Los Angeles: Epic of a City (2020)

Los Angeles Epic of a City With Illustrations Index Bibliography Appendices From rear of jacket The definitive book about America s third largest city has finally been written and it s superb tirelessly researched and bea
  • Title: Los Angeles: Epic of a City
  • Author: Lynn Bowman
  • ISBN: 0831071095
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With 154 Illustrations Index, Bibliography, Appendices From rear of jacket The definitive book about America s third largest city has finally been written and it s superb tirelessly researched and beautifully presented If you ever thought of Los Angeles as rootless, if you thought it was a city without a past, Lynn Bowman s history will dispel such ideas She focuseWith 154 Illustrations Index, Bibliography, Appendices From rear of jacket The definitive book about America s third largest city has finally been written and it s superb tirelessly researched and beautifully presented If you ever thought of Los Angeles as rootless, if you thought it was a city without a past, Lynn Bowman s history will dispel such ideas She focuses on the people who made its history, thereby giving vitality to the whole Her excellent writing reincarnates the life of the missions and of the Californios, and described the ranchos upon which have been superimposed the 78 cities which comprise Los Angeles county today Some of the important subjects covered are The Americanization of the Southland, the land boom, the search for water, the railroads, the oil wells, the movies, expansion problems, America s first international air meet, the tenth Olympiad In the section on modern times 1932 to the present the subjects are brought up to date with the addition of recent developments These are the dust bowl migrants, growth of defense and space industries, new centers for the arts, archeological discoveries, minorities and pollution Throughout the book the strands of the past are woven to the present very skillfully and the carefully selected illustrations complement the story This is the only history of Los Angeles that gives full data on this unique and exciting city from its founding in 1781 to the present.
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    One Reply to “Los Angeles: Epic of a City”

    1. Epic of a City begins strong, the initial chapters covering the exploration, Spanish and Mexican colonial period and early statehood were good, informative and well researched, after that the book began to lag The last third of the book did not seem to be as well researched Kevin Starr s books on California are much better.

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