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Slow Travels--California By Lyn Wilkerson
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Slow Travels-California explores this State's history along the present and previous routes of U.S. Highways 40, 50, 60, 99 and 395. U.S. Highways 40 and 50 parallel each other across the Mother... More > Lode of the Sierra Nevadas, around Lake Tahoe, into the Sacramento Valley. From Sacramento, they take divergent routes to San Francisco and the Bay Area. U.S. 99 travels down the length of the Central Valley, and across the San Fernando Mountains into Los Angeles, before turning east to the Imperial Valley and Mexico. U.S. 395 covers two segments; the northern one along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevadas to Reno, and the southern route through the Owens Valley, passing Death Valley, down to San Diego. Come explore the rich and varied history of the Golden State. This guide provides in-depth information about historic sites, landmarks, and legends along California's highways. And your purchase contributes $1 to the American Trails Preservation Trust.< Less
Officers' Row 1904 By Mary Ellen Cortellini
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Merriam Press Military History. This is a work of both historical fact and fiction, that captures an era of Army glory in San Diego at the turn of the 20th century. The Army’s presence, at... More > North Island and Fort Rosecrans, is little-known in the more dominant local naval history, yet crucial to the development of early Point Loma, San Diego and Coronado. The book also relives the tragic explosion, on July 21, 1905, of USS Bennington that took the lives of 65 men, another major piece of San Diego history that has been all but forgotten over time. It remains one of the most terrible peacetime military disasters. This is a smart-looking, quick read that brings to life many forgotten pieces of the past, while adding personalities and personal interaction based on written accounts of the time. Portions of the proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit families of fallen EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) personnel. 104 color/sepia photos, paintings, drawings, illustrations.< Less
The Sounding By David Klauber
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The saga of a merchant adventurer in the gold and silver rush mining camps of California and early Nevada Territory, 1830-1911
pacific REVIEW: A West Coast Arts Review Annual 2006-2007 By Kristin Clough, ed. et al.
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The NOSTALGIA issue of pacific REVIEW--the West Coast Arts Review Annual published by undergraduates at San Diego State University's Department of English and Comparative Literature
pacific REVIEW: A West Coast Arts Review Annual 2006-2007 By Kristin Clough, ed. et al.
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The NOSTALGIA issue of pacific REVIEW--the West Coast Arts Review Annual published by undergraduates at San Diego State University's Department of English and Comparative Literature
Claimed by the Sea - Long Island Shipwrecks By Adam Grohman
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Claimed by the Sea - Long Island Shipwrecks - provides an intimate look at eleven shipwrecks and maritime disasters that occurred in the waters of New York and Long Island. Diver, researcher and... More > author Adam Grohman dives into the archives to explore the histories of various wrecks including the Savannah, Lexington, U.S.S. Ohio, Circassian, Seawanhaka, Oregon, Louis V. Place, General Slocum, U.S.S. San Diego, Andrea Doria, and the Gwendoline Steers. The chapters provide an in depth history of the vessel, the circumstances surrounding their eventual demise, and subsequent exploration by divers and explorers. Claimed by the Sea is heavily illustrated and contains extensive footnotes, source listings and several appendices including a glossary of nautical and diving terminology. Claimed by the Sea is an excellent opportunity for armchair historians and seasoned underwater explorers to dip beneath the waves of history to explore the tragedy and triumph of man versus the sea.< Less
The Soldier Joker George Horatio Derby By Richard A. Paskowitz, M.D.
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Derby was a soldier, cartographer, humorist, engineer, and practical joker. He surveyed the Sacramento Valley, the Tulare Valley, San Diego Harbor, the mouth of the Colorado River. His humor concepts... More > were used and "expanded" by Mark Twain. He knew and interacted with General Winfield Scott, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and William Tecumseh Sherman. He was a classmate of George Pickett, George McClellan, and Stonewall Jackson. Derby lived in San Diego from 1853-54 in the Derby-Pendleton House, now located on the Whaley House grounds.< Less
NATIVES in the NEWS By DONALD BURGESS
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A collection of newspaper articles containing the First Peoples of Southern California and parts of North America from the years 1850-1930 from Santa Barbara to San Diego to Fresno to Blythe;... More > representing the 6 counties of Southern California Some of these early newspapers chronicled the activites of the Natives of California very closely, especially when hostility was apparent. These papers warned the local settlers, missions and others of possible dangers from bandits, "Indian Outbreaks" and political decisions. An historical background and perspective is also given by historians and the author. Many of the articles in these newspapers are what history books are composed of, yet, very few books appear in this exact form, written by the participants and observers,which represents the same time, place and circumstance of the events. Contains over 250,000 words and 650 pages.< Less
NATIVES in the NEWS By DONALD BURGESS
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A collection of newspaper articles containing the First Peoples of Southern California and parts of North America from the years 1850-1930 from Santa Barbara to San Diego to Fresno to Blythe;... More > representing the 6 counties of Southern California Some of these early newspapers chronicled the activites of the Natives of California very closely, especially when hostility was apparent. These papers warned the local settlers, missions and others of possible dangers from bandits, "Indian Outbreaks" and political decisions. An historical background and perspective is also given by historians and the author. Many of the articles in these newspapers are what history books are composed of, yet, very few books appear in this exact form, written by the participants and observers,which represents the same time, place and circumstance of the events. Contains over 250,000 words and 650 pages.< Less
Thomas Paine: Common Sense for the Modern Era By Ronald F. King
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Thomas Paine, a revolutionist in three countries, helped shape the emerging liberal democratic world of the late 18th Century. His writings continue to merit our attention because of the depth of... More > his political philosophical, economic, and religious vision. This volume emerged from a conference held at San Diego State University in October 2005. Discussion focused on Paine’s historical importance and his contemporary legacy, on the relevance of his social analysis and his role as a symbol for those dedicated to progressive reform. Paine’s American homeland has been transformed in a manner he most likely would not have endorsed. Yet his voice remains resonant, as a reminder of what this country might have been and has the potential to become.< Less

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