The Lure of the Local
Lucy R. Lippard
A Short History of Sonoma
University of Nevada Press, 2013
Conquer and Colonize
Stevenson’s Regiment and California
Donald C. Biggs
Presidio Press, 1977
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.