The Lure of the Local

Lucy R. Lippard

Norton, 1997


A Short History of Sonoma

Lynn Downey

University of Nevada Press, 2013


Conquer and Colonize

Stevenson’s Regiment and California

Donald C. Biggs

Presidio Press, 1977



Josiah Royce

Peregrine Press, 1970


River of shadows : Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild west Solnit, Rebecca New York : Viking, 2003.

A highly intelligent, impassioned telling of a California story that still reverberates today.  A genius, his tumultuous life, murder and a sensational trial, photography and Indian genocide, and the seeds of the motion picture industry. Amazing.

Two Years Before the Mast, Richard Henry Dana, originally published in 1840. California in the 1830s from a seaman’s point of view.

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