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in writing a book review for publication in California History
Action. We generally print reviews that are 600-800 words
in length. If you wish, a longer review may be submitted for publication
on CCPH's website, with an edited version to be run in the newsletter
itself. You will be given a by-line for your review and may keep
the review copy of the book in return for your work.
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The following books are
currently available for review.
- Alcatraz: The Gangster Years. David Ward and Gene Kassebaum. University of California Press, 2009.
- Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez. John Boessenecker. University of Oklahoma Press, 2010.
- Beyond the American Pale: The Irish in the West, 1845-1910. David M. Emmons. University of Oklahoma Press, 2010.
- California Crack Up: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It. Joe Matthews and Mark Paul. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
- California on the Breadlines: Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and the Making of a New Deal Narrative. Jan Goggins. University of California Press, 2010.
- Call Me Lucky: A Texan in Hollywood. Robert Hinkle with Mike Farris. University of Oklahoma Press, 2009.
- Grand Ventures: The Banning Family and the Shaping of Southern California. Tom Sitton. University of California Press, 2010.
- Historical Atlas of the American West, with Original Maps. Derek Hayes. University of California Press, 2009.
- Home Lands: How Women Made the West. Virginia Scharff and Carolyn Brucken. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
- Luis Ortega's Rawhide Artistry: Braiding in the California Tradition. Chuck Stormes and Don Reeves. University of Oklahoma Press, 2010.
- Sowing Dreams, Cultivating Lives: Nikkei Farmers in Pre-World War II Orange County. Stephanie George and Carlota F. Haider. The Tom & Chiz Miyawaki Legacy Project, Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum.
- Vineyards & Vaqueros: Indian Labor and the Economic Expansion of Southern California, 1771-1877. George Harwood Phillips. Vol. 1, Before Gold: California Under Spain and Mexico. University of Oklahoma Press, 2010. 2 copies available for review.