Silverado Squatters is a travelogue depicting the Napa Valley as Robert Louis Stevenson saw it in 1880. The purpose of this photo book is to portray the scenes & people he encountered in the Napa Valley. It is not intended to be an exhaustive history of that time period, although many historical photos & sketches are included.
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David and Craig Duddles were a father and son team in producing this book. David is a retired Napa Valley school teacher who enjoyed researching and teaching Napa Valley history. As he taught classes on Robert Louis Stevenson in the Napa Valley through Sonoma State University, he envisioned the need for this book. Craig grew up exploring the Napa Valley. He is a broad spectrum media specialist and has many design and photography credits.
They also produced an audio CD of Silverado Squatters.Review:
If, as Robert Louis Stevenson said, in Napa Valley "the wine is bottled poetry," then this wonderful book is distilled beauty - flowing from the lifelong love of father and son for a particularly lovely place. With wit and care, David Duddles has selected the richest word-pictures from Stevenson's Silverado Squatters, and Craig Duddles has shot these words full of fresh life in photographs both intimate and grand, picturing past documents and present landscapes that have changed little since Stevenson's 1880 sojourn. I can't imagine a better introduction to Stevenson's travel classic, or to his splendid squatter's claim to "Silverado" on the mighty shoulder of Mount St. Helena. --Christopher Hodgkins
Class of 1952 Distinguished Excellence Professor in English
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Napa High School Class of 1976
... a stunning and detailed work, Silverado Squatters. The richly illustrated, coffee table book has Craig Duddles' photography in addition to to historical and photos and documents that match the text of the story.... The result is a meticulous and marvelous journey seen through Stevenson's eyes. --Sasha Paulsen
Register Features Editor
Napa Valley Register, December 14, 2008
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Book Description Blue Pylon Creative, LLC, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0976576511