Bertrand M. Patenaude

Tuesday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.

The Sun Never Sets: Reflections on a Western Life 


Memoirs of L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr.

Please join us to commemorate the life of L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr, and to celebrate the publication of his memoir, The Sun Never Sets: Reflections on a Western Life. Bill passed away in 2010 at 90 years old.

Stanford historian Bertrand Patenaude, who served as editor for L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr.'s memoir, will talk about Bill Lane's career as longtime publisher of Sunset magazine, pioneering environmentalist, and U.S. ambassador in Japan and Australia, and discuss the challenges and rewards of recounting a life rich in experience, starting in the flatlands of Iowa and reaching its pinnacle among the soaring granite walls of Yosemite Valley.

Bertrand M. Patenaude, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, is also a lecturer in history and international relations at Stanford. His most recent book is Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary. His first book,The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921  is the basis for a forthcoming documentary film produced for the award-winning PBS series American Experience.


Event date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park