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Justin Spring, Author of "Secret Historian, The Life and Times of Samuel Steward

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Photobucket Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very funny) detail. Justin Spring’s latest book, “Secret Historian, the Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade” is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Finalist for the 2010 National Book Award, a Top 10 Biography of the Year on Amazon, an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book for 2011, and a Top 10 Book of the Year in the San Francisco Chronicle.