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- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99
The rich story of the men and women who settled and built the Golden State is told in this engaging chronicle, from the first native inhabitants that arrived 9,000 years ago and the Spanish in the 1700s to the followers of the Gold Rush in 1848 and the Hollywood and Silicon Valley newcomers. They faced many struggles?including earthquakes, economic... more...
- NewSouth 2010; US$ 14.51
In this book, the third in a series on Australian cities in which leading Australian authors write about their home city, novelist and journalist Matthew Condon rediscovers the city of his childhood, Brisbane. Having returned there after many years, Condon takes the reader on a unique and personal journey through contemporary Brisbane, unearthing its... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 5.99
Frommer's ShortCuts give you exactly what you need for your trip to Tucson, Arizona--and no more. In this ebook, you'll get the same candid reviews and insider tips that you'll find in all Frommer's guides. Plus, we've added planning and background information as well as our signature "Best of" features. Search for more Frommer's ShortCuts. Mix and... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 5.99
Frommer's ShortCuts give you exactly what you need for your trip to Southern Arizona--and no more. In this ebook, you'll get the same expert advice that you'll find in all Frommer's guides, from candid reviews and detailed maps to insider tips from our local authors. Plus, we've added planning and background information as well as our signature "Best... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 5.99
Frommer's ShortCuts give you exactly what you need for your trip to Arizona's West Coast--and no more. In this ebook, you'll get the same expert advice that you'll find in all Frommer's guides, from candid reviews and detailed maps to insider tips from our local authors. Plus, we've added planning and background information as well as our signature... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 15.95
Denver turned 150 just a few years ago--not too shabby for a city so down on its luck in 1868 that Cheyenne boosters deemed it "too dead to bury." Still, most of the city's history is a recent memory: Denver's entire story spans just two human lifetimes. In Denver Inside and Out, eleven authors illustrate how pioneers built enduring educational, medical,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1973; US$ 39.99
Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks to discover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of the country. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1990; US$ 44.99
Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream and indeed one of the finest narrative historians writing today on any subject. The first two installments of his monumental cultural history, "Americans and the California Dream," have been hailed as "mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting)"... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 20.99
The fifth volume in Starr's classic history of California, The Dream Endures shows how Californians rebounded from the Great Depression to emerge in the 1930s into what is now known as "the good life." Starr illustrates the ways the good life prospered in California--in film, fiction, leisure, and architecture. Starr looks at the newly... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99
A narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume Americans and the California Dream is an unparalleled work of cultural history. In this volume, Starr covers the crucial postwar period--1950 to 1963--when the California we know today first burst into prominence. Starr... more...