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July Book Events: Kevin Starr, Paul Krassner, Jaimal Yogis, and Alan Drew

Tuesday, July 7 Kevin Starr, historian, USC prof, and state librarian emeritus, is responsible for an indispensable series of books known collectively as Americans and the California Dream. His latest, Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963 (Oxford…
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Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1990-2003

By Kevin Starr Alfred A. Knopf (2004), $35 Kevin Starr is our own Dr. Gibbons (though more prolific), chronicling California's rise and fall and rise in seven volumes (and counting). The California state librarian emeritus began in 1973, with Americans…
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Night Crawler

The Art of Surfing The surf culture -- once a fringe domain of hardy, freewheeling spirits who aspired only to ride the perfect wave -- has, over the last 40 years, permeated mainstream society in nearly every way. Beach-side lingo…
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