Suggested Reading for Docents

Docent Library Corner

Alas, our little library is closed due to the Coronavirus, but that does not mean that docents can’t do some reading about California history!  Here is a list of book recommendations to keep you busy for a few more cloistered months.  With the exception of On A Mission, all are available through the Sonoma County Library.  Some are available online as ebook and/or audiobook – download and enjoy!:

On A Mission, by Janet Dowling Sands    (History and Travel Guide to CA Missions)

Signed copies available in Barracks Gift Store ($19.95)

Pioneer Sonoma, by Robert Parmelee,

Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana

Chief Marin:  Leader, Rebel, and Legend by Betty Goerke

General Vallejo and the Advent of the Americans, by Alan Rosenus

Men to Match My Mountains , by Irving Stone

The Ohlone Way, by Malcolm Margolin

So Far From Home:  Russians in Early California by Glenn Farris

Testimonios:  Early California Through the Eyes of Women, 1815-1848 by Rose Marie Beebe

Vallejo and the Four Flags, by Esther Comstock

What I Saw in California, by Edwin Bryant

Year of Decision, 1846, by Bernard Devoto

Bear Flag Rising, by Dale Walker

Imperfect Union, by Steve Inskeep

The Sonoma Mission, by Robert Smilie