Books on California from our 2017 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2017 Summer Newsletter.

This fascinating and beautiful book examines The Golden State’s enormous impact on contemporary design, from the counterculture of the 1960s to the tech culture of Silicon Valley. California Designing Freedom looks at everything from The Whole Earth Catalog to Apple, Black Panther Party posters to Tesla Motors, noting the significance role that collaboration, community, self-expression, and activism—characteristics often attributed to the culture of California—have had on design.

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ISBN: 9780714874234
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Published: Phaidon Press - June 26th, 2017

One of Heyday Books’ best-selling titles, The Way We Lived has been updated and revised. Collecting stories, songs, chants, and knowledge from Native American tribes throughout California, this book shows what life looked like in California before colonization by whites and illuminates the remarkable and determined perseverance of Native cultures in modern times. - S.M.C.

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The Way We Lived: California Indian Stories, Songs, and Reminiscences Cover Image
By Malcolm Margolin (Editor)
ISBN: 9781597143936
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Published: Heyday Books - May 15th, 2017

Finally in paperback! Blending science, history, and horticultural legend, this brilliant exploration of California trees changed my understanding of our state. First lesson: Forget gold! In early California, trees were the movers and shakers. Rare coastal trees were sold worldwide as status symbols, foreign trees swarmed west in the arms of overzealous arborists, and California was transformed. - a.c.

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Trees in Paradise: The Botanical Conquest of California Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597143929
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Published: Heyday Books - March 10th, 2017

This is an excellent anthology of great current fiction from California, representing our fair state in all of its beautiful and insane glory. Along with writers from many of the far corners of the territory, the book includes several Santa Cruzans, including Elizabeth McKenzie (The Portable Veblen), Micah Perks (What Becomes Us), Kat Meads (2:12 a.m.: Essays), and Gary Young (The Dream of a Moral Life). Sharp, intelligent, and often very funny, these pieces offer something for everyone. - Rico

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Golden State 2017: The Best New Writing from California Cover Image
By Lisa Locascio (Editor)
ISBN: 9781944853235
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Published: Outpost19 - June 6th, 2017


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