White Knight: Or How One Man Came to Believe That He Was the One Who Caused the San Francisco City Hall Killings and the Jonestown M (Paperback)
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In 1977, a fireman named Dan White saved a woman and her babies from a fire in the Geneva Towers apartments in San Francisco. It is this scene which opens White Knight, the story of one witness to that fire, Barney Blatz, and his entanglement with the political and personal catastrophe which followed. With the November, 1978 Jonestown Massacre of 912 people and, three days later, White's murder of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the city and Barney unraveled. "There's a bumper sticker that reads 'Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once, ' but this November, it isn't working.
About the Author
Henry Hitz taught pre-school for 30 years in the San Francisco public schools and has been organizing parents in Oakland for the past 15 years. He has published stories in Cube Literary Magazine, Instructor Magazine and Moonfish. His first novel, Tales of Monkeyman, won the Walter Van Tilburg Clark Prize. He blogs at http: //whiteknightsf.blogspot.com. Asked if White Knight was autobiographical, he replied, "Yes and no.