Hank Harrison

Hank Harrison (born on June 17, 1941 in Monterey, California) is an American author and father of musician Courtney Love.

Education

* Graduated Bachelor, San Francisco State University (1965).
* Post Graduate studies, Stanford University (Stanford Publications Course).
* Post Graduate research, Frances Yates Scholar, Warburg Institute, University of London.
* Psychology Masters Degree, University of Amsterdam (1974).

Publications

After Hank Harrison found fame with his biographic history of the Grateful Dead, ["The Dead Vol 1: A Social History of the Grateful Dead"(1973)] he began a series of books on Medieval Arthurian literature and the Holy Grail. "The Cauldron and the Grail", the first in a trilogy on the Grail features Celtic astronomy, [Harrison, Hank, The Cauldron and the Grail, Arkives Press, 1992.] while his second book, "The Crown of Stars", focusses on the life and times of Henry de Blois, Bishop of Glastonbury. [Harrison, Hank, The Crown of Stars, Arkives Press, 2008.]

His famous books on the Grateful Dead were: The Dead: Vol 1: A Social History of the Grateful Dead (1973)and The Dead: Vol 2 A Social History of the Haight-Ashbury Experience (1991).

He also wrote: "Love Kills: The Assassinaton of Kurt Cobain" (2008) ISBN 0-918501-28-8"A Hole in the Wind: Hang Gliding and the Quest for Flight" (1979) ISBN 0-672-52534-8

His scholarly research on the Grail were published as:"The Cauldron and the Grail" Vol. I of the Grail Trilogy (1992) ISBN 0-918501-17-2"Crown of Stars: Vol II of the Grail Trilogy. The Mystery of the Perlesvaus Revealed."Arkives Press.

Harrison has also written countless alternative culture articles, Georgia Straight, Berkley Barb, Newsweek, books of poetry, science features and magazine articles and has been listed in "Who's Who IN America" and "Who's Who in the World" since 1972.

Hank was one of the programmers on the intial incept of Adobe's "PDF" implementiation.

Trivia

* Original Manager of the Warlocks. Rock Group (1965) destined to become the Grateful Dead.
* He suggested the name and advertising for the first Deadhead Deadfreaks Unite! newsletter.
* Roommate of Phil Lesh for many years on several occasions from 1960 to 1974.
* Founded the Institute for Contemporary Studies and the LSD Rescue Project (1965).
* Awarded Scholarship, Rocky Mountain Writers (1968).
* Writer in Residence, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, California (1972).
* Included in "Who's Who in the World" and "Who's Who in America" since 1974.
* Has appeared on dozens of radio and television shows throughout his career.
* Currently resides on his horse ranch near Sacramento Metro Area.

References

"The Dead Vol 1: A Social History of the Grateful Dead (1973) ISBN 0-8256-3001-0" "A Hole in the Wind: Hang Gliding and the Quest for Flight (1979) ISBN 0-672-52534-8" "The Cauldron and the Grail Vol. I of the Grail Trilogy (1992) ISBN 0-918501-17-2" "The Dead: Vol 2 A Social History of the Haight-Ashbury Experience (1991) ISBN 0-918501-49-0" "Crown of Stars: Vol II of the Grail Trilogy. The Mystery of the Perlesvaus Revealed.Arkives Press." "Love Kills: The Assassinaton of Kurt Cobain (2008) ISBN 0-918501-28-8"

External links

* [http://www.hankharrison.com Hank Harrison's Official Site]
* [http://www.arkives.com Hank Harrison's Publications Company Site]
* [http://www.eponafarms.com Hank Harrison's Equestrian Charity Site]


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