Peter Richardson writes about himself. "I teach California Culture at San Francisco State University and chair the California Studies Association. My new book is "A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America." It's about the San Francisco muckraker and premier leftist magazine of its day. I also wrote "American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams" about the man Kevin Starr has called "the single finest nonfiction writer on California--ever." By day I'm editorial director at PoliPointPress, which publishes trade books on politics and current affairs.