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California: An Interpretive History

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This is a revision of a classic survey history of California. Ever since its first appearance nearly thirty years ago, one of the strengths of this book has been its comprehensive analysis of the vital developments of California in the 20th century. The excellent balance of narration and interpretation continues in this edition. It offers an unparalleled account of contemp ...more
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Published June 1st 1997 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published March 1st 1983)
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California: An Interpretive History by James J. Rawls (1997)
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The standard textbook in California history. Unfortunately, like most textbooks, not a thrilling read.
Zach Usi
arguably the best state everrr
Cher
Jun 14, 2008 rated it it was ok
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This history book is basically an enormous list of names of dates, cleverly concealed in dull paragraph form. Pure torture to read and study from. While it seems factually spot-on, that's all it is.
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