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  • The Streets of San Franciscoby Christopher Lowen Agee

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    During the Sixties the nation turned its eyes to San Francisco as the city's police force clashed with movements for free speech, civil rights, and sexual liberation. These conflicts on the street forced Americans to reconsider the role of the police officer in a democracy. In The Streets of San Francisco Christopher Lowen Agee explores the... more...

  • Four Boots-One Journeyby Jeff Alt

    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...

  • Power and Control in the Imperial Valleyby Benny J Andrés

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 86.00

    Power and Control in the Imperial Valley examines the evolution of irrigated farming in the Imperial-Mexicali Valley, an arid desert straddling the California?Baja California border. Bisected by the international boundary line, the valley drew American investors determined to harness the nearby Colorado River to irrigate a million acres on both... more...

  • Orange Countyby Gustavo Arellano

    Scribner 2008; US$ 18.99

    The story began in 1918, when Gustavo Arellano's great-grandfather and grandfather arrived in the United States, only to be met with flying potatoes. They ran, and hid, and then went to work in Orange County's citrus groves, where, eventually, thousands of fellow Mexican villagers joined them. Gustavo was born sixty years later, the son of a tomato... more...

  • Salt to Summitby Daniel Arnold

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 17.95

    From the depths of Death Valley, Daniel Arnold set out to reach Mount Whitney in a way no road or trail could take him. Anything manmade or designed to make travel easy was out. With a backpack full of empty two-liter bottles, and the remotest corners of desert before him, he began his toughest test yet of physical and mental endurance. Badwater... more...

  • Ndeh Ntumazahby Linus T. Asong; Simon Ndeh Chi

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 42.95

    This rich conversational auto-biography tells the story of the political life of Ndeh Ntumazah who was born in Mankon in 1926, spent the best part of his life suffering and sacrificing for the freedom of Cameroon, and died in London on January 21, 2010, at the age of 83, as President of the Union of the Populations of Cameroon (UPC). Ntumazah was a... more...

  • The Land of Little Rainby Mary Austin; Robert Hass

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    ?Between the high Sierras south from Yosemite?east and south over a very great assemblage of broken ranges beyond Death Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert? is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain. In this classic collection of meditations on the wonders of this region, Austin generously shares ?such news of the... more...

  • Popular Culture in the Age of White Flightby Eric Avila

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 28.95 US$ 23.16

    Los Angeles pulsed with economic vitality and demographic growth in the decades following World War II. This vividly detailed cultural history of L.A. from 1940 to 1970 traces the rise of a new suburban consciousness adopted by a generation of migrants who abandoned older American cities for Southern California's booming urban region. Eric Avila explores... more...

  • The Archaeology of Hollywoodby Paul Bahn

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • A Major soldierby Ted Bailey

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 13.99

    This is the story of Frank Bailey, a man whose ordinary demeanour in civilian life hid a record of active service and heroism in the Great War.He embarked on a 36-year long career with the Essex Regiment when he left his tiny rural community and enlisted a few weeks after the death of Queen Victoria. This remarkable journey took him far away from England... more...