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Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963 Paperback – Aug 19 2011

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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (Aug. 19 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199832498
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199832491
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 4.1 x 15.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 794 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,325,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Americans and the California Dream: "Monumental."

--The Atlantic

"Conceived in dazzling ambition and masterfully executed. It is, in sum, an achievement made even more remarkable by the fact that it is wonderfully readable."

-- Los Angeles Times

"An engaging, dazzling account of the emerging American Century."

--San Francisco Chronicle

About the Author

Kevin Starr is University Professor and Professor of History, University of Southern California, and State Librarian of California Emeritus. His Americans and the California Dream series has earned him the National Medal for the Humanities, the Gold Medal of the Commonwealth Club of
California, and election to the Society of American Historians.

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