The Pump House Gang
The Pump House Gang is a 1968 collection of essays and journalism by Tom Wolfe. The stories in the book explored various aspects of the counterculture of the 1960s. The most famous story in the coll...
History of the Movement From 1854 to 1890
Science Fiction in Old San Francisco: Volume One, History of the Movement From 1854 to 1890 is a history of science fiction writers in San Francisco in the period following the American Civil War by S...
Born Free and Equal
Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal Japanese-Americans is a book by Ansel Adams containing photographs from his 1943–4 visit to the internment camp then named Manzanar War Relocation Center in Owe...
Annals of the Former World
Annals of the Former World is a book on geology written by John McPhee and published in 1998 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.The book presents a ge...
Women of Truckee Making History
Women of Truckee Making History is a book that celebrates local women for their contributions to the community of Truckee, California. It was compiled, designed and edited by two Truckee women, Parvin...
Doomsday Cult: A Study of Conversion, Proselytization, and Maintenance of Faith
Doomsday Cult: A Study of Conversion, Proselytization, and Maintenance of Faith is a sociological book based on field study of a group of Unification Church members in California and Oregon. It was fi...
After Henry (book)
After Henry is a 1992 book of essays by Joan Didion. The entire contents of this book are reprinted in We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction (2006).
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Wings (Pike novel)
Wings is the debut, young-adult faerie novel by author Aprilynne Pike. It is the first of four books about a fifteen-year-old girl who discovers she is a faerie sent among humans to guard the gateway...
Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer
Pirates of Silicon Valley is a 1999 original TNT film directed by Martyn Burke. It stars Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates. Spanning the years 1971–1997, the film is based...
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop is the eighth novel written by Lee Goldberg to be based on the television series Monk. It was published on July 7, 2009. Like the other novels, the story is narrated by Nata...
What the Dormouse Said
What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry, is a 2005 non-fiction book by John Markoff. The book details the history of the personal computer, closel...
Understanding California Government and Politics
USA/From Where We Stand: Readings in Contemporary American Problems is a non-fiction book published by Fearon Publishers in 1966.The book was written by then-Assemblyman for California's 27th District...
The Jepson Manual
The Jepson Manual is a flora of the vascular plants that are either native to or naturalized in California. Botanists often refer to the book simply as "Jepson." It is produced by the University and ...
Critical Masses: Opposition to Nuclear Power in California, 1958-1978
Critical Masses: Opposition to Nuclear Power in California, 1958-1978 is the first detailed history of the anti-nuclear movement in the United States, written by Thomas Wellock. It is also the first ...
Earth Abides
Earth Abides is a 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer George R. Stewart. It tells the story of the fall of civilization from deadly disease and its rebirth. The story was se...
Palm Springs a la Carte
Mel Haber (born October 24, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York) is the owner and proprietor of the Ingleside Inn and Melvyn's Restaurant in Palm Springs, California since 1975. He has served on the board of ...
Two Years Before the Mast
Two Years Before the Mast is a memoir by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., published in 1840, having been written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834. A film adaptation under the s...
Vineland
Vineland is a 1990 novel by Thomas Pynchon, a postmodern fiction set in California, United States in 1984, the year of Ronald Reagan's reelection. Through flashbacks by its characters, who have lived ...
Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia
Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia is a 2009 book cowritten by Sheila Himmel and Lisa Himmel. Written by a daughter and her mother, Hungry depicts Lisa Himmel's struggle with anorexia and bu...
Letters from the Afterworld
Letters from the Afterworld is the third novel by T.L. Orcutt in the Path of Return series and first published within the single volume work entitled, The Path of Return Trilogy, published December 20...
The Wild Trees
(Hardcover)The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring is a non-fiction book by Richard Preston about California's coastal redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) and the recreational climbers who climbed t...
Conservation Fallout: Nuclear Protest at Diablo Canyon
Conservation Fallout: Nuclear Protest at Diablo Canyon is a 2006 book by John Wills.Widespread public opposition accompanied the rise of the U.S. nuclear industry during the 1960s and 1970s. In Conser...
Tripmaster Monkey
Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book is the third book written by Maxine Hong Kingston, and was published in 1989. The story follows Wittman Ah Sing, an American graduate of University of California, Berk...
Where I Was From
Where I Was From is a 2003 collection of essays by Joan Didion. It concerns the history and culture of California, where Didion was born and spent much of her life. Where I Was From combines aspects o...
The Eighth Promise
The Eighth Promise: An American Son's Tribute to His Toisanese Mother is a memoir written by William Poy Lee published in 2007 by Rodale Books. The paperback version was released October 2007 and the ...