More Books on the City of Angels

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Yeah, I know – I’ve already posted once here about books on the history of SoCal. But doggone it, aside from the fact that I’m an L.A. native and I love my town’s fascinating, and yet little-known, history…I keep stumbling on cool books about some of our many specific neighborhoods as well as the city’s turbulent back story.

Here are a few of the interesting ones I’ve come across recently:

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Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past by William Deverell. Hardback first edition published by University of California Press in 2004. Condition is very good in very jacket, with light rubbing to jacket and minor soiling to fore-edge. $30

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Remembering Muscle Beach: Where Hard Bodies Began: Photographs and Memories by Harold Zinkin and Bonnie Heard. Hardback first edition published by Angel City Press in 1999. Condition is very good in very good jacket, with very minor edge wear to binding and jacket. $30

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Arboretum Album: A Pictorial History of the Arboretum of Los Angeles County by Sandy Snider. Hardback first edition published by The Arboretum of Los Angeles County, Department of Parks and Recreation in 1997. Signed and dated by author on title page. Condition is near fine in very good jacket, with just minor edge wear to jacket. $65

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San Marino: A Centennial History by Elizabeth Pomeroy. Hardback published by San Marino Historical Society in 2012. Condition is near fine in near fine jacket. $45

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A Sea Shore Memoir: Celebrating Venice 100th Anniversary 1905-2005 by Maryjane. Trade paperback published by the author in 2005. Signed and inscribed by Maryjane. Condition is very good, with light wear to cover and slightly bent corners. $10

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Santa Catalina Island Goes to War: World War II 1941-1945 by William Sanford White. Paperback published by White Limited Editions in 2002. Condition is very good, with light sunning to spine and minor edge wear. $20

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Burbank Centennial History 1911-2011: Celebrating Our Past and Embracing Our Future. Hardback first edition published by City of Burbank and Reedy Press in 2011. Condition is very good in fine jacket, with light soiling to front board (possibly occurred during binding) and a small stain on the foot. $25

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Millennium Biltmore: A Grand Hotel Born of Hollywood Dreams by Ward Morehouse III. First edition paperback published by BearManor Media in 2014. Signed and inscribed by author; promotional bookmark laid in. In very good condition, with just minor wear to wraps. $10