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Dear Los Angeles : the city in diaries and letters 1542 to 2018

Author: David Kipen
Publisher: New York : The Modern Library, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"David Kipen scoured the archives of libraries, historical societies, and private estates to assemble a kaleidoscopic view of Los Angeles from the Spanish missionary expeditions in the 1500s to the present day. These entries are arranged by date--January 1 through December 31--but are selected from more than three centuries of writing by those living in, or visiting, Los Angeles. Thus the entry for January 21, for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kipen
ISBN: 9780812993981 0812993985
OCLC Number: 1073018995
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 559 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: edited by David Kipen.

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"David Kipen scoured the archives of libraries, historical societies, and private estates to assemble a kaleidoscopic view of Los Angeles from the Spanish missionary expeditions in the 1500s to the present day. These entries are arranged by date--January 1 through December 31--but are selected from more than three centuries of writing by those living in, or visiting, Los Angeles. Thus the entry for January 21, for example, will have an excerpt from Benjamin Hayes in 1850, F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1938, Charlton Heston in 1957, John Lennon in 1974, and a blogger in 2011. In the process, readers get a wonderful glimpse of life in this city through the ages. Profound, historical, whimsical, this rich mix of letters and diary entries marking each day of the year offers intimate flashes of life in Los Angeles over the past four centuries."--Provided by publisher.
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