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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Goldby John Richard Stephens

    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...

  • 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...

  • Kid's Guide to Los Angeles Countyby Eileen Ogintz

    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...