Dennis Tavares’ Book to Be Featured at 2014 California Library Association Conference

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‘How Mendocino County Went to Pot’ describes failures, poor decisions, outright greed

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Fortunately, the future offers a clean slate to try and get things right.

In his new book “How Mendocino County Went to Pot: Memories of Life in Mendocino Redwood Country in the Last Half of the 1900s” (published by Trafford Publishing), which will be showcased at the California Library Association’s 116th Annual Conference and Exhibition, author and forester Dennis Tavares explores the consequences of greedy corporate policies and misguided environmentalism.

“This is a real story about all the local and national events that led to local economic and environmental failures despite the fact that everyone thought they were doing the right thing,” says Tavares. “Fortunately, the future offers a clean slate to try and get things right.”

An excerpt from “How Mendocino County Went to Pot”:

“The sad side of history is that too many generations end up being a warning rather than a good example to their posterity. Part of the corrective in an ever changing world is to understand what went on before and to pass that knowledge on to the next generation. Hopefully, this story will enable more farsighted decisions in the future and a better grounded legacy for posterity than my generation left. For in my time in this place, too much was squandered and far too little was conserved.”

“How Mendocino County Went to Pot” will be one of the titles on display at the California Library Association’s 116th Annual Conference and Exhibition. The show will be held in Oakland, Calif., from November 7 to 9.

How Mendocino County Went to Pot
By Dennis Tavares
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 352 pages | ISBN 9781426988868
E-Book | 352 pages | ISBN 9781426989223
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dennis Tavares was born and raised in Oakland, Calif., and attended St. Elizabeth parochial school. He graduated from the University of California with a bachelor’s degree in forest science, and has since gained more than 40 years’ experience in the forest industry and conservation as a professional forester.

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