‘Lives of Service’ on sale at local stores

‘Lives of Service’ on  sale at local storesMany years in the making, the new Ridge Writers book “Scenes from Lives of Service: Stories From Veterans Living in the Northern Mojave Desert” has just arrived and is on sale at Red Rock Books, Maturango Museum, and the Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert.

Spanning the globe and an entire century, both war and peacetime, stories range from a World War I submarine to the Pearl Harbor attack, atomic testing to China Lake, Vietnam and more recent action. Containing 120 profiles and 276 black-and-white photographs, the collection draws from regional news reportage, archival sources, family reminiscences, interviews and several pieces by the subjects themselves.

“Scenes from Lives of Service” follows Ridge Writers’ successful 2011 anthology “Planet Mojave: Visions From a World Apart.”

Ridge Writers is the East Sierra Branch of the 110-year-old California Writers Club (calwriters.org). CWC traces its roots to Jack London and friends in the Bay Area and has 22 branches throughout the state.

The book is also available by mail order. Each buyer should state name, mailing address and number of copies requested, and enclose a check for $32.50 each (cover price, sales tax and shipping by media mail). Purchase orders should be sent to Ridge Writers, P.O. Box 484, Ridgecrest, CA 93556.

Pictured: ‘Scenes from Lives of Service’ on display at Red Rock Books.

Story First Published: 2019-11-29