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Synopsis: A vividly rendered portrait of the diverse landscapes and people of California, past and present, from the far north to the Mexican border, captures the true nature of the state behind the stereotypes. By the author of Traveling Light. 17,500 first printing.
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The land of opportunity, a golden Eden, the last frontier. What is this place that has given rise to countless metaphors but can still quicken the imagination? For Bill Barich, the question became a quest when he realized that home was no longer New York, where he had grown up, but California, to which he had been lured twenty years earlier. Now, in this account of his journey through California, he captures the true nature of the state behind the stereotypes.
From the fogbound fishing towns of the North to the Mexican port of entry at San Ysidro, Barich describes an amazing diversity among people who have staked a claim to California's promise. He introduces us to a Native American hairdresser and the head priest of a Sikh temple; we meet loggers, bikers, an aging lifeguard, and the prison warden whose job it is to keep Charles Manson behind bars. He follows the traces of John Muir, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walt Disney, and Ronald Reagan, and weighs the impact their dreams have had on the rest of us. The result is a book that captures all the promise, heartache, grandeur and incongruity of California and its unabashedly Big Dreams.
Title: BIG DREAMS: Into the Heart of California
Publication Date: 1994
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Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # G0679421513I4N00
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0679421513I3N00
Book Description Pantheon. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2803721013
Book Description Book Condition: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Pantheon Pub Date: 5/10/1994 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 546 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 1083212
Book Description Pantheon. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0679421513 1st edition, 1st printing, Pantheon hardcover w/ DJ, 1994. Book is VG minus, w/ clean text, solid binding; light shelfwear to boards. DJ is VG, w/ light edgewear, light spotting. Free delivery confirmation. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1011077
Book Description Pantheon Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Fine in Very Good jacket 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Soiling to jacket. Light shelf wear. Solid copy with tight binding and clean pages. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 027289
Book Description NY: Pantheon, 1994. 1st printing of 1st edition.. Fine trade hard cover book in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 601104
Book Description Random House Inc. Book Condition: Very Good. Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. No apparent underlining/highlighting. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 852835
Book Description Pantheon. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0679421513 Crisp clean unmarked unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dustjacket. NICE!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0679421513Z2
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