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Kevin Starr, historian and former California state librarian has died.

January 16, 2017

 

“I thought, ‘There’s all kinds of wonderful books on California, but they don’t seem to have the point of view we’re encouraged to look at — the social drama of the imagination,’” Kevin Starr told The Times. Filling this gap would become his life’s work, making him the state’s foremost historian and one of its most revered public intellectuals.” – LA Times

From a bookseller’s point of view, Kevin Starr’s books were the perfect mix of the general and specific. Broader in scope the books called “Californiana”, but organized by a narrower time and theme to be much more useful that an ordinary one-volume history of the state.

Follow this link for a nice remembrance by Peter H. King in today’s LA Times.

Here is what we have stock:

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6 books | Displaying page 1 of 1

California History Magazine Summer 2000California History Magazine Summer 2000
Author: Starr, Kevin
( Richard J. Orsi )
California Historical Society/University of California, 2000.
Near fine.
Stock number: CALHIST79.2 
Shelf Code:07B3

$10.00


Paperback, Out of Print

 California

California: A HistoryCalifornia: A History
Author: Starr, Kevin
Modern Library, 2007.
Very good or better.
Stock number: U081297753X
ISBN-13: 97808129775310 
Shelf Code:07B5

$8.50


Paperback, Used

 California
The West
California: A History (Modern Library Chronicles)California: A History (Modern Library Chronicles)
Author: Starr, Kevin
Modern Library, 2007.

Stock number: 081297753X
ISBN-13: 97808129775310 
Shelf Code:07B5

$17.00


Paperback, New

 California

Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963 (AmericansGolden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963 (Americans
Author: Starr, Kevin
Oxford University Press, 2011.

Stock number: 0199832498
ISBN-13: 9780199832491 
Shelf Code:07B5

$24.95


Paperback, New

 California

Inventing The Dream: California Through the Progessive EraInventing The Dream: California Through the Progessive Era
Author: Starr, Kevin
Oxford University Press, 1985
Very good or better
Stock number: U0195042344
ISBN-13: 9780195042344 
Shelf Code:07B5

$11.00


Paperback, Used

 California

Material Dreams : Southern California Through the 1920'sMaterial Dreams : Southern California Through the 1920's
Author: Starr, Kevin
Oxford University Press, 1990.
Very good or better in dust jacket.
Stock number: U0195044878
ISBN-13: 9780195044874 
Shelf Code:07B5

$12.00


Hardcover, Used

 California


6 books | Displaying page 1 of 1

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