Southern California: an Island on the Land

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Gibbs Smith, 1946 - Travel - 387 pages
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Packed With Magnificent Material On Southern California's Galaxy of Person Alities, This Book Provides Insights Into Subjects Ranging From The Origins Hollywood To The Flowering of International-Style Architecture. and It Does That By Looking At Personalities As Diverse As Helen Hunt Jackson To Aimee Semple McPherson, Huntington The Finan- Cier To Hatfield The Rainmaker.

  

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User Review  - DavidRainey - LibraryThing

Loved this book. It takes you back to before urban sprawl, when there were still orange groves in the area. It's quite a shock when you compare the author's So. California to what it is today. Read full review

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User Review  - Jon Boorstin - Goodreads

Though it was written in the 1940's, this is the essential book on Southern California. McWilliams writes clearly and eloquently, and as a reporter and government official, he has a broad and deep ... Read full review

Contents

I
3
II
21
III
49
IV
70
V
84
VI
96
VII
113
VIII
138
XI
205
XII
227
XIII
249
XIV
273
XV
314
XVI
330
XVII
350
XVIII
371

IX
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X
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