Bob Calhoun, author of "The Murders That Made Us", shows how crime, murder, and mayhem shaped the San Francisco Bay Area. From its earliest days, when vigilantes hung perps from downtown buildings, to the Zodiac Killer and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, murder and mayhem played a role in making the city the political and economic force it is today.
More about the speaker:
Bob Calhoun is a San Francisco Bay Area author, journalist, and former punk wrestler and peepshow emcee. From 2015–2019, he recounted his city’s most gruesome and lurid events in his regular SF Weekly column, “Yesterday’s Crimes,” which led to his latest book, "The Murders That Made Us: How Vigilantes, Hoodlums, Mob Bosses, Serial Killers, and Cult Leaders Built the San Francisco Bay Area" (ECW Press). His punk-wrestling memoir, "Beer, Blood & Cornmeal", is a national bestseller that Wired.com called “breezy and hilarious.” Calhoun's work has also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, RogerEbert.com, Gawker, and the Bold Italic.
Book Link: https://www.murdersthatmadeus.com/