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With more than 250 photographs and rare ephemera, all collected by author Tom Zimmerman, Paradise Promoted is the first book to showcase the era from 1870 to 1930, when boosters developed the small town of Los Angeles into the city that would become Americas most cutting-edge metropolis. Los Angeles was the subject of the longest, loudest, most persistent promotional campaign in the history of the United States. Nothing was too exaggerated, absurd, or flat-out bizarre to be fodder for the relentless effort to convince Americans to slam the door forever on their home and sally forth to what booster supreme G.W. Burton called The fairest daughter among the sisterhood of cities in the world. This material that was meant to be cast away--ephemeral advertising and promotional pieces — tells the complete story of how the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the railroads, the speculators, business moguls and the Automobile Club wooed the world west.

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The complex and often alarming history of the Los Angeles city sewer system is captured for the first time in Anna Sklar's Brown Acres: An Intimate History of the Los Angeles Sewers. With more than fifty photographs, diagrams and maps, Brown Acres is the first historical narrative to detail any world-class city's sewer system — complete with the relationship between headstrong politicians and the reformers who sought to heal the bay after a century of pollution and contamination. Brown Acres provides a unique look at the underground history of Los Angeles.

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ISBN:
9781883318758
Author:
Sklar, Anna
Publisher:
Angel City Press
Author:
Zimmerman, Tom
Subject:
Pollution
Subject:
History
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Recycling
Subject:
Environmental - Waste Management
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Sewerage - California -
Subject:
Water -- Pollution -- California.
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.02x6.12x.56 in. .82 lbs.

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Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Waste Management
History and Social Science » Americana » Los Angeles
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 232 pages Angel City Press - English 9781883318758 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With more than 250 photographs and rare ephemera, all collected by author Tom Zimmerman, Paradise Promoted is the first book to showcase the era from 1870 to 1930, when boosters developed the small town of Los Angeles into the city that would become Americas most cutting-edge metropolis. Los Angeles was the subject of the longest, loudest, most persistent promotional campaign in the history of the United States. Nothing was too exaggerated, absurd, or flat-out bizarre to be fodder for the relentless effort to convince Americans to slam the door forever on their home and sally forth to what booster supreme G.W. Burton called The fairest daughter among the sisterhood of cities in the world. This material that was meant to be cast away--ephemeral advertising and promotional pieces — tells the complete story of how the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the railroads, the speculators, business moguls and the Automobile Club wooed the world west.
"Synopsis" by , The complex and often alarming history of the Los Angeles city sewer system is captured for the first time in Anna Sklar's Brown Acres: An Intimate History of the Los Angeles Sewers. With more than fifty photographs, diagrams and maps, Brown Acres is the first historical narrative to detail any world-class city's sewer system — complete with the relationship between headstrong politicians and the reformers who sought to heal the bay after a century of pollution and contamination. Brown Acres provides a unique look at the underground history of Los Angeles.
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