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  • The Archaeology of Hollywoodby Paul Bahn

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • Becoming Mexican Americanby George J. Sanchez

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 12.99

    Twentieth-century Los Angeles has been the locus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between variant cultures in American history. Yet this study is among the first to examine the relationship between ethnicity and identity among the largest immigrant group to that city. By focusing on Mexican immigrants to Los Angeles from 1900 to... more...

  • Becoming Mexipinoby Rudy P. Jr. Guevarra

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    Becoming Mexipino is a social-historical interpretation of two ethnic groups, one Mexican, the other Filipino, whose paths led both groups to San Diego, California from 1900 to 1965. Rudy Guevarra traces their earliest interactions under Spanish colonialism, when they did not strongly identify as Mexican or Filipino, to illustrate how these historical... more...

  • Best of California's Missions, Mansions, and Museumsby Ken McKowen; Dahlynn McKowen

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    This two-color traveler?s companion features more than 130 of California?s best missions, mansions, and museums. In addition to insider information on many of the destinations, the guide features themed tours that will appeal to tourists and armchair travelers alike, history buffs, as well as teachers and parents. Every entry details the highlights... 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$ 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...

  • Californiaby Carey McWilliams

    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...

  • California History for Kidsby Katy S. Duffield

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    The rich story of the men and women who settled and built the Golden State is told in this engaging chronicle, from the first native inhabitants that arrived 9,000 years ago and the Spanish in the 1700s to the followers of the Gold Rush in 1848 and the Hollywood and Silicon Valley newcomers. They faced many struggles?including earthquakes, economic... more...

  • California Romantic and Resourcefulby John F. Davis

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The book captures the history of California with all its uniqueness and splendor. From the quests of gold that brought instantaneous increase in population to the turmoil that later struck it. The narrative captures the diversity of history and culture of the state in its true essence. more...

  • California's Wine Country: A Romantic Guide to the Napa & Sonoma Valleysby Robert White

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 6.99

    Tour the vineyards big and small, explore the wineries, taste what they have to offer. The best are described here and almost all are shown in photos. Hundreds of places to stay and eat, things to do and see are detailed, with photos of most. For couples of all ages and lifestyles, this guide has something to suit every taste and budget. Quaint inns... more...