Nashville, TN, May 03, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The History of Los Angeles Told Through Historic Photographs
As the largest city in California and the second-largest in the country, Los Angeles has been an integral part of the fabric of United States history. The story of Los Angeles reflects both spirit and a unique culture that are the foundation of the city’s present-day prosperity and overwhelming popularity.
With fact-filled photo captions and chapter introductions by Dana Lombardy, Historic Photos of Los Angeles rediscovers Los Angeles’ fascinating past through nearly 200 rare photographs selected from the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; the Korean Heritage Library, University of Southern California; the Library of Congress; the Los Angeles Public Library; the National Archives; the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research; and the University of Southern California, USC Special Collections, all showcased with exceptional clarity and beauty.
From Rams football and the Los Angeles Dodgers to Hollywood and the Olympic stadium, Los Angeles shines through the decades in glorious black-and-white photography, displayed in a large format. This is a fantastic book for any travel, photography, or history fan.
“For me, history has always been about the people and their stories that made the world we know. I am also interested in how things work, why people made certain decisions, and how different choices could have led to possible alternatives. We are the result of history, and we live with and are making history every day,” says author Lombardy.
Historic Photos of Los Angeles is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series. These books, highlighting the history of the great cities, pivotal events, and legendary figures across America, have been acclaimed as a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history.
Historic Photos of Los Angeles
By: Dana Lombardy
Turner Publishing, $39.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-59652-374-6
Turner Publishing Company
Phone: (615) 255-2665