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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXCAL118

LOS ANGELES & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Buy these 4 items as a set for $61 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Golden West, Hollywood Stories

CAL188
John Updike (Introduction), Daniel Fuchs
Black Sparrow Press
2006
272
1574232096
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This marvelous collection of stories and essays from Sunny California, many originally appearing in The New Yorker and Commentary, capture the spirit (and personalities) of Hollywood in the heyday of the studio era.
$16.95

California, A History

CAL204
Kevin Starr
Modern Library
2007
400
081297753X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively short history in the excellent Modern Library Chronicles series, written by a renowned historian.
$18.00

Fodor's Los Angeles

CAL225
Maria Burwell (Editor)
Fodor's
2017
464
0147546842
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining.
$19.99

Los Angeles City Center Map

CAL37
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
0841620814
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the center of L.A.
$9.95

Los Angeles Map

CAL36
Rand McNally Maps
Rand McNally
2
0528980734
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Los Angeles and vicinity at a scale of 1:285,000.
$5.99

Chronicles of Old Los Angeles, Exploring the Devilish History of the City of the Angels

CAL366
James Roman
Atlas & Co
2014
288
194084200X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This selective guide to the city and its past features walking tours of each historic neighborhood, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.
$19.95

California the Beautiful

CAL277
Galen Rowell (Photographer)
Welcome Books
2009
159
159962074X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Rowell's exquisite photographs are accompanied by excerpts from Joan Didion, M.F.K. Fisher, Jack London, William Saroyan and many other luminaries in this celebration of the nature and spirit of California.
$19.95

City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s

CAL29
Otto Friedrich
University of California Press
1997
496
0520209494
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Extensively researched and engaging, Friedrich's history of Hollywood's studio system in the 1940s is full of anecdote and insightful commentary. He looks at the glamour and corruption of LA with a keen, intellectual eye.
$34.95

Helter Skelter, The True Story of the Manson Murders

USW704
Vincent Bugliosi
W. W. Norton & Company
2001
687
0393322238
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This classic of the true crime genre by the lead prosecutor remains the definitive account.
$16.95

Los Angeles, Portrait of a City

CAL340
Kevin Starr (Contributor), Jim Heimann (Editor)
Taschen
2009
571
3836545152
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Watch Los Angeles transform from desert to a glamorous metropolis through more than 500 images enhanced by lively quotations and captions. Highlights include the first known picture of the city taken in 1862, a portrait of bikini-clad Jayne Mansfield surrounded by bottles made in her likeness and coverage of Prohibition gangs and the early 90s racial riots.
$69.99

The Golden Shore, California's Love Affair With the Sea

CAL326
David Helvarg
Perseus
2016
352
1608684407
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this eminently readable and well-researched tribute, Helvarg, an environmental journalist and filmmaker, considers the crosscurrents of culture, history, economy and myth that come together on the state’s golden shores.
$16.95

The Rose Bowl

CAL324
Michelle L. Turner
Arcadia
2010
127
0738580589
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
A tribute to the Rose Bowl stadium, with photos, many from the archives of the Pasadena Museum of History, that highlight memorable sports moments as well as the stadium's role in Pasadena's cultural life.
$21.99

Where I Was From

CAL153
Joan Didion
Alfred Knopf
2004
240
0679752862
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Supreme essayist Didion's personal history of California spanning the 18th to 21st centuries. More than a family chronicle, it's also a provocative cultural critique that attacks the myth of the Sunshine State.
$15.00

William Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles

CAL31
Catherine Mulholland
University of California Press
2002
432
0520234669
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of William Mulholland, the man who led the project of bringing water to Los Angeles. Written by his granddaughter, who seeks to dispel what she believes are common misconceptions about him.
$32.95

Ask the Dust

CAL14
John Fante, Charles Bukowski (Introduction)
Black Sparrow Press
2006
165
0060822554
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Fante's oft-forgotten classic novel of Arturo Bandini, a confused young man trying to make it as a writer in L.A.
$15.99

L.A. Confidential

CAL35
James Ellroy
Warner Books
1997
496
0446674249
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
James Ellroy's modern noir thriller, a densely plotted yarn in the style of Raymond Chandler. Made into a critically acclaimed film.
$16.00

Miss Lonelyhearts & the Day of the Locust

CAL259
Nathanael West
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2009
191
0811218228
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
West's two classic short novels, one set in New York and the other in Hollywood, dramatically depict the destructive forces of modern American life.
$15.95

The Big Sleep

CAL17
Raymond Chandler
Random House
1998
231
0394758285
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic crime novel from the master of the genre. Here is a journey into the dark underworld of 1930's Los Angeles.
$15.95

The Love of the Last Tycoon

CAL16
Matthew J. Bruccoli, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Scribner
1995
169
0020199856
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Fitzgerald's unfinished novel about a young movie producer trying to make his name in Hollywood's great studio system. Edited and newly restored from original notes and drafts by Matthew J. Bruccoli, one of the top scholars of the author's works.
$15.00

Assembling California

USW187
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1994
304
0374523932
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Another fine book on geology and natural history from John McPhee, this time in the company of scientist Eldridge Moores, on travels throughout California.
$17.00

Cadillac Desert, The American West and Its Disappearing Water

USW246
Marc Reisner
Penguin Putnam
1993
582
0140178244
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A definitive history of water development in the American desert -- and a now-classic chronicle of wrong-headed policies and misadventures controlling the great rivers of the West.
$19.00

Los Angeles Map

CAL36
Rand McNally Maps
Rand McNally
2
0528980734
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Los Angeles and vicinity at a scale of 1:285,000.
$5.99

Chronicles of Old Los Angeles, Exploring the Devilish History of the City of the Angels

CAL366
James Roman
Atlas & Co
2014
288
194084200X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This selective guide to the city and its past features walking tours of each historic neighborhood, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.
$19.95

California the Beautiful

CAL277
Galen Rowell (Photographer)
Welcome Books
2009
159
159962074X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Rowell's exquisite photographs are accompanied by excerpts from Joan Didion, M.F.K. Fisher, Jack London, William Saroyan and many other luminaries in this celebration of the nature and spirit of California.
$19.95

City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s

CAL29
Otto Friedrich
University of California Press
1997
496
0520209494
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Extensively researched and engaging, Friedrich's history of Hollywood's studio system in the 1940s is full of anecdote and insightful commentary. He looks at the glamour and corruption of LA with a keen, intellectual eye.
$34.95

Helter Skelter, The True Story of the Manson Murders

USW704
Vincent Bugliosi
W. W. Norton & Company
2001
687
0393322238
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This classic of the true crime genre by the lead prosecutor remains the definitive account.
$16.95

Los Angeles, Portrait of a City

CAL340
Kevin Starr (Contributor), Jim Heimann (Editor)
Taschen
2009
571
3836545152
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Watch Los Angeles transform from desert to a glamorous metropolis through more than 500 images enhanced by lively quotations and captions. Highlights include the first known picture of the city taken in 1862, a portrait of bikini-clad Jayne Mansfield surrounded by bottles made in her likeness and coverage of Prohibition gangs and the early 90s racial riots.
$69.99

The Golden Shore, California's Love Affair With the Sea

CAL326
David Helvarg
Perseus
2016
352
1608684407
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this eminently readable and well-researched tribute, Helvarg, an environmental journalist and filmmaker, considers the crosscurrents of culture, history, economy and myth that come together on the state’s golden shores.
$16.95

The Rose Bowl

CAL324
Michelle L. Turner
Arcadia
2010
127
0738580589
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
A tribute to the Rose Bowl stadium, with photos, many from the archives of the Pasadena Museum of History, that highlight memorable sports moments as well as the stadium's role in Pasadena's cultural life.
$21.99

Where I Was From

CAL153
Joan Didion
Alfred Knopf
2004
240
0679752862
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Supreme essayist Didion's personal history of California spanning the 18th to 21st centuries. More than a family chronicle, it's also a provocative cultural critique that attacks the myth of the Sunshine State.
$15.00

William Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles

CAL31
Catherine Mulholland
University of California Press
2002
432
0520234669
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of William Mulholland, the man who led the project of bringing water to Los Angeles. Written by his granddaughter, who seeks to dispel what she believes are common misconceptions about him.
$32.95

Ask the Dust

CAL14
John Fante, Charles Bukowski (Introduction)
Black Sparrow Press
2006
165
0060822554
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Fante's oft-forgotten classic novel of Arturo Bandini, a confused young man trying to make it as a writer in L.A.
$15.99

L.A. Confidential

CAL35
James Ellroy
Warner Books
1997
496
0446674249
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
James Ellroy's modern noir thriller, a densely plotted yarn in the style of Raymond Chandler. Made into a critically acclaimed film.
$16.00

Miss Lonelyhearts & the Day of the Locust

CAL259
Nathanael West
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2009
191
0811218228
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
West's two classic short novels, one set in New York and the other in Hollywood, dramatically depict the destructive forces of modern American life.
$15.95

The Big Sleep

CAL17
Raymond Chandler
Random House
1998
231
0394758285
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic crime novel from the master of the genre. Here is a journey into the dark underworld of 1930's Los Angeles.
$15.95

The Love of the Last Tycoon

CAL16
Matthew J. Bruccoli, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Scribner
1995
169
0020199856
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Fitzgerald's unfinished novel about a young movie producer trying to make his name in Hollywood's great studio system. Edited and newly restored from original notes and drafts by Matthew J. Bruccoli, one of the top scholars of the author's works.
$15.00

Assembling California

USW187
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1994
304
0374523932
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Another fine book on geology and natural history from John McPhee, this time in the company of scientist Eldridge Moores, on travels throughout California.
$17.00

Cadillac Desert, The American West and Its Disappearing Water

USW246
Marc Reisner
Penguin Putnam
1993
582
0140178244
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A definitive history of water development in the American desert -- and a now-classic chronicle of wrong-headed policies and misadventures controlling the great rivers of the West.
$19.00

More Books

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Los Angeles

USW186
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
160
1465460241
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide to Los Angeles, this slim book includes an excellent map of the center of the city and essential information on its highlights.
$14.00