Coast of Dreams. California on the Edge 1990 - 2003
gray spine lettered in gilt over lighter gray boards
by STARR Kevin
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Second printing. gray spine lettered in gilt over lighter gray boards. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (fine). Quarto. Illustrated with numerous photographs Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream and indeed one of the finest narrative historians writing today on any subject. His monumental cultural history “Americans and the California Dream” have been hailed as “mature, well-proportioned, and marvelously diverse (and diverting)” ... Now, in “Coast of Dreams” Starr probes the possible collapse of the California dream in the years 1990-2003. In a series of compelling chapters, "Coast of Dreams" moves through a variety of topics that show the California of the last decade, when the state was sometimes stumbling, sometimes humbled, more often, flourishing with its usual panache ... . (Inventory #: 33463)
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