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Miriam Pawel in conversation with David Ulin

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Miriam Pawel discusses and signs The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation

Even in the land of reinvention, the story is exceptional: Pat Brown, the beloved father who presided over California during an era of unmatched expansion; Jerry Brown, the cerebral son who became the youngest governor in modern times - and then returned three decades later as the oldest.  In The Browns of California, journalist and scholar Miriam Pawel weaves a narrative history that spans four generations, from August Schuckman, the Prussian immigrant who crossed the Plains in 1852 and settled on a northern California ranch, to his great-grandson Jerry Brown, who reclaimed the family homestead one hundred forty years later. Through the prism of their lives, we gain an essential understanding of California and an appreciation of its importance.  The magisterial story is enhanced by dozens of striking photos, many published for the first time. This book gives new insights to those steeped in California history, offers a corrective for those who confuse stereotypes and legend for fact, and opens new vistas for readers familiar with only the sketchiest outlines of a place habitually viewed from afar with a mix of envy and awe, disdain, and fascination. (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Event date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781632867339
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 4th, 2018

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