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Kevin Starr (1940–2017)

Autor(a) de California: A History

32+ Works 2,398 Membros 53 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

Kevin Starr was born in San Francisco, California on September 3, 1940. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of San Francisco in 1962. After serving two years in the Army in West Germany, he received a master's degree in 1965 and a PhD in English and American literature in mostrar mais 1969 from Harvard University. He returned to San Francisco in 1973 and served as an aide and speechwriter to Mayor Joseph Alioto. After being appointed city librarian, he received a master's degree in library science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1974. He wrote a column for The San Francisco Examiner and was appointed a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Southern California in 1989. In 1994, Governor Pete Wilson named him state librarian, a post he held for 10 years. He wrote numerous book about the history of California including the eight-volume California Dream series, California, Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge, and Continental Ambitions: Roman Catholics in North America, the Colonial Experience. In 2006, he received the National Humanities Medal for his work as a scholar and historian from President George W. Bush. He died from a heart attack on January 14, 2017 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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California: A History (2005) 482 exemplares
Over California (1990) 29 exemplares
San Francisco (1995) 12 exemplares

Associated Works

McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (1899) — Editor, algumas edições1,504 exemplares
The Octopus: A Story of California (1901) — Introdução, algumas edições964 exemplares
The Valley of the Moon (1913) — Prefácio, algumas edições238 exemplares

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Exactly what I'd been looking for. A comprehensive history of CA in a digestible size. Really enjoyed reading this book.
 
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wsampson13 | 7 outras críticas | Mar 2, 2024 |
It will be a long time before I have enough knowledge to compare this book with others; nevertheless, it is a fine, dispationate history, with enough details for coherence and interest but not so many to big the reader down. Has an ample bibliography, index, and endnotes.
 
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Obras
32
Also by
6
Membros
2,398
Popularidade
#10,707
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
53
ISBN
75
Marcado como favorito
2

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