LAUNCH PARTY for Peter Richardson’s NO SIMPLE HIGHWAY: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s creation, NO SIMPLE HIGHWAY: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead vividly recounts the band's vibrant history. Drawing from a fresh supply of new research, author Peter Richardson adds new insight into the Dead's earliest influences, their daunting challenges, and their massive success.

 

PETER RICHARDSON teaches humanities and American studies at San Francisco State University. His previous book (A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America) was an Editors’ Choice at the New York Times and a Top Book of 2009 at Mother Jones. A frequent book reviewer, he received theNational Entertainment Journalism Award for Online Criticism in 2013. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

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