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- University of California Press 2004; US$ 28.95
Los Angeles pulsed with economic vitality and demographic growth in the decades following World War II. This vividly detailed cultural history of L.A. from 1940 to 1970 traces the rise of a new suburban consciousness adopted by a generation of migrants who abandoned older American cities for Southern California's booming urban region. Eric Avila explores... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 28.00
Peter Schrag takes on the big issues?immigration, globalization, and the impact of California?s politics on its quality of life?in this dynamic account of the Golden State?s struggle to recapture the American dream. In the past half-century, California has been both model and anti-model for the nation and often the world, first in its high level of... more...
- Aarhus University Press 2006; US$ 39.75
When Johan Furuhjelm was offered the governorship of Russian America in 1858, the 37-year-old Finnish officer found himself in a quandary. He needed a wife to support him in the new post. Anna von Schoultz was chosen. The letters that she wrote from Siberia make up the present book and provide the reader with a fascinating portrait of private and public... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.99
From one of our most astute contemporary writers, Amy Wilentz, comes an irreverent, inventive portrait of the state of California and its unlikely governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The prizewinning author, a lifelong easterner and an outsider in the West, takes the reader on a picaresque journey from exclusive Hollywood soirees to a fantasy city in... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 15.00
The far north was once a land feared by many, traveled by few. Now it's the kind of place people travel hundreds of miles to visit. This quiet sanctuary of quiet rivers and lakes that come in all shades of blue and green, is also home to some of the most unusual wildlife in the Americas - caribou, bison, whales, musk oxen. This is the most detailed... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 18.99
This volume in Kevin Starr's cultural history of California deals with the years of World War II and after. In the 1940s California changed from a regional centre into the dominant economic, social and cultural force it has been in America ever since. more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2006; US$ 16.99
Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Los Angeles 2007 features gorgeous full-color photos of the sights and experiences that await you in the City of Angels. We give you insider tips on ocean-view dining, celebrity spotting, power shopping, and bargain hunting--plus how to become a game show contestant, where... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 27.95
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The brutal and systematic ?ethnic cleansing? of Chinese Americans in California and the Pacific Northwest in the second half of the nineteenth century is a shocking?and virtually unexplored?chapter of American history. Driven Out unearths this forgotten episode in our nation?s past. Drawing on years of groundbreaking... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
From award-winning historian Leonard L. Richards, an authoritative and revealing portrait of an overlooked harbinger of the terrible battle yet to come. When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848, Americans of all stripes saw the potential for both wealth and power. Among the more calculating were Southern slave owners. By making California... more...