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  • Land of Smoke and Mirrorsby Vincent Brook

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Land of Smoke and Mirrors looks at greater Los Angeles through the images projected from within and without its geographical and psychological borders. Divided into sections that probe the city?s checkered history and reflect on Hollywood?s own self reflections, the book offers revealing readings of different types of texts (novelistic, cinematic,... more...

  • Power and Control in the Imperial Valleyby Benny J Andrés

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 86.00

    Power and Control in the Imperial Valley examines the evolution of irrigated farming in the Imperial-Mexicali Valley, an arid desert straddling the California?Baja California border. Bisected by the international boundary line, the valley drew American investors determined to harness the nearby Colorado River to irrigate a million acres on both... more...

  • The Silverado Squattersby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 3.99

    Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Silverado Squatters as the travel memoir of his honeymoon in California's Napa Valley in 1880. He and his new wife Fanny Vandegrift were unable to pay 10 dollars a week for a local hotel room, so they spent their unconventional honeymoon living in a bunkhouse in an abandoned mining camp named "Silverado".... more...

  • L.A. Noirby John Buntin

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Other cities have histories. Los Angeles has legends. Midcentury Los Angeles. A city sold to the world as "the white spot of America," a land of sunshine and orange groves, wholesome Midwestern values and Hollywood stars, protected by the world?s most famous police force, the Dragnet-era LAPD. Behind this public image lies a hidden world of "pleasure... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Californiaby

    Rough Guides 2013; US$ 23.99

    The Rough Guide to California is the ultimate guide to the USA's most exciting and varied state. It is packed with incisive comment on everything from LA's political scandals and Hollywood hype to San Francisco's Beat poet hangouts and Yosemite's sheer rock walls. Find up-to-date listings of the best places to stay, from off-the-beaten-track campgrounds... more...

  • The Sierra Nevada Adventure Guideby Wilbur Morrison

    Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    California's magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range packs a punch when it comes to adventuring. Join local author Wilbur Morrison as he walks you along the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, through King's Canyon, up to the top of Mount Whitney, and swimming in Lake Tahoe. Offering tips on exploring this fantastic area alone, Morrison... more...

  • Los Angeles: A Jewish Travel Guideby Betsy Sheldon

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    This book is for the Jewish traveler - or for anyone interested in Jewish history and culture. More than a listing of Jewish sights and resources, it is a concise, easy-to-use handbook for those who want to experience the best in Jewish sightseeing and travel in Los Angeles and its surroundings. It provides a directory of resources - synagogues, community... more...

  • Desert Dancing: Exploring the Land, the People & the Legends of the California Desertby Len Wilcox

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    From the book's beginning: "She calls it desert dancing, what we do out there. It's a place some of us call home, no matter where we live; a place you go back to, even when you've never been there before. Deserts around the world may be different, but the feeling is the same; the hearts of prophets and devils alike beat stronger there.... more...

  • Los Angeles & Beyondby Don Young

    Hunter Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    On September 4, 1781, 11 families – 44 people, including 26 blacks – walked out of Mission San Gabriel Arcangel to establish a community closer to the harbor. That village, El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles (The Town of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angel), was to become the City of Los Angeles. The Mission San Gabriel... more...

  • California's Palm Springs Areaby Don Young

    Hunter Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    The Land Of Fun & Sun: As the story goes, Hollywood grew and prospered and with it, the local resorts, country clubs, and tennis facilities until everything was so overcrowded, so expensive and so exclusive that even the members of the Hollywood movie colony found it difficult to get some peace and relaxation. Two of those celebrities, Charlie Farrell... more...