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Barbara Tomblin and Irv Hamilton

When: Fri., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. 2010

During the Civil War, escaped slaves served on Union ships plying the Atlantic; the Union Navy established colonies for them. Naval historian Barbara Tomblin examines this little-known chapter of US history in Bluejackets and Contrabands, which she discusses at Books Inc. (1344 Park St., Alameda) on Friday, Oct. 8, with fellow war author Irv Hamilton, whose novel A 20-Minute War examines the Cold War. 7:30 p.m., free. BooksInc.net

Anneli Rufus

Price: free

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