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The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles

SCHIAVONE MICHAEL. · Sports Publishing
Pages: 356
Format: Hardcover

The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles chronicles the team's thrilling, roller coaster history since arriving in the West Coast from Brooklyn. Featuring the stellar talents and memorable personalities of Dodgers greats such as Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Tommy Lasorda, Fernando Valenzuela,...
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The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy

LEIGH GALLAGHER · Mariner Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

"An engrossing story of audacious entrepreneurism and big-industry disruption, [this] is a tale for our times." - Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster BetterAn investigative look into a beloved, disruptive, notorious start-up This is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story...
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The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

JON MEACHAM · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows...
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Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu

Anshel Pfeffer · Basic Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A deeply reported biography of the controversial Israeli Prime Minister, showing that we cannot understand Israel today without first understanding the man who leads itFor many in Israel and elsewhere, Benjamin Netanyahu is anathema, an embarrassment, even a precursor to Donald Trump. But he continues...
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California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930

Katherine Manthorne · University of California Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Following the U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848) , lands that had for centuries belonged to New Spain, and later to Mexico, were transformed into the thirty-first state in the United States. This process was facilitated by visual artists, who forged distinct pictorial motifs and symbols to establish...
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City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

Kelly Lytle Hernández · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence,...
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Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America

Stacy I Morgan · University of Texas Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Originating in a homicide in St. Louis in 1899, the ballad of "Frankie and Johnny" became one of America's most familiar songs during the first half of the twentieth century. It crossed lines of race, class, and artistic genres, taking form in such varied expressions as a folk...
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Nuevo South: Latinas/os, Asians, and the Remaking of Place

Perla M Guerrero · University of Texas Press
Pages: 238
Format: Paperback

Latinas/os and Asians are rewriting the meaning and history of race in the American South by complicating the black/white binary that has frequently defined the region since before the Civil War. Arriving in southern communities as migrants or refugees, Latinas/os and Asians have experienced...
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They Came to Toil: Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression

Melita M Garza · University of Texas Press
Pages: 242
Format: Hardcover

As the Great Depression gripped the United States in the early 1930s, the Hoover administration sought to preserve jobs for Anglo-Americans by targeting Mexicans, including long-time residents and even US citizens, for deportation. Mexicans comprised more than 46 percent of all people deported...
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The Worlds of Junipero Serra: Historical Contexts and Cultural Representations

Steven W. Hackel · University of California Press
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

As one of America's most important missionaries, Junípero Serra is widely recognized as the founding father of California's missions. It was for that work that he was canonized in 2015 by Pope Francis. Less well known, however, is the degree to which Junípero Serra embodied...
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