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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
California has always been our Shangri-la?the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State?s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California?s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 24.99
These essays include meditations and arguments on becoming a writer; on old-growth forest and the practice of clear-cutting; on the fluid dynamics and biotic diversity and mythic resonance of rivers; on the writers Ken Kesey and Wallace Stegner; on the literary genre of creative nonfiction?; on death and dying and the consolations of mortality; on... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2008; US$ 13.99
It Happened in Connecticut tells more than two dozen true tales of famous--and infamous--people and events from the state's past, ranging from witchcraft trials to the Wiffle ball, from mass murder for profit to the modern game of football. more...
- Crown/Archetype 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...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99
Where to eat, where to stay and what to do are covered. The Foulkes also throw in tidbits such as tasty regional recipes, a bit of poetry by Emerson and a love letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Chicago Daily Herald. "[The] captivating prose invokes the spirit and visual appeal of the places described. [The book] provides perfect fodder for couples... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 7.99
This book offers abundant details on these sometimes harsh routes in the final frontier. Each listing, whether a trail designed for the canoeist or the hiker, gives length, unique attractions, trail conditions, degree of difficulty, facilities en route, elevation gain and the local U.S. Forest Service contact. Over 100 trails and 60 cabins are covered.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Hunter Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99
This informative guide to the parks of Oregon and Washington is a must for both visitors and residents who want to enjoy the wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities in these states. Follow in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark and early Native Americans as the numerous parks, forests and historic sites are explored in detail. This guide will help... more...