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  • Mono Lakeby Abraham Hoffman

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Environmental controversy brought so much attention to Mono Lake in the late twentieth century that it became best known for its appearance on ?Save Mono Lake? bumper stickers. This thoughtful study is the first book to explore the lake?s environmental and cultural history. more...

  • Mountains and Molehillsby Frank Marryat

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    After a tragic fire in San Francisco destroyed many of his possessions, including his journals, Frank Marryat rewrote, from memory, much of what he had documented during his time in California in the middle of the gold craze of 1850. This historical treasure, originally published in 1855, the year that the author died of complications from yellow... more...

  • The Archaeology of Hollywoodby Paul Bahn

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 38.99

    Discover what is left of the Golden Age of Hollywood with noted archaeologist and old Hollywood buff, Paul G. Bahn, as he unearths and documents forgotten movie-related treasures. more...

  • Zoot Suit Riotsby Roger Bruns

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 37.00

    Although the "zoot suit" had earlier been a black youth fashion trend identified with jazz culture, by the 1940s, the zoot suit was adopted by Mexican American teenagers in wartime Los Angeles, who wore it as their unofficial "uniform" as an act of rebellion and to establish their cultural identity. For a week in June of 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots,... more...

  • Diary of a Rich Man's Kidby Charles C. Pettijohn Jr.

    Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 12.95

    Charles C.Pettijohn,Jr. has met the notable and the notorious, the famous and the infamous. From a childhood surrounded by the stars of Old Hollywood to a career in the golden age of television and film, he has seen it all. Introduced by his daughter, Adrienne, Charles shares personal stories of life among American royalty in this intimate and folksy... more...

  • Four Boots-One Journeyby Jeff Alt

    Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 7.99

    Originally published as an award-winning paperback: A Hike for Mike . Jeff Alt takes you vicariously along the John Muir Trail, on an entertaining adventure, with his new wife, Beth. Jeff convinces Beth, a woman who prefers hotels, hot showers and warm beds to chuck her domesticated ways and hike over 218-miles which leads to lots of humorous moments.... more...

  • Californiaby Carey McWilliams

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    In 1949, lawyer, historian, and journalist Carey McWilliams stepped back to assess the state of California at the end of its first one hundred years?its history, population, politics, agriculture, and social concerns. As he examined the reasons for the prodigious growth and productivity that have characterized California since the Gold Rush, he praised... more...

  • My City, My Los Angelesby Jeryl Brunner

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    What do famous people love to do during their free time in Los Angeles? Angelenos and other notables have their rituals that connect them to the city in a unique way: favorite restaurants, museums, beaches, parks, markets, landmarks, haunts, and hideaways. The activities are as diverse and eclectic as the city itself. My City, My Los Angeles gives... more...

  • Chasing Alaskaby C. B. Bernard

    Lyons Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Alaska looms as a mythical, savage place, part nature preserve, part theme park, too vast to understand fully. Which is why C. B. Bernard lashed his canoe to his truck and traded the comforts of the Lower 48 for a remote island and a career as a reporter. He soon learned that a distant relation had made the same trek northwest a century earlier.... more...

  • Elusive State of Jeffersonby Peter Laufer

    TwoDot 2013; US$ 17.99

    Fascinating history of the secessionist movement that once flourished in Northern California and Southern Oregon?and an interview-based study of the region as it exists and still defines itself today. more...