Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913 Containing the Reminiscences of Harris Newmark


Author: Harris Newmark

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465581464

Category: Business

Page: 732

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Harris Newmark (1834-1916), son of a modest Prussian Jewish merchant, sailed to America in 1853 to join his older brother in Los Angeles. He made a fortune in real estate, the wholesale grocery business, and hides and wools, becoming a leader in the local Jewish community and the city at large. Sixty years in Southern California (1916) begins with his description of Los Angeles as he found it; judges and lawyers, merchants and shops, churches and other landmarks. In the chapters that follow, Newmark organizes his materials chronologically and outlines his various mercantile partnerships and traces changing patterns of social life in Los Angeles, political factions, railroad construction in southern California, crime and vigilantism, the Chinese Massacre of 1871, and real estate speculations. In a more personal vein, he chronicles Jewish family life and philantropy.

The Zamorano 80 Revisited

A Collector's Update of a Classic Work


Author: Gordon J. Van De Water

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462818686

Category: History

Page: 557

View: 9879

The vademecum to the legendary Zamorano 80goal of many bibliophiles of the Golden State. A great reference and a sirens call to the world of bibliomania. W. Michael Mathes, Professor Emeritus, University of San Francisco, Holder of the Orden Mexicana del guila Azteca, author of numerous books in Spanish and English.

Vintage California Cuisine

300 Recipes from the First Cookbooks Published in the Golden State


Author: Mark Thompson

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0979551013

Category: Cooking

Page: 148

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A selection of 300 recipes from the first cookbooks published in California show how culinary influences from around the world converged in the Golden State in the decades after the Gold Rush.

A Diplomatic Guide to Los Angeles

Discovering Its Sites and Character


Author: Jaak Treiman

Publisher: Velak Publishing

ISBN: 0983515808

Category: Los Angeles (Calif.)

Page: 249

View: 6819

Inventing the Dream

California through the Progressive Era


Author: Kevin Starr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199923264

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 7721

This second volume in Kevin Starr's passionate and ambitious cultural history of the Golden State focuses on the turn-of-the-century years and the emergence of Southern California as a regional culture in its own right. "How hauntingly beautiful, how replete with lost possibilities, seems that Southern California of two and three generations ago, now that a dramatically diferent society has emerged in its place," writes Starr. As he recreates the "lost California," Starr examines the rich variety of elements that figured in the growth of the Southern California way of life: the Spanish/Mexican roots, the fertile land, the Mediterranean-like climate, the special styles in architecture, the rise of Hollywood. He gives us a broad array of engaging (and often eccentric) characters: from Harrision Gray Otis to Helen Hunt Jackson to Cecil B. DeMille. Whether discussing the growth of winemaking or the burgeoning of reform movements, Starr keeps his central theme in sharp focus: how Californians defined their identity to themselves and to the nation.

California people


Author: Carol Dunlap

Publisher: Gibbs Smith


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 4682

Briefly describes the lives of authors, musicians, film directors, athletes, politicians, historical figures, and other famous residents of California

The United States Catalog

Books in Print January 1, 1928


Author: Mary Burnham,Carol Hurd

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: 3164

View: 5784

City of quartz

Ausgrabungen der Zukunft in Los Angeles


Author: Mike Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935936378


Page: 421

View: 5950

Nach Babel

Aspekte der Sprache und des Übersetzens


Author: George Steiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518297254

Category: Language and languages

Page: 487

View: 5795


zwei Jahre in Schnee und Eis am Südpol


Author: Otto Nordenskjöld,Johan Gunnar Andersson,Carl Skottsberg,Carl Anton Larsen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antarctic regions

Page: N.A

View: 3475