Saturday, September 02, 2017

"Sunshine Revolutionaries," 4th Edition

First self-published in 1987 under the title "Don't Bank on Amerika," this comprehensive history of the Isla Vista riots of 1970 was later titled "Sunshine Revolutionaries" (1996-2002). I changed the title back again in 2004 to "Don't Bank on Amerika," but I found many people confused between my history of the riots and the film that was done during those times, with the same name.

So, for this fourth edition (2017),  I've reverted back to "Sunshine Revolutionaries," the name under which it is copyrighted. At 224 pages, it remains the best and most detailed single resource available on the riots.

It is now available as an ebook for $4.99 at

Sunday, April 16, 2017

"Sunshine Revolutionaries," 2017

The first edition of my history of the Isla Vista riots ("Sunshine Revolutionaries") came out as a self-published spiral-bound photocopy in 1987 with a print run of less that 50 copies. One is still archived in Special Collections at the UCSB Library. Additionally, I shared a digital copy with friends and those most interested.

The second edition ("Don't Bank on Amerika") was also self-published, but this time as a true paperback, in 2002, with no digital copy. This hardcopy was moderately popular for the ten years of its publication, selling over 100 copies. It became a real resource to those who wanted to know the details of the riots. Unfortunately, both the first and second editions are no longer available.

For the third edition, I'm going back to my original title, the one it is copyrighted under: "Sunshine Revolutionaries." It will no longer be published as a hardcopy, but will be all digital as a very affordable e-book. Be on the lookout for it this year. -- Malcolm