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Embattled Dreams California in War and Peace, 1940-1950

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ISBN-10: 0195124375

ISBN-13: 9780195124378

Edition: 2002

Authors: Kevin Starr

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A narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume Americans and the California Dream is an unparalleled work of cultural history. Now, in Embattled Dreams, the sixth volume in this monumental work, Starr looks at 1940s California, the war years and their aftermath. California in the years surrounding World War II was a time of sweeping change, drama and intrigue, heroism and tragedy, a decade that saw the emergence of a new, more powerful role for California in the nation. Starr captures this exciting era with his unique vision and masterful prose. He describes the vast expansion of the war industry and…    
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/23/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 9.56" wide x 6.40" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
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.

1940 A Matter of Life or Death
1941 Shelling Santa Barbara
1942 Garrison State
1943 Zoot Suit
1944 Swing Shift
1945 Hollywood Canteen
1946 Homecoming
1947 Black Dahlia
1948 Honey Bear
1949 Mexicali Rose
1950 Police Action
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