Jim Kershner

Independent Historian

Jim Kershner is an author, journalist and historian in Spokane, Washington.  He is the author of three books, including Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life, published by the University of Washington Press. He is also staff historian for Historylink.org, The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History. He has worked as a columnist and reporter for 36 years at various newspapers in the Northwest, including 22 years at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane. He was born in Denver, Colorado, and has a B.A. in history from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

 

Telling Carl Maxey’s Story: Understanding the Fighter in the Ring and the Courtroom

Carl Maxey Flashes Peace Sign During His 1970 Primary Campaign Against Washington Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson Image Courtesy of James Kershner In the account below, Jim Kershner, author, historian, and longtime journalist for the Spokesman-Review, Spokane’s major daily newspaper, discusses what led him to the … Read MoreTelling Carl Maxey’s Story: Understanding the Fighter in the Ring and the Courtroom