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- Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99
During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsmany of whom would later... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95
"A tall man, with long black hair, smooth face, dark eyes (inclining to turn his head a little to one side, as much as to say, 'I can tell you about it'), a harum-scarum, don't-care sort of man, full of life and fun. That's how a contemporary described Joe Meek." Born in Virginia, Joe Meek became a trapper, Indian fighter, pioneer, peace officer,... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2011; US$ 13.99
The hills of the East Bay contain one of the finest and densest urban hiking environments in the state of Californiamore than 400 paved pathways and public staircases lattice up and down the slopes of Berkeley and Oakland alone. Rising high above the city centers, with towering views of the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco itself,... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2010; US$ 13.99
Containing walks and detailed maps from throughout the city, Secret Stairs highlights the charms and quirks of a unique feature of the Los Angeles landscape, and chronicles the geographical, architectural, and historical aspects of the city?s staircases, as well as of the neighborhoods in which the steps are located. From strolling through the... more...
- 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...
- 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...