Synopses & Reviews
The California Missions Source Book, first released in late 2009, has been acclaimed as the definite reference book on the California missions, "a compelling visual delight, your money's worth of primary data." This expanded 2nd edition now includes the key facts about the only mission-era asistencia (sub-mission) which remains intact and continues to serve the descendants of its original Indian community. The second edition has been published in a hard cover, spiral-bound format that makes it extra sturdy for use by scholars in the field, as well for mission docents and visitors. This is a valuable resource with a beautiful presentation.
About the Author
David J. McLaughlin
is a writer and photographer with an abiding interest in the early history of the United States. He has published over a dozen works on the California mission era, ranging from biographies of the key players to illustrated timelines and image collections.
Rubén G. Mendoza is an archaeologist, writer, photographer, widely published author and founding faculty member of the California State University, Monterey Bay.