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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 13 related to Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915.    

California: A History

Kevin Starr - History - 2007 - 400 pages
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 ...
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Inventing the Dream: California through the Progressive Era

Kevin Starr - History - 1985 - 416 pages
This second volume in Kevin Starr's passionate and ambitious cultural history of the Golden State focuses on the turn-of-the-century years and the emergence of Southern ...
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The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s

Kevin Starr - History - 2002 - 480 pages
Or the new breed of female star - Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, and the improbable Mae West - The Dream Endures is a brilliant social and cultural ...
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Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace, 1940-1950

Kevin Starr - History - 2003 - 416 pages
This volume deals with the years of World War II and after. In the 1940s California changed from a regional centre into the dominant economic, social and cultural force it has ...
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Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge

Kevin Starr - History - 2010 - 224 pages
The Golden Gate Bridge links the urbanity of San Francisco with the wild headlands of Marin County, as if to suggest the paradox of California and America itself-the place that ...
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Coast of Dreams

Kevin Starr - History - 2011 - 800 pages
In this extraordinary book, Kevin Starr–widely acknowledged as the premier historian of California, the scope of whose scholarship the Atlantic Monthly has called “breathtaking ...
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Endangered Dreams: The Great Depression in California

Kevin Starr - History - 1996 - 432 pages
California, Wallace Stegner observed, is like the rest of the United States, only more so. Indeed, the Golden State has always seemed to be a place where the hopes and fears of ...
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Material Dreams: Southern California through the 1920s

Kevin Starr - History - 1990 - 496 pages
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 ...
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The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s

Kevin Starr - History - 1997 - 496 pages
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 ...
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