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'Two Buck Chuck & The Marlboro Man' - Author Frank Bergon's Tales of The San Joaquin Valley

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Alice Daniel
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Writer Frank Bergon says to understand America, we must understand the culture of the San Joaquin Valley.

 

Western novelist and historian Frank Bergon’s recently published nonfiction book Two Buck Chuck and The Marlboro Man: The New Old West gives readers an intimate portrayal of 12 small town westerners, many of whom he met growing up in Madera. From cowboys to writers, dust bowl migrants to farmers and farm workers, this ethnically diverse group provides insight into the ethics and culture of the Valley.  FM89’s News Director Alice Daniel recently sat down with Bergon.