California Mystique

California Mystique

by Jack Adler
     
 

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Sons and Daughters of THE GOLDEN STATE - California.
A would-be "queen" of California, a Russian lover, a consul and secret agent , a bandit/folk hero, a literary gold miner, a skiing pioneer, California's first "millionaire", and artists and adventurers of all stripes are part of California's exceptionally eventful and colorful history. The lives and exploits of…  See more details below

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Sons and Daughters of THE GOLDEN STATE - California.
A would-be "queen" of California, a Russian lover, a consul and secret agent , a bandit/folk hero, a literary gold miner, a skiing pioneer, California's first "millionaire", and artists and adventurers of all stripes are part of California's exceptionally eventful and colorful history. The lives and exploits of extraordinary and controversial personalities, from pathfinders of yesteryear to contemporary politicians , provide an especially rich and illuminating tapestry of history.
California's early days, its Spanish and Mexican periods, brief independence as the Bear Republic, and then its growth as part of the United States come to vivid and entertaining life with the description of the deeds and misdeeds of key personalities. The ongoing saga of daring and innovative luminaries helps explain the mystique of California and why it has such a storied and charismatic reputation that continues to attract people from the rest of the country as well as the world.
In addition to the detailed descriptions of the many key personalities enriching and exemplifying California's lure, this book provides practical details on memorabilia including places and sightseeing attractions related to each personality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615545523
Publisher:
Argus Enterprises International, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Other novels by Jack Adler include a historical trilogy - Parthian Retreat, Seres Sanctuary, and Parthian Karma; and another historical novel, A Rage Of Duty. Contemporary novels are: The Montrell Tapes, Di Mario's Revenge, Ditzy and Champion, and Blackmail High. Nonfiction titles include: Southern India, Exploring Historic California, Splendid Seniors: Great Lives/Great Deeds, There's A Bullet Hole In Your Window, Consumer's Guide To Travel, Make Steady Money As A Travel Writer-Without Traveling, and Travel Safety (co-authored). The Library of Congress selected the latter book for translation into Braille.
As a playwright Adler has received a grant from the Yaddo Foundation. Several one act plays have been produced off-Off Broadway, with one published. As a journalist Adler has been a columnist , on a free lance basis, for the Los Angeles Times' travel section and Westways Magazine. His articles have appeared in many other newspapers and magazines. He has taught various writing courses for UCLA Extension and for the Writer's Digest School.
Adler and his wife, Barbro, reside in Los Angeles.

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