Angeleños: L.A.'s Golden Age

Angeleños: L.A.'s Golden Age

by Ron Schuler
Angeleños: L.A.'s Golden Age

Angeleños: L.A.'s Golden Age

by Ron Schuler


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A grandson of Mexican immigrants, Ron Schuler draws deeply upon his family background in his first novel to tell a fictionalized tale of two families who arrive in East Los Angeles in 1919: the Martín family, fleeing the Revolution in Zacatecas, Mexico through Arizona copper mines and ranchos southeast of L.A.; and the Baumiller family, after a wildcat strike goes awry in Kansas City, Kansas, starting a new life in the American City of Last Resort. A descendant of both families-half-Mexican, half-Anglo, known by his genealogy website handle "bauwau685"-returns to the West Coast and searches for his roots among the traces of these families and amid the Golden Age of L.A. itself ... its old boxing gyms and speakeasies, its after-hours clubs, Bible rallies and quack doctors, California politicians and the fringes of Hollywood, the unraveling of the streetcar system and the sinister launch of the aerospace industry, and against an undercurrent of atmospheric and internalized racism toward Mexican-Americans. In the process, "bauwau685" uncovers tragic secrets that were never meant to be exposed and discovers the extent to which identities can be fabricated and reimagined in a city in which image is everything, and truth is ephemeral.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733184137
Publisher: Marquez Press LLC
Publication date: 09/08/2020
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

A grandson of Mexican immigrants, Ron Schuler was born and raised in greater Los Angeles. He graduated from Pomona College (cum laude) with a B.A. in English and from Cornell Law School. He has been practicing corporate, M&A, start-up, technology and securities law in Pittsburgh for over 30 years. Schuler was a lead member of the City of Pittsburgh's legal team for the planning and construction of PNC Park, home to Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates, and was the author of the Forbes Field II Task Force Final Report (1996), the urban planning justification for PNC Park's location. He served as the founding chairman of Pittsburgh's community-supported jazz radio station, WZUM-FM.

Table of Contents

The Families

1 Railways

1.1 Los Cuervos, 1914

1.2 Rosedale, Kansas, 1919

2 Arenas

2.1 La Plaza, Downtown Los Angeles, 1922

2.2 Angelus Temple, Echo Park, 1925

2.3 Arena movediza, South Avenue 20, Lincoln Heights, 1927

3 Corridors

3.1 Daggett General Store and Service Station, Route 66, Mojave Desert, 1934

3.2 At the Club, Downtown Los Angeles, 1938

3.3 Hollywood Bowl, 1943

3.4 James A. Garfield High School, East Los Angeles, September 1945

3.5 Fourth Street, East Los Angeles, September 1946

3.6 South Woods Avenue, East Los Angeles, Christmas 1948

4 Noir

4.1 A Vacant Lot in Bunker Hill, Summer 1949

5 Let's Go For a Ride

5.1 Northside Drive, Montebello, 1950

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