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  • Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

    Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story
    av Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781451662443

    In his signature larger-than-life style, Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall is a revealing self-portrait of his illustrious, controversial, and truly unique life. The greatest immigrant success story of our time. His story is unique, and

  • The Woman Warrior

    The Woman Warrior
    av Kingston Maxine Hong

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780679721888

    A first-generation Chinese-American woman recounts growing up in America within a tradition-bound Chinese family, and confronted with Chinese ghosts from the past and non-Chinese ghosts of the present

  • Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

    Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
    av Firoozeh Dumas

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812968378

    An autobiography of growing up as an Iranian-American describes the author's family's 1971 move from Iran to Southern California, the members of her diverse family, and their struggle with culture shock.

  • Full Service

    Full Service
    av Scotty Bowers

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780802120557

    Now the subject of the hit documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, praised by Vanity Fair as "full of revelations" and Entertainment Weekly as "deliciously salacious," Full Service is the remarkable true story of Scotty Bowers, the "…

  • The Woman in the Zoot Suit

    The Woman in the Zoot Suit
    av Catherine S. Ramirez

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780822343035

    The Mexican American woman zoot suiter, or pachuca, often wore a V-neck sweater or a long, broad-shouldered coat, a knee-length pleated skirt, fishnet stockings or bobby socks, platform heels or saddle shoes, dark lipstick, and a bouffant. Or she do…

  • The Woman in the Zoot Suit

    The Woman in the Zoot Suit
    av Catherine S. Ramirez

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780822342861

    The Mexican American woman zoot suiter, or pachuca, often wore a V-neck sweater or a long, broad-shouldered coat, a knee-length pleated skirt, fishnet stockings or bobby socks, platform heels or saddle shoes, dark lipstick, and a bouffant. Or she do…

  • Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad

    Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad
    av Firoozeh Dumas

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780345499578

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "There's such warmth to Dumas' writing that it invites the reader to pull up a seat at her table and smile right along with her at the quirks of her family and Iranians and Americans in general."--Booklist In the New Yor…

  • Who Was Harvey Milk?

    Who Was Harvey Milk?
    av Corinne A. Grinapol, Who Hq

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781524792794

    Learn about one of the most influential leaders in the fight for gay rights. Although he started out as a teacher without aspirations to be an activist or politician, Harvey Milk found himself captivated by the history-making movements of the 1960s.…

  • Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival

    Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival
    av Norman Ollestad

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061766787

    Destined to stand with other classic true stories of man against nature--Into Thin Air and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer; Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm--Crazy for the Storm is a literary triumph.Norman Olstead's New York Times bestselling mem…

  • Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival

    Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival
    av Norman Ollestad

    CD-bok - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061774454

    "Breathtaking....Crazy for the Storm will keep you up late into the night." --Washington Post Book World Norman Olstead's New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy for the Storm is the story of the harrowing plane crash the author miraculously survive…

  • North Star

    North Star
    av Peter Camejo

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781931859929

    A first-generation US citizen of Venezuelan descent, Peter Camejo traversed the liberal American political landscape, from the Socialist Workers to the Green Party, running for Governor of California on numerous occasions as well as being selected a…

  • Fire This Time

    Fire This Time
    av Gerald Horne

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780306807923

    In August 1965 the predominantly black neighbourhood of Watts in Los Angeles erupted in flames and violence following an incident of police brutality. The official death toll was thirty-four property losses reached hundreds of millions of dollars bu…

  • The Haight

    The Haight
    av Joel Selvin

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781608873630

    Covering one of the most unforgettable moments in modern history--and including striking images of twentieth-century icons such as Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsburg, Grace Slick, and more--The Haight is an indispen…

  • Donner Dinner Party (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #3)

    Donner Dinner Party (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #3)
    av Nathan Hale

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781419708565

    The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives…

  • Hollywood

    Hollywood
    av Keegan Allen

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250086020

    The actor, photographer, and bestselling author reveals the Hollywood we see - and the one we don't - with a photography narrative featuring more than 250 emotionally charged colour and black and white photos.Keegan Allen is a Hollywood native, grow…

  • This Is San Francisco

    This Is San Francisco
    av Miroslav Sasek

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780789309624

    A pictorial tour of the city by the Golden Gate, presenting drawings of its hills, cable cars, harbor, bridges, market areas, and flower stalls.

  • Farming the Home Place: A Japanese Community in California, 1919-1982

    Farming the Home Place: A Japanese Community in California, 1919-1982
    av Valerie J. Matsumoto

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801420740

    In 1919, against a backdrop of a long history of anti-Asian nativism, a handful of Japanese families established Cortez Colony in a bleak pocket of the San Joachin Valley. Valerie Matsumoto chronicles conflicts within the community as well as obstac…

  • Sacramento's Land Park

    Sacramento's Land Park
    av Jocelyn Munroe Isidro

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780738529653

    Sacramento wasn t always so proud of the area now called Land Park. In fact, due to a notorious roadhouse at Sutterville and Riverside roads, the city took great pains to distance itself from here in the early days, calling the roadhouse and environ…

  • Imperial San Francisco, With a New Preface

    Imperial San Francisco, With a New Preface
    av Gray Brechin

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520250086

    First published in 1999, this celebrated history of San Francisco traces the exploitation of both local and distant regions by prominent families - the Hearsts, de Youngs, Spreckelses, and others - who gained power through mining, ranching, water an…

  • A Short History of Sonoma

    A Short History of Sonoma
    av Lynn Downey

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780874179125

    Sonoma is one of Northern California's most desirable places to live and a popular tourist destination, combining small-town charm, a colourful past, and its current role as the hub of one of the world's premier wine-producing regions. A Short Histo…

  • American Alchemy

    American Alchemy
    av Brian Roberts

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780807848562

    California during the gold rush was a place of disputed claims, shoot-outs, gambling halls, and prostitution; a place populated by that rough and rebellious figure, the forty-niner; in short, a place that seems utterly unconnected to middle-class cu…

  • Forgotten Foster Park

    Forgotten Foster Park
    av Gwen Alferes

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781467132770

    Surrounded by steeply sloped hillsides, Foster Park was a tiny rural community that took shape during the oil boom of the 1920s. It was situated at a bend on Highway 33 adjacent to Foster Memorial Park, for which it was named. Among the 50 or so hom…

  • Death Valley

    Death Valley
    av Robert P. Palazzo

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780738558240

    Death Valley, its harsh and rugged landscape established a national monument in 1933 and named a national park in 1994, has long held a fascination for visitors, even before it became tourist friendly. Shortly after the first visit of nonnative inha…

  • El Dorado (Lost Worlds and Mysterious Civilizations)

    El Dorado (Lost Worlds and Mysterious Civilizations)
    av Abrams

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781604139754

    El Dorado, the South American Lost City of Gold, became a siren call for Spanish conquistadores eager to obtain fame and fortune by discovering the undiscoverable. Lives and fortunes were lost, reputations were made and lost, but El Dorado always se…

  • Alliance Rises in the West

    Alliance Rises in the West
    av Charlotte K. Sunseri

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780803299566

    Alliance Rises in the West documents the experiences of a company town at a critical moment in the rise of working-class consciousness in nineteenth-century California. Through archaeological research Charlotte K. Sunseri overcomes the silence of th…

  • Chronicles of Old Los Angeles

    Chronicles of Old Los Angeles
    av James Roman

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781940842004

    There s more to Los Angeles than lights, camera, action! From the city's early, devilish days populated by missionaries, robber barons, oil wells and orange groves, Chronicles of Old Los Angeles explains how the Wild West became the Left Coast. Lear…

  • Making the San Fernando Valley

    Making the San Fernando Valley
    av Laura R. Barraclough

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820336800

    In the first book-length scholarly study of the San Fernando Valley-home to one-third of the population of Los Angeles-Laura R. Barraclough combines ambitious historical sweep with an on-the-ground investigation of contemporary life in this iconic w…

  • Making the San Fernando Valley

    Making the San Fernando Valley
    av Laura R. Barraclough

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820335629

    In the first book-length scholarly study of the San Fernando Valley-home to one-third of the population of Los Angeles-Laura R. Barraclough combines ambitious historical sweep with an on-the-ground investigation of contemporary life in this iconic w…

  • 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.

    10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.
    av Paul Haddad

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781595800992

    Updated and Expanded Second Edition Features Six New Walking Adventures!10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. is for urban adventurers with a passion for healthy living who are also eager to explore Los Angeles-from its most legendary locations to its more hid…

  • East Contra Costa County

    East Contra Costa County
    av Carol A. Jensen, East Contra Costa Historical Society

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780738547749

    Ho for California The terminus of the first overland immigrant pack train destined for California was John Marsh's adobe, Brentwood. Since 1841, East Contra Costa County has been a grain and fruit basket to the world, a recreational playground for r…

  • Livermore

    Livermore
    av Livermore Heritage Guild, John Christian

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780738596976

    Mid-century Livermore saw a demographic shift from farms and ranches to suburbanization and continuing support of the existing health care industry, New Deal programs, a naval airbase, and two national laboratories. The health care industry flourish…

  • The Californios

    The Californios
    av Hunt Janin

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476663036

    Before the Gold Rush of 1848-1858, Alta (Upper) California was an isolated cattle frontier-and home to a colorful group of Spanish speaking, non-indigenous people known as Californios. Profiting from the forced labor of large numbers of local Indian…

  • Here is Where I Walk

    Here is Where I Walk
    av Leslie Carol Roberts

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781948908078

    While living in the Presidio National Park, Leslie Carol Roberts became enchanted with the park's 125-year old forest, native plant and habitat restoration, serpentine rock formations, and wild beaches just outside the Golden Gate. Roberts unearths…

  • "This Land Was Mexican Once"

    "This Land Was Mexican Once"
    av Linda Heidenreich

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780292716346

    The territory of Napa County, California, contains more than grapevines. The deepest roots belong to Wappo-speaking peoples, a group whose history has since been buried by the stories of Spanish colonizers, Californios (today's Latinos), African Ame…

  • The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time

    The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time
    av Peter M. Field

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781634990929

    The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time is a brief history of a neighborhood known to early San Franciscans as St. Ann's Valley. The story of this once-placid piece of real estate provides us with a fascinating microcosm of urban histo…

  • Pacifica

    Pacifica
    av Chris Hunter, Bill Drake, Pacifica Historical Society

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780738520681

    Predominantly built as a "bedroom" community for the San Francisco Bay Area, Pacifica's rich and diverse heritage stretches back to the Spanish explorers of the 17th century. Captured here in over 200 vintage images is a tribute to this coastal comm…

  • San Francisco's Chinatown

    San Francisco's Chinatown
    av Dick Evans

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781597145206

    "...a marvelous book and a great contribution to Chinatown, the Chinese-American community, and to the world community. I am amazed at your photography, your appreciation of color, your mastery of framing, your adventurousness in perspectives...it a…

  • Santa Ana 1940-2007

    Santa Ana 1940-2007
    av Roberta A. Reed, Santa Ana Historical Preservation Societ

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780738558349

  • Rush to Gold

    Rush to Gold
    av Malcolm J. Rohrbough

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780300181401

    The California Gold Rush began in 1848 and incited many "wagons west." However, only half of the 300,000 gold seekers traveled by land. The other half traveled by sea. And it's the story of this second group that interests Malcolm Rohrbough in his a…

  • Vida Total: Mi Historia Increíble

    Vida Total: Mi Historia Increíble
    av Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Häftad - 2012 - Spanska - ISBN: 9781476704982

    LA MEJOR HISTORIA DE INMIGRACI N DE NUESTROS TIEMPOS Su historia es nica, divertida, y en estas p ginas la cuenta de manera brillante. Naci durante un a o de hambruna en un peque o pueblo de Austria, hijo de un jefe de polic a muy austero. So aba co…

  • The Archaeology of CA-Mno-2122

    The Archaeology of CA-Mno-2122
    av Brooke S. Arkush

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520097933

    CA-Mno-2122 is an extensive, multi-component site complex in the Mono Lake basin of east-central California containing 31 native encampments and 4 wing traps dating between A.D. 500 and 1900. This archeological study of the site provides important i…

  • Greetings from Pasadena

    Greetings from Pasadena
    av Mary L. Martin

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780764328527

    Take a historical journey to Pasadena, California, through rare views of vintage postcards spanning the early 1900s through the 1960s. See how this city in the suburbs of Los Angeles offered Californians entertainment, beautiful sights, and a place…

  • Joining the California Gold Rush: A This or That Debate

    Joining the California Gold Rush: A This or That Debate
    av Jessica Rusick

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781496687906

    After gold was discovered in California in 1848, thousands of people rushed there to strike it rich. They faced tough choices at every turn. Now the choices are yours. Would you rather use the slower method of panning for gold or use a more dangerou…

  • Joining the California Gold Rush: A This or That Debate

    Joining the California Gold Rush: A This or That Debate
    av Jessica Rusick

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781496683922

    After gold was discovered in California in 1848, thousands of people rushed there to strike it rich. They faced tough choices at every turn. Now the choices are yours. Would you rather use the slower method of panning for gold or use a more dangerou…

  • California Dreaming

    California Dreaming
    av Ronald A Wells

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781532602382

  • California Dreaming

    California Dreaming
    av Ronald A Wells

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781532602405

  • The California Gold Rush and the '49ers

    The California Gold Rush and the '49ers
    av Jean F. Blashfield

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781515771395

    Try your luck, and search for your fortune in California Follow the joy and heartbreak of the '49ers during the California Gold Rush.

  • The California Gold Rush and the '49ers

    The California Gold Rush and the '49ers
    av Jean F. Blashfield

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781515771166

    Try your luck, and search for your fortune in California Follow the joy and heartbreak of the '49ers during the California Gold Rush.

  • Mukat's People

    Mukat's People
    av Lowell John Bean

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520026278

    From the Introduction by Lowell J. Bean:An apparent dichotomy exists in scientific circles concerning the role of religion and belief systems and a similar dichotomy exists among anthropological theorists. Two assumptions seem to prevail: ritual and…

  • Three Valleys of the Tehachapi: Bear, Brite, and Cummings

    Three Valleys of the Tehachapi: Bear, Brite, and Cummings
    av Gloria Hine Gossard

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780738530260

    West of the city of Tehachapi is situated a trio of alpine valleys cutting through a landscape where the gods tightened the drawstrings between Central and Southern California. At this meeting place of the Mojave Desert, the Sierra Nevada, San Joaqu…

  • Mountain of Paradise

    Mountain of Paradise
    av Josef Chytry

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433123221

    Mountain of Paradise challenges conventional taxonomies of world civilizations by introducing a new and formidable candidate: the civilization of Greater California presently incubating as the evolution of California into a veritable "nation-state"…

  • The Golden Road: Notes on My Gentrification

    The Golden Road: Notes on My Gentrification
    av Caille Millner

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780143112976

    The true story of a remarkable young woman's struggle to find a home in the world Caille Millner is a rising star on the literary scene. A graduate of Harvard University, she was first published at age sixteen and was recently named one of Columbia…

  • Harvey Milk

    Harvey Milk
    av Lillian Faderman

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780300248555

    A lively and engaging biography of the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States, a man fiercely committed to protecting all minorities Harvey Milk-eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck-was elected to the San Francisco Bo…

  • Harvey Milk

    Harvey Milk
    av Lillian Faderman

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780300222616

    From the prizewinning Jewish Lives series, a lively and engaging biography of the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States, a man fiercely committed to protecting all minorities Harvey Milk-eloquent, charismatic, and a smar…

  • Gilroy

    Gilroy
    av Claudia Salewske

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780738528601

  • Before L.A.

    Before L.A.
    av David Samuel Torres-Rouff

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780300141238

    David Torres-Rouff significantly expands borderlands history by examining the past and original urban infrastructure of one of America's most prominent cities; its social, spatial, and racial divides and boundaries; and how it came to be the Los Ang…

  • Disasters and Heroic Rescues of California: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival

    Disasters and Heroic Rescues of California: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival
    av Ray Jones, Joseph Lubow

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780762738229