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California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown
by Ethan Rarick
It is now commonplace to say that the future happens first in California, and this book, the first biography of legendary governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, tells the story of the pivotal era when that idea became a reality. Set against the riveting historical landscape of the late fifties and sixties, the book offers astute insights into history as well a fascinating glimpse ...more
Hardcover, 501 pages
Published January 24th 2005 by University of California Press
(first published December 25th 2004)
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A fantastic book about California's best ever governor. UC Master Plan, Aqueduct, freeway construction, banning racial discrimination all happened on Pat Brown's watch. Recommend for those interested in California politics. Hey, and the man grew up in the Panhandle!