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History - United States - State & Local - West (Ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
A humorous and rousing set of literal and figurative sojourns as well as a mission statement about comprehending, protecting, and truly experiencing the outdoors, fueled by three journeys undertaken by actor, humorist, and New York Times bestsel...
A riveting history of the American West told for the first time through the pioneering women who used the challenges of migration and settlement as opportunities to advocate for their rights, and transformed the country in the processBetween 1840 and...
ISBN: 9780593413081Unabridged Download
"Twilight Man is biography, romance, and nonfiction mystery, carrying with it the bite of fiction." -- Los Angeles Review of Books“In Twilight Man, Liz Brown uncovers a noir fairytale, a new glimpse into the opulent Gilded Age empire of the Cla...
ISBN: 9780593349588Unabridged Download
Bestselling author and beloved chronicler of Los Angeles D.J. Waldie reconsiders the city in a collection of contemporary essays.Becoming Los Angeles, a new collection by the author of the acclaimed memoir Holy Land, blends history, memory, and ...
ISBN: 9780593458679Unabridged Download
An engaging account of the uniquely creative spirit and bustling cultural ecology of contemporary Los AngelesHow did Los Angeles start the 20th century as a dusty frontier town and end up a century later as one of the globe's supercities - with unpar...
ISBN: 9780593212707Unabridged Download
The thrilling, cinematic story of a community shattered by disaster—and the extraordinary woman who helped pull it back together“A powerful, heart-wrenching book, as much art as it is journalism.”—The Wall Street Journal ...
ISBN: 9780593154670Unabridged Download
Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John C. Fr&e...
ISBN: 9780593165232Unabridged Download
A hard-hitting look at the battle now raging over the fate of the public lands in the American West--and a plea for the protection of these last wild placesThe public lands of the western United States comprise some 450 million acres of grassland, st...
ISBN: 9781984889546Unabridged Download
A vivid, searching journey into California's capture of water and soil—the epic story of a people's defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wroughtMark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the...
ISBN: 9780593152393Unabridged Download
The definitive—and salacious—history of the iconic hotel that Hollywood stars have called a home away from home for almost a century.“Fascinating, dishy, and glimmering with insight.... This is the definitive book about Hollywood&rs...
ISBN: 9781984840875Unabridged Download
“A convincing case for Powell’s legacy as a pioneering conservationist.”--The Wall Street Journal"A bold study of an eco-visionary at a watershed moment in US history."--NatureA timely, thrilling account of the explorer who dared to...
ISBN: 9780525529675Unabridged Download
From bestselling author Gary Krist, the story of the metropolis that never should have been and the visionaries who dreamed it into reality Little more than a century ago, the southern coast of California—bone-dry, harbor-less, isolated by...
ISBN: 9780525526520Unabridged Download