"Bobby BlueJacket: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld" (Encore Presentation)

Aug 3, 2018

(Note: This show originally aired back in February.) "Bobby BlueJacket: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld" is a well-researched book exploring little-known aspects of American crime, Native American identity, and smalltown politics in the 20th century. It's also an engrossing biography of a real and remarkable person: Bobby BlueJacket, born in 1930, who grew up in Tulsa amid teenage rumbles, mean streets, dangerous pool halls, and Midwest safecracker crews -- and who actually went from being a career thief to a prison journalist to a Eastern Shawnee Indian activist. Our guests are Michael P. Daley, the author of this book, and Mr. BlueJacket himself. Please note that both will appear in our community soon at a pair of open-to-the-public book signings -- on Satutday the 4th, they'll be at Magic City Books in downtown Tulsa, and on Sunday the 5th, they'll be at Bound For Glory Books (on East 11 Street, between Harvard and Yale).