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Endangered Dreams The Great Depression in California

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ISBN-10: 0195118022

ISBN-13: 9780195118025

Edition: 1998

Authors: Kevin Starr

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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. And no one has done more to capture this epic story than Kevin Starr, in his acclaimed series of gripping social and cultural histories. 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…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/13/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 1.12" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Kevin Starr was born on September 3, 1940 in San Francisco, California. He received his BA Degree from the University of San Francisco and his MA Degree in 1965 and his PhD in American literature from Harvard University in 1969. He is a historian known for his series on the history of California entitled "America and the California Dream." He has been a professor at several universities including Berkeley and Stanford. He has written several works including Coast of Dreams and Golden Gate.