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Embattled dreams : California in war and peace, 1940-1950

Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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"A narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume Americans and the California Dream is an unparalleled work of cultural history. Now, in Embattled Dreams, the sixth volume in this monumental work, Starr looks at 1940s California, the war years and their aftermath. California in the years surrounding World War II was a time of sweeping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Starr
ISBN: 0195124375 9780195124378 9780195168976 0195168976
OCLC Number: 47100949
Description: xiv, 386 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1940: A matter of life or death --
1941: Shelling Santa Barbara --
1942: Garrison state --
1943: Zoot suit --
1944: Swing shift --
1945: Hollywood canteen --
1946: Homecoming --
1947: Black Dahlia --
1948: Honey Bear --
1949: Mexicali Rose --
1950 Police action.
Responsibility: Kevin Starr.
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This volume in Kevin Starr's cultural history of California deals with the years of World War II and after. In the 1940s California changed from a regional centre into the dominant economic, social  Read more...

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