Ransoming Pagan Babies: The Selected Writings of Warren Hinkle (Heyday)

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Mechanics' Institute
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Heyday publisher Steve Wasserman moderates a panel with William R. Hearst III, Publisher, The Journal of Alta California, journalist Robert Scheer and others.
From his exposés in Ramparts magazine to his hand in inventing gonzo, Warren Hinckle upended twentieth-century investigative reporting and gave it new provocation and zest. Ransoming Pagan Babies contains an astonishing thematic sweep: portraits of old San Francisco and its characters; insightful reporting on conflicts in Selma, Northern Ireland, and Vietnam; forays into local politics; and piercing depictions of a Bay Area riven by inequality and assassination. Hinckle wrote about his subjects with bluster, tenacity, heart, and a desire for adventure and justice. This book is the first to capture his swashbuckling energy and expansive talent in a single volume.


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