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Abrazando el Espíritu

by Ana Elizabeth Dr. Rosas

Structured to meet employers’ needs for low-wage farm workers, the well-known Bracero Program recruited thousands of Mexicans to perform physical labor in the United States between 1942 and 1964 in exchange...


by Carey McWilliams

In 1949, lawyer, historian, and journalist Carey McWilliams stepped back to assess the state of California at the end of its first one hundred years—its history, population, politics, agriculture, and social...

The Bilko Athletic Club

by Gaylon H. White

During the 1956 baseball season in the city of Los Angeles, Mickey Mantle’s pursuit of Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record was matched only by the day-to-day drama of Steve Bilko’s exploits in the...

1970: "I" Hotel

by Karen Tei Yamashita

"I Hotel" is the third novella of I Hotel, a National Book Award finalist and epic of America’s struggle for civil rights as it played out in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Yamashita’s cast of students, laborers,...

A Skeptic Among Scholars

by August Frugé

When August Frugé joined the University of California Press in 1944, it was part of the University's printing department, publishing a modest number of books a year, mainly monographs by UC faculty members....

Maxwell Land Grant

by William A. Keleher

When the United States acquired New Mexico by invasion and conquest on August 15, 1846, it inherited a land grant problem of considerable magnitude. This problem continued for decades until 1870 when the United...

Memoirs, Episodes in New Mexico History, 1892-1969

by William A. Keleher

William A. Keleher always had an active curiosity and this made him an outstanding newspaperman and an indefatigable researcher of historical events. It led him into many intellectual adventures that resulted...

Morris Kight:  Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist

by Mary Ann Cherry

How did the gay movement, which began as a sedate group of intellectuals, become what is arguably the most dynamic civil rights crusade in America? How did a deviant and marginalized fraction of society evolve...

Etta Place

by D. J. Herda

The Pinkertons knew her as "Ethel,” "Ethal,” "Eva," and "Rita" before finally settling on "Etta" Place for their wanted posters.

After Sundance introduced her to Robert Parker (Butch Cassidy), the three joined...

Highway 101

by Stephen H. Provost

A fun-filled look at the history and attractions of California's legendary Highway 101.

Now the road has the utilitarian designation of U.S. Route 101, but originally it had a name of romance and mystery—El...


by Victor Davis Hanson

Part history, part political analysis, and part memoir, Mexifornia is an intensely personal work by one of our most important writers. Victor Davis Hanson, known for his military histories and his social commentary,...

The Rise of Wolf 8

by Rick McIntyre & Robert Redford

“The powerful origin story of one of Yellowstone’s greatest and most famous wolves.”

Washington Post

Book One in The Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone Series. 

Book Two, The Reign of Wolf 21, is available...

Molly B'Damn

by Jaydee,A.

Molly B'Damn by A. Jaydee


Spurred West

by Ian Neligh

?I can?t imagine a better guide to the Old West and the contemporary Wild West than Ian Neligh. This book is a hoot.? ?C.J. Box, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of LONG RANGE

A collection of true stories...

The Outlaw Youngers

by Marley Brant

The Youngers—Bob, Cole, Jim, and John—tested the boundaries of the violent and turbulent post-Civil War society in which they lived. The author investigates the events from the Border and Civil Wars which...

The Great Quake Debate

by Susan Hough

In the first half of the twentieth century, when seismology was still in in its infancy, renowned geologist Bailey Willis faced off with fellow high-profile scientist Robert T. Hill in a debate with life-or-death...

American Zion

by Betsy Gaines Quammen

"A deep, fascinating dive into a uniquely American brand of religious zealotry that poses a grave threat to our national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife sanctuaries, and other public lands. It also happens...

Alaska's History, Revised Edition

by Harry Ritter

This newly revised edition includes up-to-date information and historical photographs on everything you need to know about the Last Frontier, all in one travel-friendly package.

Alaska?s rich and cultural history...


by Stephen W. Haycox

Alaska often looms large as a remote, wild place with endless resources and endlessly independent, resourceful people. Yet it has always been part of larger stories: the movement of Indigenous peoples from Asia...

Hellacious California!

by Gary Noy

In 1855 an ex-miner lamented that nineteenth-century California “can and does furnish the best bad things,” including “purer liquors?finer tobacco, truer guns and pistols, larger dirks and bowie knives,...