Author Archive for Bruce Barthol

Songs of Struggle: Horror and humanity

September 16, 2012
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Songs of Struggle: Horror and humanity

The Undying Flame: Ballads and Songs of the Holocaust, by Jerry Silverman. Jerry Silverman has written much more than a songbook. He brings to life the rise of fascism and the horror of the Holocaust in songs and text.
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Nate Thornton (1915-2011)

March 4, 2011
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Nate Thornton (1915-2011)

By the time Mark Thornton and his 18-year old son Nate took a leaflet on a street corner in San Francisco in 1933, their family was down to two. They had left Utah after Mark had been beaten by Pinkertons at a miners’ strike, and the family arrived in Fresno in 1924. Nate’s mother...
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