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  • Mexiforniaby Victor Davis Hanson

    Encounter Books 2016; US$ 17.99

    Victor Davis Hanson locates the cause of our immigration quagmire in the opportunistic coalition that stymies immigration reform and, even worse, stifles any honest discussion of the present crisis. Conservative corporations, contractors and agribusiness demand cheap wage labor from Mexico, whatever the social consequences. Meanwhile, progressive?... more...

  • The Latinos of Asiaby Anthony Ocampo

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    Is race only about the color of your skin? In The Latinos of Asia , Anthony Christian Ocampo shows that what "color" you are depends largely on your social context. Filipino Americans, for example, helped establish the Asian American movement and are classified by the U.S. Census as Asian. But the legacy of Spanish colonialism in the Philippines... more...

  • Right Out of Californiaby Kathryn S. Olmsted

    The New Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    In a major reassessment of modern conservatism, noted historian Kathryn S. Olmsted reexamines the explosive labor disputes in the agricultural fields of Depression-era California, the cauldron that inspired a generation of artists and writers and that triggered the intervention of FDR?s New Deal. Right Out of California tells how this brief moment... more...

  • Sidewalkingby David L. Ulin

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    In Sidewalking , David L. Ulin offers a compelling inquiry into the evolving landscape of Los Angeles. Part personal narrative, part investigation of the city as both idea and environment, Sidewalking is many things: a discussion of Los Angeles as urban space, a history of the city?s built environment, a meditation on the author?s relationship to... more...

  • 10,000 Steps a Day in Paul Haddad

    Santa Monica Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.: 52 Walking Adventures is for urban adventurers with a passion for healthy living who are also hungry to explore L.A.?s hidden, unsung, and sometimes quirky side. This unique guidebook provides everything readers need to venture out and tackle the city?s 500 square miles. The book is based on a concept that first took... more...

  • Coming into the Countryby John McPhee

    Daunt Books 2015; US$ 16.99

    ?John McPhee is celebrated in America and all but unknown in this country. The volume I love most is Coming into the Country, an account of Alaska and the Alaskans. His genius is that he can write about anything.? - Robert Macfarlane In this unforgettable and astutely observed travel account, Pulitzer Prize-winner John McPhee journeys into the wild... more...

  • Juan de Fuca's Straitby Barry Gough

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 32.99

    The tale begins in sixteenth-century Venice, when explorer Juan de Fuca encountered English merchant Michael Lok and relayed a fantastic story of a marine passageway that connected the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This tale would be the catalyst for centuries of dreaming, and exacerbate English and Spanish rivalry. The search for the fabled Northwest... more...

  • Your Yosemiteby Robert O. Binnewies

    White Cloud Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    Mention of Yosemite conjures images of mighty waterfalls and soaring granite cliffs. Millions of people have visited Yosemite; millions more have seen images captured by Ansel Adams and other renowned artists. Indigenous peoples knew of Yosemite for thousands of years before it was discovered? and invaded during the California Gold Rush. Since that... more...

  • Secret Walksby Charles Fleming

    Santa Monica Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles is a sequel to the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles , and features another collection of exciting urban walks through parks, canyons, and neighborhoods unknown and unseen by most Angelinos. Each walk is rated for duration, distance,... more...

  • Rhythm of the Wildby Kim Heacox

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Rhythm of the Heart is a compelling memoir about Kim Heacox?s 30+ year relationship with the most iconic landscape in Alaska, a sister book to his 2005 Lyons book The Only Kayak , a PEN USA Literary Award finalist now in its seventh printing. Woven throughout the personal narrative will be stories on the human and natural histories of the Denali... more...