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  • 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...

  • Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915by Kevin Starr

    Oxford University Press, USA 1973; US$ 39.99

    Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks to discover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of the country. more...

  • 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...

  • The Rough Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Areaby Nick Edwards

    Rough Guides 2013; US$ 19.99

    Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area is the ultimate travel guide to the colourful Californian capital and its stunning surroundings. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives... 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...

  • 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...