Category: Reviews

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The Great Thirst

A critical appreciation of Norris Hundley, Jr., by Jon Christensen

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Saving a Piece of the Fair

New books on the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, reviewed by Elizabeth Logan.

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The Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenge of a New Era

Explore Richard Walker and Suresh Lodha’s new atlas, which shows a new California in the making. It maps the economic, social, and political trends of a state struggling to maintain its leadership and to continue to offer its citizens the promise of prosperity.

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Dances with California

Brenda Hillman’s Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire.

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Man with a Mission

Junípero Serra at the Huntington Library through January 6.

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Growing the California Dream

Trees in Paradise: A California History by Jared Farmer reviewed.

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Origins of the LA Riots

The 1992 Los Angeles riots had roots not in Rodney King but in a killing that brought three very different women to a violent intersection a year earlier.