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  • Alex's Wakeby Martin Goldsmith

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    A tale of the ill-fated voyage of the St. Louis to Auschwitz and a grandson's memorial seventy years later. more...

  • Westward Visionby David Lavender

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 21.95

    ?In one very real sense,? David Lavender writes, ?the story of the Oregon Trail begins with Columbus.? This opening suggests the panoramic sweep of his history of that famous trail. In chiseled, colorful prose, Lavender illustrates the ?westward vision? that impelled the early explorers of the American interior looking for a northwest passage and... more...

  • Californiaby David Lavender

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 35.00

    From the earliest Spanish explorations in the late 1500s through the present, California's history and growth have been both tumultuous and phenomenal. All the historical facts are here: the missions and the Indians, the struggles between the Mexicans and the Americans, the fabulous gold rushes, statehood in 1850, railroad wars, furious labor upheavals,... more...

  • Hometown Chinatownby Eva Armentrout Ma

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 138.00

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Streets of San Franciscoby Christopher Lowen Agee

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    For decades, the city of San Francisco has been nearly synonymous with the word ?liberal,? known for its diversity and acceptance, environmental activism, and thriving art scene.  But this has not always been the case.  Liberalism in San Francisco in the years right after World War II was mostly confined to notions of state welfare and business regulation.... more...

  • Taming the Elephantby John F. Burns; Richard J. Orsi

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Taming the Elephant is the last of four volumes in the distinguished California History Sesquicentennial Series, an outstanding compilation of original essays by leading historians and writers. These topical, interrelated volumes reexamine the meaning of the founding of modern California during the state's pioneer period. General themes run through... more...

  • Japanese American Celebration and Conflictby Lon Kurashige

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Do racial minorities in the United States assimilate to American values and institutions, or do they retain ethnic ties and cultures? In exploring the Japanese American experience, Lon Kurashige recasts this tangled debate by examining what assimilation and ethnic retention have meant to a particular community over a long period of time. more...

  • The Culture Brokerby Margaret Leslie Davis

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    Franklin Murphy? It's not a name that is widely known; even during his lifetime the public knew little of him. But for nearly thirty years, Murphy was the dominant figure in the cultural development of Los Angeles. Behind the scenes, Murphy used his role as confidant, family friend, and advisor to the founders and scions of some of America's greatest... more...

  • Boom and Bust in the Alaska Goldfieldsby Steven C. Levi

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    In this lively narrative, Steven C. Levi captures the color and the riches of the Alaska Gold Rush with legendary characters from E.T. Barnette, who founded his own city (Fairbanks), established his own bank (Washington Alaska), and then absconded with every dime in the vault to George Hinton Henry, the father of Alaska journalism, who was run out... more...

  • Californiaby Kevin Starr

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    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...