Daily Mirror 1985

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Joe says “How” to author with similar view

by David Dawson

The Daily Mirror, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 3rd December 1984.

Sydney author Andrew Hogarth got a shock when trying to sell his book “Light At The End Of The Tunnel,” to a Double Bay bookshop.

Former Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh overhead the conversation and bought five copies of Hogarth’s saga of the plight of the American Indian.

Hogarth who first saw Joe a decade ago with the Eagles: “Hotel California” tour in Glasgow, Scotland was ecstatic. “He was in the book store trying to sell them books,” Walsh recalled.

“I thought this guy’s got to be cool. Who in the world would do that. And lo and behold the book is on the American Indian – the Sioux nation. I get hung about what we did to the American Indian.”

“Everyone thinks Hitler was a bad person, but the desecration of the American Indian was the largest case of genocide in the history of mankind.”

Walsh, who is touring Australia with the Party Boys, got Hogarth to autograph his copies of the book.

“The book is about the lone survivors about 90 now, of the massacre called “Wounded Knee,” Walsh said.

Hogarth’s debut book will be launched at Four Winds Gallery, Double Bay, on Saturday.

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