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CITY-MAKERS The Men Who Transformed Los Angeles From Village to Metropolis During the First Great Boom. 1868-76


Garden City Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1948 (xiii) 270 pages. First Edition. Illustrated Dust jacket. Octavo. Black cloth. Map endpapers. Index. INSCRIBED in ink by Rockwell D. Hunt. Bookplate of Rockwell D. Hunt affixed to front pastedown. Per Oscar Lewis, "Two phases of early Los Angeles history, both hitherto obscure, are here treated in detail: the town's long dependence on trade with the Owens River silver mines and the terrific battle its citizens waged for rail connection with the outside. Both these complicated subjects Mr, Nadeau has handled with admirable clarity and skill". Includes material on the Southern Pacific railroad, and Southern California figures Banning, Widney, O'Melveny, Belshaw, Temple and many more. Rockwell Hunt (1868-1966) was an eminent historian, a prolific author and a Professor at USC and UOP. He was named "Mr. California" by Governor Goodwin Knight in 1954. A slightly bumped and rubbed VG copy in a rubbed VG dust jacket (not price-clipped), now protected and collected in a clear mylar protective sleeve. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.

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Book Id: 1305

Price: $75.00

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