San Francisco: John Howell Books, 1962. First Edition. 101pp. Quarto [27 cm] Tan cloth with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Near fine. Designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy. Item #4877
This is not a full-length history of the Bear Flag Revolt, which alone would fill a large volume. This is a critical biographical study of Ide, made as definitive as seems possible. It is based largely on Ide's acts and writings and those of his contemporaries. The Revolt in general and Ide's specific role therein are described and evaluated, as are some of Fremont's actions. Provided are short sketches of some of some other actors in the drama of June-July 1846. Appropriate space is devoted to Ide the pioneer and to Ide the public servant.