Endangered Dreams. The Great Depression in California
first editionblack cloth spine lettered in silver over brown boards
by STARR Kevin
New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. First edition. black cloth spine lettered in silver over brown boards. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (fine). Quarto. Illustrated with 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).” Kevin Starr is the State Librarian of California/ He also holds the rank of University Professor in the Department of History of the University of Southern California."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 the American dream have been played out in a bigger and bolder way. ... Now Starr carries his account into the 1930s, when the political extremes that threatened so much of the Depression ravaged world -fascism and communism- loomed large across the California landscape. In "endangered Dreams', Starr paints a portrait that is both detailed and panoramic, offering a vivid look at the personalities and events that shaped a decade of explosive tension. ..." -from the dust jacket. (Inventory #: 33466)
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