads a special book talk for members of Westerners International and the California Historical Society. Tiburcio Vasquez is, next to Joaquin Murrieta, America’s most infamous Hispanic bandit. After he was hanged as a murderer in 1875, the Chicago Tribune called him “the most noted desperado of modern times.” Bandido pulls back the curtain on a life story shrouded in myth—a myth created by Vasquez himself and abetted by writers who saw a tale ripe for embellishment.

Tiburcio Vasquez is, next to Joaquin Murrieta, America’s most infamous Hispanic bandit. After he was hanged as a murderer in 1875, the Chicago Tribune called him “the most noted desperado of modern times.” Bandido pulls back the curtain on a life story shrouded in myth—a myth created by Vasquez himself and abetted by writers who saw a tale ripe for embellishment.

This event is in collaboration with Westerners International and is for members of the California Historical Society.  For more information on becoming a member of CHS Click Here.

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco
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