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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 1999; US$ 31.95
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...
- TwoDot 2014; US$ 17.99
Gold offers a feel for what it was like to live through the heady days of the discovery and exploitation of gold in California in the mid-1800s through firsthand accounts, short stories, and tall tales written by the people who were there. These eyewitness accounts offer an immediacy that brings the events to life. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 11.99
Before you plan your family?s next excursion in Southern California, get some help from a travel professional? and your kids! The Kid?s Guide to Southern California lets the kids help plan the trip and guides you as you explore the region. Inside you?ll find kid-tested tips on where to go, where to eat, what to see, and where to get the... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 13.99
Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Northern California features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones. more...