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  • Material Dreamsby Kevin Starr

    Oxford University Press, USA 1990; US$ 44.99

    Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream and indeed one of the finest narrative historians writing today on any subject. The first two installments of his monumental cultural history, "Americans and the California Dream," have been hailed as "mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting)"... more...

  • The Dream Enduresby Kevin Starr

    Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 20.99

    The fifth volume in Starr's classic history of California, The Dream Endures shows how Californians rebounded from the Great Depression to emerge in the 1930s into what is now known as "the good life." Starr illustrates the ways the good life prospered in California--in film, fiction, leisure, and architecture. Starr looks at the newly... more...

  • Golden Dreamsby Kevin Starr

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    A narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume Americans and the California Dream is an unparalleled work of cultural history. In this volume, Starr covers the crucial postwar period--1950 to 1963--when the California we know today first burst into prominence. Starr... more...

  • Crude Awakeningby Amanda Coyne; Tony Hopfinger

    Nation Books 2011; US$ 26.99

    Crude Awakening is the rollicking story of politics in America?s last frontier and oil province?Alaska, the nation?s most wild and mysterious state, where politics and oil blurred on the day wildcatters struck it big in 1968. Living in a northern Never Land, where oil companies and the federal government kept the state living high and wild, a handful... more...

  • Adventure Teacher's Guideby Saddleback Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2009; US$ 17.95

    Adventure Teacher's Resource Guide includes: A Horse Called Courage, Planet Doom, The Terrible Orchid Sky, Up Rattler Mountain, Who Has Seen the Beast? The Teacher's Resource Guides contain 48-pages. Reproducible exercises including pre-reading activities to introduce story themes and vocabulary; crossword and hidden word puzzles; language... more...

  • Arc of the Medicine Lineby Anthony Rees

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 24.95

    The border between Canada and the United States- the longest undefended border in the world-was laid out in many stages over more than a century, but the biggest part of the job was the long, (mostly) straight line across the prairies. On September 18, 1872, a full five years after confederation, two large teams of army surveyors-one from each country-met... 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...

  • Travelers' Tales Alaskaby Bill Sherwonit; Andromeda Romano-Lax; Ellen Bielawski

    Travelers' Tales 2011; US$ 22.00

    Explore America's last frontier with a cabal of experienced guides to witness the Inupiat taking of a bowhead whale, follow the seasons of commercial fisherfolk, sail the Inside Passage, and flight-see with bush pilots around Denali. The Land of the Midnight Sun has its share of surprises as well, including an entire town that lives in a single World... 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...

  • Moon Oregonby Judy Jewell; W. C. McRae

    Avalon Travel 2012; US$ 21.99

    Outdoors enthusiasts and Portland residents Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae offer unique insight into Oregon's many offerings, from its lush forests and deep river canyons to its award-winning wines and friendly cities. Jewell and McRae include unique trip strategies that connect with travelers? specific interests, such Natural History Road Trip, Eastern... more...