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Starr, Kevin. Acclaimed author, historian, and Guggenheim Fellow Kevin Starr is a professor at the University of Southern California. Buy, “A California classic . In a rapid-fire epic of discovery, innovation, catastrophe, and triumph, Starr gathers together everything that is most important, most fascinating, and most revealing about our greatest state. Kevin Starr, the former State Librarian and author of an influential and critically acclaimed multi-volume history of California, with then-Gov. Now the Golden State’s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California’s history into one splendid volume. I love these kinds of histories because he doesn't cover just the ... Read full review, A wonderful read. We are experiencing technical difficulties. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially American and utterly uniq From 1994 to 2004 Kevin Starr served as State Librarian for California. “From Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Donner Party to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Kevin Starr captures the fullness of California history in one sweeping and masterful narrative. . . California has always been our Shangri-la–the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Dr. Kevin Starr (1940-2017) was an amazingly prolific, talented, and innovative historian. New York : Modern Library, 2007, c2005. California has always been our Shangri-la–the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Where did it come from – this nation state, this world commonwealth, this California? Kevin Starr captures and defines key periods in California history, while identifying and narrating the ... Read full review, Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Starr is not only the Golden State’s greatest living chronicler, he is also one of its greatest treasures.” (2007, c2005) California :a history New York : Modern Library, MLA Citation. Now the Golden State’s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California’s history into one splendid volume. Starr divides his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. "Kevin Starr bids fair to become the foremost chronicler of that often fabulous region, imposing upon the dramatic elements of California history a novelist's imagination and a cosmopolitan and sophisticated intelligence." Staff Picks From Tara Singh Carlson, Executive Editor at G.P. Buy, Dec 18, 2007 Kevin Starr covers it … Kevin Starr, Lion Of California History, Dies At 76. by Julia Wick in News on January 16, 2017 12:00 AM. He now teaches at the University of Southern California. . California: A History. in 2013. Print. California by Kevin Starr is the primer on California history. Service workers were in high demand, and well-paid, too. | ISBN 9780307430755 Buy a cheap copy of California: A History book by Kevin Starr. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. But, subsequently you can withhold others to start reading, it will be better. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the gold and silver medals from the Commonwealth Club of California, he served as the state librarian of California for the decade spanning 1994 to 2004. . Now the Golden State’s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California’s history into one splendid volume. California Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. This is a problem. Impressions of California, A History by Kevin Starr Terry Onley 2. Putnam’s Sons, A Literary Master Class From George Saunders. . Kevin Starr, a fourth-generation San Franciscan who stood alone as an interpreter of the vivid sweep of California history and its importance to the American nation, has died at the age of 76. Kevin Starr covers it all: Spain’s conquest of the native peoples of California in the early sixteenth century and the chain of missions that helped that country exert control over the upper part of the territory; the discovery of gold in January 1848; the incredible wealth of the Big Four railroad tycoons; the devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906; the emergence of Hollywood as the world’s entertainment capital and of Silicon Valley as the center of high-tech research and development; the role of labor, both organized and migrant, in key industries from agriculture to aerospace. Beginning in 1973, Starr wrote nine books on the history of California during his career, along with being professor or visiting lecturer at numerous California universities. 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