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Coming Soon: Sacramento Renaissance

July 23, 2013

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History Press West is thrilled to announce a new Sacramento title on the horizon from local historian William Burg: Touted as progress, postwar redevelopment spawned a new age in Sacramento, California. As city planners designated areas of urban blight and directed bulldozers to make way for commercial districts and pedestrian malls, the churches, jazz clubs […]

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San Diego Yesterday Author Event

June 12, 2013

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Bring your San Diego history questions and join author and archivist Rick Crawford Sunday June 16 at the Santa Ysabel Store & Backcountry Visitor Center for a special author talk.   The Way We Were in San Diego and San Diego Yesterday by Richard W. Crawford are available from the History Press and San Diego […]

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A Tradition of Apricots: Father’s Day Feature from Author Robin Chapman

June 12, 2013

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“Nowhere else in the world was anything like this to be seen; neither is there anything like it to be seen now. Thousands came to California year after year to see the breathtaking beauty of these fruitful valleys. We are greatly poorer to have lost most of it…” — Robert Couchman Robin Chapman’s book, California […]

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New from American Palate West: Lost Sacramento Eateries

June 6, 2013

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Frank Fat’s banana cream pie, fettuccine with asparagus and mushroom from Americo’s, and Merlino’s Orange Freeze present a taste of who we were and are. History Press West is delighted to announce a new American Palate title from authors Maryellen Burns and Keith Burns featuring delicious stories from Sacramento’s historic eateries. As the authors write in […]

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Tracing the Course of Willow Creek History

June 6, 2013

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“a marvelous blending of history and facts along with the warmth of personal interviews”–Susan Rappaport In the heart of California, not far from Yosemite, Willow Creek rises at eight thousand feet in the Sierra Forest, crashing through narrow granite canyons and meandering through serene mountain passes on its journey to meet the San Joaquin River […]

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