By Bill Barich
The land of chance, a golden Eden, the final frontier. what's this position that has given upward push to numerous metaphors yet can nonetheless quicken the mind's eye? For invoice Barich, the query turned a quest whilst he learned that domestic was once not long island, the place he had grown up, yet California, to which he were lured 20 years past. Now, during this account of his trip via California, he captures the genuine nature of the kingdom in the back of the stereotypes.
From the fogbound fishing cities of the North to the Mexican port of access at San Ysidro, Barich describes an grand variety between those who have staked a declare to California's promise. He introduces us to a local American hairdresser and the top priest of a Sikh temple; we meet loggers, bikers, an getting older lifeguard, and the criminal warden whose activity it's to maintain Charles Manson in the back of bars. He follows the strains of John Muir, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walt Disney, and Ronald Reagan, and weighs the effect their goals have had at the remainder of us. the result's a ebook that captures all of the promise, heartache, grandeur and incongruity of California and its unabashedly significant Dreams.
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