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Sleeping Giant: An Illustrated History of Southern California's Inland Empire [Hardcover]

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Item description for Sleeping Giant: An Illustrated History of Southern California's Inland Empire by Rob Leicester Wagner...

Sleeping Giant is a thoughtful and robust narrative of the Inland Empire's transition from a wild desert wilderness held togther by nothing more than sagebrush and adobes to the vibrant economic and industrial engine that it is today.

The book is a reservoir of stories of the early years and include the more than a history of the waning days of the Wild West. It traces the monumental transformation of the region in its passage through times of pioneer settlement, the dawn of an agrarian age, and the development of railroads and industry. Sleeping Giant also recounts the social and economic revolution of a century. Early-day architecture of both commercial buildings and homes is examined.

Lavishly illustrated with vintage photographs, concludes with a chapter that heralds an ever-promising future for the people of the Inland Empire, who are so proud of their rich and colorful past.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   156
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 14.7" Width: 12.5" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   3.7 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Stephens Press
ISBN  1932173072  
ISBN13  9781932173079  

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More About Rob Leicester Wagner

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Wagner is a longtime Inland Empire newspaper reporter and editor. Beginning his career in 1974, he worked for newspapers in the Pasadena area before writing for the Corona Daily Independent, Ontario Daily Report, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, and the Record of Stockton. Sleeping Giant is Wagner's 19th book.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > State & Local - By State > California
3Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > State & Local
4Books > Subjects > Outdoors & Nature > Ecology
5Books > Subjects > Science > Nature & Ecology > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Sleeping Giant: An Illustrated History of Southern California's Inland Empire?

Southern California History  Jan 8, 2007
This is an extraordinary book I spotted in a local bookstore.
Immediately I knew that I had to get "Sleeping Giant: An
Illustrated History of Southern California's Inland Empire"
for my son-in-law's Christmas.
The format is inviting, table-top size, and the vintage photographs have been selected with care.
The book was placed in a sturdy white custom-sized box by the
Great book! Would recommend to anyone interested in the early
history of Southern California.
An Insider's Look at the Inland Empire  Jun 22, 2004
As an author and historian of the book "Southern California Miscellany", I live in the Inland Empire of So-Cal and I appreciate this wonderful book for leaving no stone unturned in conveying a thoughtful and entertaining account of the Inland Empire.
Definitely a beautiful book!  Mar 10, 2004
Rob Leicester Wagner has put together a magnificent book, containing a good narrative and delightful photographs, about one of the fastest-growing areas in the country which still maintains a sense of character and place, unlike many locations in southern California which have grown and changed through the years. There is still to this day a sense of openness and freedom in the Inland Empire, compared to the more densely populated areas along the coast. And the more moderate housing costs continue to attract residents who are willing to brave commutes to jobs in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties.

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