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Local Girl Makes History: Exploring Northern California's Kitsch Monuments [Paperback]

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Item description for Local Girl Makes History: Exploring Northern California's Kitsch Monuments by Dana Frank...

A historian's nostalgic trip to a series of local daytrip sites takes an unexpected turn as she explores the mysterious draw of these places. Childhood memories and urban myths lead to research into hidden stories, and what's revealed tells much about the politics of history-making.

Writing in a personal, funny, and engaging style, Dana Frank brings the reader along on her process of discovery. Full of surprises and plot twists along the way, her adventures are quirky, fun, and informative. Each essay is accompanied by a map and illustrated with photos, news clippings, and memorabilia.

Dana Frank is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Pages   278
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.7" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   City Lights Books
ISBN  1931404097  
ISBN13  9781931404099  

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More About Dana Frank

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! A professor of American Studies at UCSC, Dana Frank focuses on US and international labor issues. Also published in the Washington Post, The Nation, and other publications, she is the author of Buy American and, with Howard Zinn and Robin D. G. Kelley, Three Strikes.

Dana Frank currently resides in Santa Cruz, in the state of California. Dana Frank has an academic affiliation as follows - University of California.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > State & Local - By State > California
2Books > Subjects > Travel > General > Essays & Travelogues
3Books > Subjects > Travel > General > Guidebooks
4Books > Subjects > Travel > United States > Regions > West > Pacific
5Books > Subjects > Travel > United States > States > California > General

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