The Memoirs of Caesar Honore

The Memoirs of Caesar Honore

by Eugene Conrotto

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Overview

August 1849. The young Bostonian's fate is sealed less than two hours after he lands in San Francisco. Judge Hyrum Milton has a "curious enterprise" for the newly-minted parolee: disassemble the beautiful red-and-yellow-lacquered made-in-China Vista Del Mar bawdy house in Monterey (where the California Constitutional Convention is taking place) and reassemble it as the Vista Del Monte in the vortex of the California Gold Rush, Sonoran Camp. The judge, who happens to own the Vista, also happens to have a vivacious daughter. She and Caesar fall in love amid the chaos of banditos, California politics, Indians, parents, murder, religious zealots, Missions San Juan Bautista and Santa Cruz, John C. Fremont and his family, grizzly bears, high-stakes gambling, placer mining, travel writer Bayard Taylor, crooked Yankee traders--and seven young prostitutes.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157684877
Publisher: Eugene Conrotto
Publication date: 02/07/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Eugene L. Conrotto was born in Gilroy, California, at the southern end of Santa Clara Valley known today as Silicon Valley.

He has lived his life two decades at a time.

For the first 20 years he was a student, that experience culminating in a degree in anthropology from Stanford University.

For the next 20 years he was a journalist in the California desert: editor of the award-winning Desert Magazine. His first book–Lost Desert Bonanzas–came from this experience.

The third 20 years of his life saw him return to the classroom as a teacher. Hence: Classroom Strategies for the Subversive English Teacher.

The fourth 20 years–and still counting–were spent in blessed retirement, the chief joy of which he found is “one no longer has to take orders from idiots.” (He did not consider the spreading of good cheer to be among his responsibilities.)

Conrotto is also the author of Miwok Means People, The Memoirs of Caesar Honore, An Annotated Chronology of the California Gold Rush, Notes on My Stay in a Convalescent Hospital, Avanti America, A Day with the Ant-People, and A Chronology of Unitarian-Universalist Celebrated Individuals.

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