Very excited to announce that the Resident Historian, Doug Kenck-Crispin, will be writing a book! Working with the Portland, Oregon publisher, Timber Press, the volume will concern… Oregon History! Of the Kick Ass variety. Cause that’s pretty much what he does.
The book will be called, appropriately enough, Kick Ass Oregon History. I know – that’s crazy! It will be chock-full of exciting stories from the Beaver State’s past and will submit a chance to reflect on how these yarns helped form the state that we know and love today. Long-time listeners of the podcast will recognize some time-tested favorites, but with some new research and a fresh perspective folded into the tale. There will also be new stories that haven’t been explored here before, and the book will offer an opportunity to give some of the classic tales a little bit more breathing room afforded by the printed page. Oh – a shit ton of Old Timey photos (cause we know you love those!) and some new original art too. Photographs of relevant documents. Informative side-bars. Specific locations where you can visit the actual history you are reading about on the printed page. All in one tight little pretty package!
Timber Press is a great fit for this book, as they have previously published one of the best compendiums of the state, Richard Engeman’s now out-of-print The Oregon Companion. And lore has it that the FIRST book they published was Dr. Jack’s Rip City classic, The Coach’s Art! Timber has committed to providing appropriate resources and back-up (editing, design, marketing, etc.) to produce a quality volume that YOU will be stoked to have on your book shelf, e-reader, or the special little spot on the toilet tank for your daily quiet “Me-time” reading.
DKC will soon be traveling to archives around the state to add depth to the research and also discover new stories and hot-takes. Be sure to follow along his travels on the FB, IG and Twitter. Looking forward to keeping you updated on the progress of this groovy project, and hope you enjoy the real life book!