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Greetings from Los Angeles

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Greetings from Los Angeles
By author: Peter Moruzzi
Product Code: 47256
ISBN: 978-1-4236-4725-6
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
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Next Release Date: July 2017
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Price:  $30.00


A fascinating tour of Los Angeles told through vintage images.

The City of Angels’ story is told through a fun and colorful collection of old photos, picture postcards, brochures, ads, and other vintage ephemera, accompanied by author Peter Moruzzi’s candid and insightful commentary.

Featured are rare glimpses of the city’s early years as a dusty pueblo; Chinatown’s evolution; the miraculous orange empire; backyard oil wells; Venice of America; the roaring 1920s and corrupt 1930s; colorful evangelists; glamorous Wilshire Boulevard; fabulous nightclubs; movie studios and lavish stars’ estates; and theme parks such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Marineland of the Pacific. Witness the birth of midcentury modernism, futuristic Googie coffee shops, and space-age LAX. Recall a postwar suburban paradise of drive-ins, bowling palaces, beach parties, Dodgers baseball, hot-rod culture, and mushrooming tract developments.

California natives, newcomers, and vistors alike will discover a largely forgotten history of Los Angeles, much of it lost to progress, as chronicled from the late 1800s through the mid–twentieth century.

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Dig • Shuck • Shake

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Dig • Shuck • Shake : Fish & Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Northwest
By author: John Nelson
Product Code: 37905
ISBN: 978-1-4236-3790-5
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $18.99


John Nelson’s stories of growing up on the docks and his practical techniques for preparing and cooking a variety of seafood in Pacific Northwest style makes this more than a recipe book. It is a snapshot of the fishing culture that resides alongside the docks of Oregon and Washington. Nelson’s thorough yet personable instruction makes it so even the most timid cook will feel at ease creating delectable seafood dishes, the most experienced of cooks will feel challenged, and every guest completely satisfied.

With recipes reflecting kitchens from Scandinavia, Asia, Germany, South America and more, Dig • Shuck • Shake captures a distinctive style of authentic Pacific Northwest cooking.

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The Call of the Wild

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The Call of the Wild
By author: Jack London
Product Code: 46778
ISBN: 978-1-4236-4677-8
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $14.99


A classic novel reissued for contemporary readers.

Rediscover Jack London’s beloved classic in this unique hardbound edition. First published as a serial in the Saturday Evening Post in 1903, The Call of the Wild has never been out of print.

Follow a dog named Buck through violence and hardship, loyalty and loss, finally finding himself and his home in the Yukon wilderness. Truly a must-have for London fans, book lovers, and adventurers.

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Tassajara Cookbook

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Tassajara Cookbook : Lunches, Picnics & Appetizers
By author: Karla Oliveira   Photographs by: Patrick Tregenza
Product Code: 31835
ISBN: 978-1-4236-3183-5
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Paperback / softback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $24.99


Vegetarian appetizers and light meals from the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.

Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the legendary Buddhist monastery set deep in California’s Ventana wilderness, is famous for its healthy gourmet vegetarian cuisine. Guests are known to rave about one particular Tassajara tradition: the bag lunch. Tassajara Cookbook shares these never-before published recipes for savory sandwich spreads, pâtés and loaves, egg and tofu sandwich fillings, salads, chutneys, sauces, marinades, and butters, as well as recipes for baked goods and sweet treats.

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Julia Morgan

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Julia Morgan : Architect of Beauty
By authors: Mark Wilson, Mark A. Wilson
Product Code: 36540
ISBN: 978-1-4236-3654-0
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Paperback / softback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $30.00


Julia Morgan, America’s first truly independent female architect, left a legacy of more than 700 buildings, many of which are now designated landmarks, in cities throughout California, as well as in Hawaii, Utah, and Illinois. Her work spanned five decades, and the total of her commissions was greater than any other major American architect, including Frank Lloyd Wright. Julia Morgan tells the remarkable story of this architectural pioneer, and features text, drawings, and photographs of the many buildings that still exist.

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An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles

An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles
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The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild
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