Alfred Knopf. New York. 2004. SIGNED FIRST EDITION Hardcover-- light blue textured paper over boards, grey backstrip, intact gilt titling on spine-- in FINE Condition in FINE unclipped Dustjacket. SIGNED by author directly below his name on title page. NOT personalized or inscribed to anyone. Otherwise INTERIOR PRISTINE: clean, tight, bright. Starr is a University Professor of History at the University of Southern California, and served as state librarian for California from 1994 - 2004. This work continues Starr's extraordinary multivolume history of California. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Sources, Index. Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In this extraordinary book, Kevin Starr?widely acknowledged as the premier historian of California, the scope of whose scholarship the Atlantic Monthly has called ?breathtaking??probes the possible collapse of the California dream in the years 1990?2003. In a series of compelling chapters, Coast of Dreams moves through a variety of topics that show the California of the last decade, when the state was sometimes stumbling, sometimes humbled, but, more often, flourishing with its usual panache.
From gang violence in Los Angeles to the spectacular rise?and equally spectacular fall?of Silicon Valley, from the Northridge earthquake to the recall of Governor Gray Davis, Starr ranges over myriad facts, anecdotes, news stories, personal impressions, and analyses to explore a time of unprecedented upheaval in California. Coast of Dreams describes an exceptional diversity of people, cultures, and values; an economy that mirrors the economic state of the nation; a battlefield where industry and the necessities of infrastructure collide with the inherent demands of a unique and stunning natural environment. It explores California politics (including Arnold Schwarzenegger?s election in the 2003 recall), the multifaceted business landscape, and controversial icons such as O. J. Simpson.
?Historians of the future,? Starr writes, ?will be able to see with more certainty whether or not the period 1990-2003 was not only the end of one California but the beginning of another?; in the meantime, he gives a picture of the place and time in a book at once sweeping and riveting in its details, deeply informed, engagingly personal, and altogether fascinating.
About the Author: Kevin Starr is University Professor of History at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. From 1994 to 2004, he served as the state librarian for California. His writing has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and gold and silver medals from the Commonwealth Club of California. He divides his time between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Title: Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, ...
Publisher: Knopf; New York
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
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