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Peter Richardson teaches humanities and American studies at San Francisco State University. He has written three critically acclaimed books: No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead (2015); A… Read more

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Peter Richardson teaches humanities and American studies at San Francisco State University. He has written three critically acclaimed books: No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead (2015); A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America (2009); and American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams (2005). In 2013, he received the National Entertainment Journalism Award for Online Criticism for his Truthdig review of Curtis White’s The Science Delusion. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and blogs at http://www.peterrichardson.blogspot.com.
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