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370 pages

California, a history

Creator: Kevin Starr | History - 2005

A definitive, single-volume history of the Golden State ranges from the earliest Native American cultures, through the Spanish and Mexican eras, the Gold Rush, and rise of Hollywood, to the twenty-first century, chronicling the events, ...

Publisher: Random House, Inc.

About this book
California has always been our Shangri-la–the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State’s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California’s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially American and utterly unique.Arguing that America’s most populous state has always been blessed with both spectacular natural beauty and astonishing human diversity, Starr unfolds a rapid-fire epic of discovery, innovation, catastrophe, and triumph. For generations, California’s native peoples basked in the abundance of a climate and topography eminently suited to human habitation. By the time the Spanish arrived in the early sixteenth century, there were scores of autonomous tribes were thriving in the region. Though conquest was rapid, nearly two centuries passed before Spain exerted control over upper California through the chain of missions that stand to this day.The discovery of gold in January 1848 changed everything. With population increasing exponentially as get-rich-quick dreamers converged from all over the world, California reinvented itself overnight. Starr deftly traces the successive waves of innovation and calamity that have broken over the state since then–the incredible wealth of the Big Four railroad tycoons and the devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906; the emergence of Hollywood as the world’s entertainment capital and of Silicon Valley as the center of high-tech research and development; the heroic irrigation and transportation projects that have altered the face of the region; the role of labor, both organized and migrant, in key industries from agriculture to aerospace.Kevin Starr has devoted his career to the history of his beloved state, but he has never lost his sense of wonder over California’s sheer abundance and peerless variety. This one-volume distillation of a lifetime’s work gathers together everything that is most important, most fascinating, and most revealing about our greatest state.



328 pages

California, America's high-stakes experiment

Creator: Peter Schrag | Political Science - 2006-04-20

This is an incisive, pointed analysis of the current shape and texture of California and what it means for our national agenda. "Once again, Peter Schrag asserts himself as a perceptive and courageous commentator.

Publisher: Univ of California Pr

About this book
Peter Schrag takes on the big issues--immigration, globalization, and the impact of California's politics on its quality of life--in this dynamic account of the Golden State's struggle to recapture the American dream. In the past half-century, California has been both model and anti-model for the nation and often the world, first in its high level of government and public services--schools, universities, highways--more lately for its dysfunctional government, deteriorating services, and sometimes regressive public policies. Schrag's incisive analysis of the state's political, demographic, and fiscal realities vividly demonstrates that it has been struggling with a range of problems for a generation. The author deftly shows that California's ability to forge its culturally and ethnically diverse population into a successful democracy will be of crucial importance not only to America, but to the world. He also explains how many current "solutions" exacerbate the very problems they're supposed to solve and analyzes a variety of possible state and federal policy alternatives to restore accountable government and a vital democracy to the nation's largest state and world's fifth largest economy. Among the issues that Schrag tackles: The impact of Latino and Asian immigration and the emergence of California as the first large majority minority state The globalization of California's economy and culture The growing reliance of voters on the initiative, referendum, and recall processes The increasing instability of elected government California as cultural avant-garde, from hippies to gay marriage Peter Schrag takes on the big issues--immigration, globalization, and the impact of California's politics on its quality of life--in this dynamic account of the Golden State's struggle to recapture the American dream. In the past half-century, California has been both model and anti-model for the nation and often the world, first in its high level of government and public services--schools, universities, highways--more lately for its dysfunctional government, deteriorating services, and sometimes regressive public policies. Schrag's incisive analysis of the state's political, demographic, and fiscal realities vividly demonstrates that it has been struggling with a range of problems for a generation. The author deftly shows that California's ability to forge its culturally and ethnically diverse population into a successful democracy will be of crucial importance not only to America, but to the world. He also explains how many current "solutions" exacerbate the very problems they're supposed to solve and analyzes a variety of possible state and federal policy alternatives to restore accountable government and a vital democracy to the nation's largest state and world's fifth largest economy. Among the issues that Schrag tackles: The impact of Latino and Asian immigration and the emergence of California as the first large majority minority state The globalization of California's economy and culture The growing reliance of voters on the initiative, referendum, and recall processes The increasing instability of elected government California as cultural avant-garde, from hippies to gay marriage



84 pages

California

Creator: Kathy Pelta | History - 2001-12

Introduces the geography, history, people, industries, and environmental concerns of the Golden State.

Publisher: Lerner Pub Group

About this book
The completely revised and expanded Hello U.S.A. series takes you on a tour of the history, geography, people, economy, and environment of 25 states and Puerto Rico (with 26 additional books to be released by September 2002). Colorful photos, easy-to-read text, and fascinating sidebars provide the facts you need for research, reports, or even a cross-country trip.-- Completely up-to-date text and statistics, including 2000 U.S. census figures-- New maps, charts, and graphs-- New lists of related books and websites-- Expanded places to visit section-- State wildlife, state song, and recipe


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California (i/ˌkælɨˈfɔrnjə/) is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most populous U.S. state,[12] home to one out of eight people who live in the U.S., with a total of 38 million people, and it is the third largest state by area (after Alaska and Texas). California is bordered by Oregon ...

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California Home Page
Official site. Government page links to state laws, elected officials, agencies and departments, and sites for cities and counties in the state.


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  • Little, Brown and Company

    California: A Novel

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    Rating (202 reviews):
    (3.0/5)
    Little, Brown and Company

    Overrated

    This dystopian story follows married couple Cal and Frida in the middle of the 21st century, who left LA following a slow and steady apocalypse, as the country was running out of food, supplies, and supportable habitation. The Internet dried up, and the scramble to peaceably and comfortably exist was running on empty. Although it doesn't state definitively what occurred, it is evident that climactic conditions and carbon footprints were involved."...LA's chewed-up streets or its shuttered stores or its sagging houses. All those dead lawns...people starving on the sidewalks...the city wasn't just sick, it was dying."Cal and Frida live in a remote landscape in solitude, until they find one family a bit further away. But, when Frida determines that she is pregnant, they decide to venture out into a more established community that they learn about from their new friends. Having to rely on each other for all their emotional needs can be dicey; periodically, the... 3/5 "switterbug" Betsey Van Horn (Austin, Texas) - See all my reviews, July 8, 2014

    Reads like a first draft

    I wanted to root for Edan Lepucki, I really did. In fact it’s taken me a while to write this because I always try to be supportive of debut female authors, but I just don’t feel like this book is getting the reviews that it deserves. In fact, I have to wonder if Colbert even read this book before he gave it the endorsement that changed the author’s course for the rest of her life. Without exaggeration, this is one of the most poorly written books I have read in over five years. The entire first half takes place in flashbacks—leaving one to wonder if the book was edited at all. The book’s main characters are tepid and boring, completely lacking the fighting instinct that would allow them to survive this kind of setting, and also transform them from one-dimensional characters into actual human beings whose struggles supersede the page. Nothing happens in this novel. Nothing. The entire first half is dedicated to a married couple who make up for... 1/5 Elderfish - See all my reviews This review is from: California: A Novel (Hardcover) I wanted to root for Edan Lepucki, I really did. In fact it’s taken me a while to write this because I always try to be supportive of debut female authors, but I just don’t feel like this book is getting the reviews that it deserves. In fact, I have to wonder if Colbert even read this book before he gave it the endorsement that changed the author’s course for the rest of her life. Without exaggeration, this is one of the most poorly written books I have read in over five years. The entire first half takes place in flashbacks—leaving one to wonder if the book was edited at all. The book’s main characters are tepid and boring, completely lacking the fighting instinct that would allow them to survive this kind of setting, and also transform them from one-dimensional characters into actual human beings whose struggles supersede the page. Nothing happens in this novel. Nothing. The entire first half is dedicated to a married couple who make up for... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 24, 2014

    Truly Awful

    This was a great concept, poorly executed. Fleeing Los Angeles, a yuppie couple settles into an abandoned cabin in the woods in a "living off the land," cell phone free, technology free, post meltdown world. Unfortunately, the book simply does not hang together - when the couple meets some neighbors, it appears they will have fellow drop outs to befriend. In a bizarre plot turn, the couple are once again alone, except for a trader on horseback who comes through monthly to sell or bargain for provisions.In a desperate state, since they have zero survival skills, the couple decide to follow the trader, suspecting his destination is a place rumored to be a fenced in, self imposed prison-like compound which has food and some sort of social structure. Once inside the compound, this book runs off the rails by inserting one of the silliest plot devices imaginable. This book reads like a hastily written television movie for a cable channel as the "compound" is essentially a... 1/5 Drwo - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California: A Novel (Kindle Edition) This was a great concept, poorly executed. Fleeing Los Angeles, a yuppie couple settles into an abandoned cabin in the woods in a "living off the land," cell phone free, technology free, post meltdown world. Unfortunately, the book simply does not hang together - when the couple meets some neighbors, it appears they will have fellow drop outs to befriend. In a bizarre plot turn, the couple are once again alone, except for a trader on horseback who comes through monthly to sell or bargain for provisions.In a desperate state, since they have zero survival skills, the couple decide to follow the trader, suspecting his destination is a place rumored to be a fenced in, self imposed prison-like compound which has food and some sort of social structure. Once inside the compound, this book runs off the rails by inserting one of the silliest plot devices imaginable. This book reads like a hastily written television movie for a cable channel as the "compound" is essentially a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 17, 2014
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  • California Baby

    California Baby Calendula Cream (4oz)

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    Don't use the new formulated cream

    0 1/5 Avid Reader - See all my reviews This review is from: California Baby Calendula Cream (4oz) (Baby Product) We have been using this cream since my daughter was born years ago. It worked great on her. But she started to complain burning last year whenever we put it on her. We didn't believe her at first because she was always difficult with lotion and soap. When she screamed in tears for 10 minutes, we started to suspect she somehow had developed allergy to the lotion. We washed the cream off her hands and put Kiss my face honey calendula on her instead. She stopped crying immediately. It never occurred to us that the cream was the culprit. Our another child continued using it until we saw blisters popping out in front of our eyes after one application. After reading reviews, we now know the cream has been reformulated. I can't believe we have been harming our kids for so long just because of our blind trust of California Baby 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 30, 2014

    REFORMULATED!!!!

    Reformulation on California Baby Calendula Cream Be Aware: In the old formulation, water and calendula were the first two ingredients -- the new formula Calendula is the 8TH INGREDIENT - water, caprylic capric triglyceride, cetyl alcohol, stearic acid, glycerin USP, cetearyl olivate and sorbitan olivate, canola oil and FINALLY Calendula! This formulation is much cheaper for the company and yet they still charge an avg. of $5 an ounce!! I'm pretty outraged -- if you use California Baby please let them know how you feel about this change in formulation and look to make sure the products YOU use haven't also been reformulated. ---- Please note that my son who has severe eczema used to have NO skin reaction to the old formula and now he has pain on application and redness in his skin for up to an hour after it's applied.I also want to note that it wasn't until my son started reacting to it that I even compared the labels --- no notification of reformulation on the new... 1/5 A. Redmer "SafeatHome" (Virginia Beach, VA) - See all my reviews, December 3, 2011

    OUCH! STAY AWAY FROM NEW FORMULA!

    0 1/5 glamourmom - See all my reviews This review is from: California Baby Calendula Cream, 2 oz (Health and Beauty) Stay away from the new formula (the new formula is in the new package with a sunface on the front towards the bottom). At first Cal Baby denied changing the formula, but recently they came out and admitted to reformulating. Sadly, this one time miracle-worker burns my family's skin leaving me looking for another brand. Stay away from this one parents! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 23, 2012
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  • Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet California's Best Trips (Travel Guide)

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  • California Baby

    California Baby Shampoo & Bodywash - Calendula - 8.5 oz

    Health and Beauty (California Baby)

    Rating (45 reviews):
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    California Baby

    CHOOSE THE BEST FOR YOUR BABY/CHILD

    I didn't know much about baby products when I first had my son. My son had really bad eczma as an infant and I tried a huge variety of products- trying to find something that worked. I finally stumbled on California Baby's Calendula Cream (which I highly recommend getting as well!) which cleared up his eczema in just a day or two! I also use it for his diaper area, and have not had a diaper rash problem since. Then one day he started having a scalp problem, and I found the California Baby Calendula Shampoo & Bodywash. The problem went away immediately after starting to use the product! I now only buy California Baby products for my son. I use their creams, shampoos, lotions, and sunscreen. Please use only natural products on your child as well! Check to see a product's potential harm on cosmeticdatabase.com. I also use a lot of California Baby products on myself because it is not limited to only babies and children. I highly recommend this product and other California Baby... 5/5 Proud mom in WA - See all my reviews I didn't know much about baby products when I first had my son. My son had really bad eczma as an infant and I tried a huge variety of products- trying to find something that worked. I finally stumbled on California Baby's Calendula Cream (which I highly recommend getting as well!) which cleared up his eczema in just a day or two! I also use it for his diaper area, and have not had a diaper rash problem since. Then one day he started having a scalp problem, and I found the California Baby Calendula Shampoo & Bodywash. The problem went away immediately after starting to use the product! I now only buy California Baby products for my son. I use their creams, shampoos, lotions, and sunscreen. Please use only natural products on your child as well! Check to see a product's potential harm on cosmeticdatabase.com. I also use a lot of California Baby products on myself because it is not limited to only babies and children. I highly recommend this product and other California Baby... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 23, 2010

    Great for Whole Family!

    My husband, myself, and my six month old all use this as our daily shampoo, face wash (except the baby), and body wash. We all have very sensitive skin. None of us get irritated skin from any California Baby product.ProsI used to get occasional break outs, but not anymore. (I also use the Diaper Area Wash as a toner and the Super Sensitive Lotion as my moisturizer).It keeps our skin soft.My daughter no longer gets baby acne (diagnosed by her NP) on her scalp.ConsI don't much care for the smell, but it works so well that I don't let it bother me.Update:There are several things I forgot to mention about this product:-It DOES lather (as do their bubble baths and other shampoos)! Just make sure your child's hair (or yours) is completely wet all the way through, get your hands slightly damp, and lather IN YOUR HANDS before putting it on your child's (or your own) scalp. This works great for... 5/5 Morgannin "Eco-friendly mom" (Spokane, WA) - See all my reviews My husband, myself, and my six month old all use this as our daily shampoo, face wash (except the baby), and body wash. We all have very sensitive skin. None of us get irritated skin from any California Baby product.ProsI used to get occasional break outs, but not anymore. (I also use the Diaper Area Wash as a toner and the Super Sensitive Lotion as my moisturizer).It keeps our skin soft.My daughter no longer gets baby acne (diagnosed by her NP) on her scalp.ConsI don't much care for the smell, but it works so well that I don't let it bother me.Update:There are several things I forgot to mention about this product:-It DOES lather (as do their bubble baths and other shampoos)! Just make sure your child's hair (or yours) is completely wet all the way through, get your hands slightly damp, and lather IN YOUR HANDS before putting it on your child's (or your own) scalp. This works great for... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 12, 2012

    good for dry skin or eczema

    0 5/5 addisonsmom - See all my reviews Use this for my dd that has super dry skin & eczema. Doesn't dry out her sensitive skin! Not the best on her scalp for the cradle cap, but won't make it worse either. Definitely would try if you are looking for something for dry or sensitive skin. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 4, 2011
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  • Sasquatch Books

    California

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    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Sasquatch Books

    Looks for the details in nature

    The book "California" is filled with many photos of various areas in California----some of the standard or usual places like Yosemite, etc. But many are of off-the-beaten-path areas that many people would not recognize as being California. I bought the book for photos of the few places I've visited and the only short-coming I can list for this book is that I was hoping for photos of more, well-known areas or a "classic" California. The book has photos of animals and closeups of items in nature that are interesting but could have been taken anywhere. I think the author was bored with the usual and went one step further, hoping the readers would appreciate details in nature. I did appreciate the book and it was worth the money but would have enjoyed more of the beautiful, classic sites---such as, McWay falls, better variations of photos of Pt. Lobos, the outstanding views you find in the deserts instead of closeups of desert plants, etc. My comments... 4/5 Jerry Hughes - See all my reviews, March 19, 2004

    Beautiful

    0 5/5 Barbara Westlake-Kenny (ODENVILLE, AL, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California (Hardcover) This is a beautiful coffee-table style book that will make anyone with a pulse want to visit California. We are already planning another trip to this uniquely beautiful state. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 28, 2013

    Continuing an impressive cycle of photographic travelogues

    This book, along with its companions in the series, is a marvellous record of a photographically rewarding part of America.As a photographer living in the UK and most unlikely to visit this area of the world, I have found the series to be photographically inspiring as well as being educational in a most enjoyable way. However, I note that local residents or visitors to the area have found the photographs to be too selective to be completely useful as a reference work. I simply do not know enough of the area to judge the book on that basis so that assessment will need to be left to those with more specific knowledge of the area and with particular local requirements of the imaging.Art Wolfe's photography seems to have that priceless combination of technical excellence coupled with creative imagination. This turns fine photographs into fine works of art. As such, in my opinion, I would expect these books to be rewarding on a number of complementary levels for... 5/5 I. Giles (Argyll, Scotland) - See all my reviews, July 7, 2012
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  • Cottonage

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  • Fodor's

    Fodor's California 2014 (Full-color Travel Guide)

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    Rating (5 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Fodor's

    Very comprehensive and informative guide to California

    I live in California (in the SF bay area) so I bought this book not for planning a vacation, but for use in little weekend trips and to make sure I check off everything I want to see in this vast and diverse state while I live here. For the most part, I've been really impressed by the book, although I do think there are some organization flaws and some omissions, despite the long length.I think the book is generally very well organized, going along the coast from San Diego to the Redwoods and then inland from Southern to Northern California, but it irks me that Big Sur is grouped with Santa Barbara and comes before Channel Islands National Park, which is actually south of Santa Barbara and way, way south of Big Sur. I personally would have grouped Channel Islands with Santa Barbara/Ventura and then put San Luis Opisbo and Big Sur together in the Central Coast section, but even grouping it the way they did the Channel Islands chapter is out of order. Otherwise, I think... 4/5 ahm5885 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's California 2014 (Full-color Travel Guide) (Paperback) I live in California (in the SF bay area) so I bought this book not for planning a vacation, but for use in little weekend trips and to make sure I check off everything I want to see in this vast and diverse state while I live here. For the most part, I've been really impressed by the book, although I do think there are some organization flaws and some omissions, despite the long length.I think the book is generally very well organized, going along the coast from San Diego to the Redwoods and then inland from Southern to Northern California, but it irks me that Big Sur is grouped with Santa Barbara and comes before Channel Islands National Park, which is actually south of Santa Barbara and way, way south of Big Sur. I personally would have grouped Channel Islands with Santa Barbara/Ventura and then put San Luis Opisbo and Big Sur together in the Central Coast section, but even grouping it the way they did the Channel Islands chapter is out of order. Otherwise, I think... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 23, 2014

    Excellent Guide Book

    0 5/5 GlassHalfFull (Wellesley, MA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Fodor's California 2014 (Full-color Travel Guide) (Paperback) We recently took a 2-week trip from San Francisco to San Diego, and we found this book to be abundantly helpful both with planning the trip and helping us plan side trips, restaurant visits, and various outings while on the trip. It is thorough and up-to-date, and has a large index to help find exactly what you are looking for. Excellent purchase! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 2, 2014

    California, Here I come!

    0 5/5 J. P. M. Smit (The Hague, Netherlands) - See all my reviews, May 21, 2014
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  • California Baby

    California Baby Calendula Bubble Bath - 13 oz

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    California Baby

    expensive but a great product

    0 5/5 Heather Rice (Washington, DC United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California Baby Calendula Bubble Bath - 13 oz (Baby Product) Go buy this from Target. They sell it at the best price. It's an amazing product. It's very concentrated and you can make a bottle last a while unless you're like me and enjoy playing with the bubble wand and blowing bubbles for your kid's bath. The scent is really nice and subtle and the formula is great for sensitive baby skin. I highly recommend...but buy it at Target. It's about $5 cheaper. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 12, 2013

    Smells Divine

    0 5/5 Arakashi "Arakashi" (New York) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California Baby Calendula Bubble Bath - 13 oz (Baby Product) This stuff smells magnificent. Baby has had no issues with it at all. And I love it (and take baths with it now too!). It's very very bubbly (a little goes a long way). 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 12, 2012

    Bubbles!

    0 5/5 jenny gubbin (Milwaukee, WI United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California Baby Calendula Bubble Bath - 13 oz (Baby Product) Suds are nice, product does not irritate baby's sensitive skin. Do not need much product for a nice bubble bath. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 17, 2013
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  • Modern Library

    California: A History (Modern Library Chronicles)

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    Rating (54 reviews):
    (3.6/5)
    Modern Library

    A quick .. too quick .. a read

    0 3/5 James V. Sylvester (Austin, TX) - See all my reviews, June 26, 2007

    Missing history

    0 1/5 Peter J. Brennan (Southern California) - See all my reviews, May 27, 2009

    Very big let down

    0 1/5 Palisades Reader "bruindude" (Pacific Palisades,, CA USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: California: A History (Hardcover) As a student of California history, I was looking forward to Starr's condensed account of the state's history. After all, he has written many books on various eras of California and there was every reason to rejoice over a shorter book to learn more. However, I was very disappointed in this error-prone, often dry and shallow account of our history. While it is a fast read and some of the facts were interesting (like how California got its name), Starr tends to write some of the more uninteresting history of his beloved and favored San Francisco and glosses over some of the more important history of Southern California, one of the largest metropolises on the planet. While I haven't read all of the books on California history, I would not recommend this one as the defining one for those who want to learn more about the Golden state. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 18, 2006
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