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Author Pawel, Miriam, 1958- author.

Title The Browns of California : the family dynasty that transformed a state and shaped a nation / Miriam Pawel.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference    92 Brown Family PAW    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Brown Family PAW    DUE 09-28-21 Billed
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Brown Family PAW    Available
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Description x, 483 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "When Governor Jerry Brown finishes his fourth term at the end of 2018, he will have bookended his career as both the youngest and the oldest governor of California. He and his father Pat Brown will have governed the state for twenty-four years since 1959--almost half of the state's modern history. How did the Brown political dynasty arise, and what is its lasting impact? In The Browns of California, award-winning journalist and scholar Miriam Pawel brings to life four generations of the Brown family as a prism through which we view the history of the Union's thirty-first state. Through the family's colorful and significant principal players, she weaves a narrative that is essential to understanding California and the way it shapes the nation. This book gives new insights to those steeped in California history, offers a corrective for those who confuse stereotypes and legend for history, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The mansion -- The pioneer -- The Paris of America -- The yell leader -- The Roosevelt Democrat -- Forest Hill -- The governor and the seminarian -- Fiat lux -- Down but not out -- "Water for people for living" -- The turbulent term -- The Browns of Los Angeles -- The candidate -- The new spirit -- Jerry and Cesar -- To the moon and back -- The fall -- Winter soldiers -- A different shade of Brown -- Oakland ecopolis -- Son of Sacramento -- Second chances -- Fiat lux, redux -- Past as prologue -- The mountain house.
Subject Brown family.
Brown, Jerry, 1938-
Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996.
Governors -- California -- Biography.
ISBN 9781632867339 (hardcover)
1632867338 (hardcover)

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