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November 12, 2015
Authors Steve and Susie Swatt to discuss Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California at State Archives Speaker Series
The California State Archives Speaker Series continues Thursday, Novemeber 19. Authors Steve and Susie Swatt will discuss their recently released book Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California.
Steve and Susie Swatt will discuss the challenges of writing a political history that is informative and anecdotal – readable history that attracts political junkies and casual history buffs alike. Winner of the California Historical Society Book Award, Game Changers offers a treasure trove of little known stories from watershed elections – gleaned from dozens of interviews, 165 years of California newspaper coverage, manuscripts, archival collections, government documents, and rarely read oral histories.
Steve Swatt spent 25 years as an award-winning journalist for United Press International in Los Angeles and KCRA-TV in Sacramento as its state capitol correspondent. He also was a partner in a statewide political consulting firm and taught political communication at Sacramento State University. Susie Swatt spent nearly 40 years as a top legislative staffer and researcher for the Fair Political Practices Commission where her work won a national ProPublica award for investigative reporting.
The speaker series is sponsored by the Friends of the State Archives.
This is a free, but ticketed event.
The event is open to media, but an RSVP is strongly recommended.
California State Archives Speaker Series
Steve and Susie Swatt – Authors of Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California
Thursday, November 19, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
California State Archives
1020 O Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Nancy Lenoil – State Archives, (916) 653-7715
Sam Mahood – Secretary of State, (916) 653-6575