Bear Flag Rising: The Conquest of California, 1846
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Bear Flag Rising: The Conquest of California, 1846

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From the acclaimed author of Legends and Lies and The Boys of '98. Bear Flag Rising traces the history of California from the Indians who inhabited the land before the first Europeans saw it. The lives of the Californios in tranquil days before the advent of American trappers and the steady decline of the providence under Mexico's neglectful rule are brought to life in thi...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 5th 2000 by Forge Books (first published July 2nd 1999)
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Eric Vogel
This book struck a nice balance between serious scholarship and accessible storytelling. Also painted a fairly balanced portrait of guys like Fremont and Stockton.
Walker provides a fascinating and thorough history of California's early days, but I had a hard time getting through this book.
A must read for people interested in CA history, unfortunately, this portion of CA history is not that interesting.
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