North Bay resident John Schubert will discuss “The Hidden History of Sonoma County” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 at Readers’ Book.

According to press materials for the book, an entry in Arcadia Publishing’s lineup of photo-driven local history titles, “the enterprising spirit that led to Sonoma County’s storied agricultural heritage defined its earliest denizens.” The photo book, co-authored by Valerie Munthe, brings the reader on “the high seas with Captain Bodega y Quadra, whose name graces the coast and beyond; it chronicles the last train out of the redwoods; and unveils the fate of Charles Henley, spirited from the county jail in 1876 by masked vigilantes.”

“The Hidden History” also follows the rise and fall of Sonoma’s tobacco growers and the historic opening of the Jenner Bridge as the automobile rose in popularity.

According to press materials, Schubert studied anthropology at Sonoma State University. He worked as a Sonoma County deputy sheriff for 39 years and is a former marine.

“The Hidden History of Sonoma County” is available at at Readers’ Books and online at