Los Angeles A To Z: An Encyclopedia Of The City And County by Leonard PittLos Angeles A To Z: An Encyclopedia Of The City And County by Leonard Pitt

Los Angeles A To Z: An Encyclopedia Of The City And County

byLeonard Pitt, Dale Pitt

Paperback | December 29, 2000

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Few cities captivate the imagination as does Los Angeles. It is the locus of spectaculars: movies, earthquakes, freeways, riots, sunsets. In this fascinating desk reference, Leonard and Dale Pitt have gathered a sweeping array of information on the City of Angels. Bolstering their historical and humanistic approach with scientific and technical information, the Pitts include alphabetically arranged entries on history, geography, automobile culture, sports, movies, current events, architecture, flora, fauna, scandals, biography, the arts, politics, neighborhoods, and ethnic, racial, and religious groups. Quotations throughout provide provocative and amusing tidbits about the city that has been called "the fulfillment of the American Dream." Copiously illustrated and wonderfully anecdotal, this is a book for anyone with a question, large or small, about Los Angeles.

"It's a great place to live, but I wouldn't want to visit there."-Mark Twain

"At heart, Los Angeles is a vast cross-section of the Corn Belt set down incongruously in a Maxfield Parrish setting."-Irwin S. Cobb

"Hollywood is wonderful. Anyone who doesn't like it is either crazy or sober."-Raymond Chandler

"Great weather and automobiles."-Jamal Wilkes
Leonard Pitt is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, Northridge, and author of Decline of the Californios: A Social History of the Spanish-Speaking Californians, 1846-1890 (California, 1966). Dale Pitt is a freelance writer, editor, and indexer.
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Title:Los Angeles A To Z: An Encyclopedia Of The City And CountyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 10 × 7.12 × 1.35 inPublished:December 29, 2000Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520205308

ISBN - 13:9780520205307

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It's a great place to live, but I wouldn't want to visit there.--Mark Twain
At heart, Los Angeles is a vast cross-section of the Corn Belt set down incongruously in a Maxfield Parrish setting.--Irwin S. Cobb
Hollywood is wonderful. Anyone who doesn't like it is either crazy or sober.--Raymond Chandler
Great weather and automobiles.--Jamal Wilkes

Editorial Reviews

"[This] encyclopedia reflects the multiethnic population that has always constituted Los Angeles and provides current interpretations of each subject. Entries include short histories of ethnic communities and astute accounts of significant streets, neighborhoods, and adjoining cities."--"The Journal of American History