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The Resource Big dreams : into the heart of California, Bill Barich

Big dreams : into the heart of California, Bill Barich

Label
Big dreams : into the heart of California
Title
Big dreams
Title remainder
into the heart of California
Statement of responsibility
Bill Barich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The land of opportunity, a golden Eden, the last frontier. What is this place that has given rise to countless metaphors but can still quicken the imagination' For Bill Barich, the question became a quest when he realized that home was no longer New York, where he had grown up, but California, to which he had been lured twenty years earlier. Now, in this account of his journey through California, he captures the true nature of the state behind the stereotypes. From the fogbound fishing towns of the North to the Mexican port of entry at San Ysidro, Barich describes an amazing diversity among people who have staked a claim to California's promise. He introduces us to a Native American hairdresser and the head priest of a Sikh temple; we meet loggers, bikers, an aging lifeguard, and the prison warden whose job it is to keep Charles Manson behind bars. He follows the traces of John Muir, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walt Disney, and Ronald Reagan, and weighs the impact their dreams have had on the rest of us. The result is a book that captures all the promise, heartache, grandeur and incongruity of California and its unabashedly Big Dreams. From the Trade Paperback edition
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barich, Bill
Dewey number
979.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
F866.2
LC item number
.B37 1995eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Vintage departures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • California
  • Barich, Bill
  • FICTION
  • Barich, Bill
  • Civilization
  • Travel
  • California
Label
Big dreams : into the heart of California, Bill Barich
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage Departures ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307800657
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00171816
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774591616
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Big dreams : into the heart of California, Bill Barich
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage Departures ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307800657
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00171816
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774591616
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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