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Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California

Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Barich, Bill

The land of opportunity, a golden Eden, the last frontier. What is this place that has given rise to countless metaphors but can still quicken the imagination? For Bill Barich, the question became a quest when he realized that home was no longer New York, where he had grown up, b...ut California, to which he had been lured twenty years earlier. Now, in this account of his journey through California, he captures the true nature of the state behind the stereotypes. From the fogbound fishing towns of the North to the Mexican port of entry at San Ysidro, Barich describes an amazing diversity among people who have staked a claim to California's promise. He introduces us to a Native American hairdresser and the head priest of a Sikh temple; we meet loggers, bikers, an aging lifeguard, and the prison warden whose job is to keep Charles Manson behind bars. He follows the traces of John Muir, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walt Disney, and Ronald Reagan, and weighs the impact their dreams have had on the rest of us. The result is a book that captures all the promise, heartache, grandeur, and incongruity of California and its unabashed Big Dreams.
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ISBN 9781634505505
Released NZ 27 Oct 2015
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)

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ISBN-13 9781634505505
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Imprint Skyhorse Publishing
Released 27 Oct 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Barich, Bill
Category Biography & Autobiography
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 560
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 917.940454
Weight 640g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress California
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade