Golden Dreams

Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199924309
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A narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume Americans and the California Dream is an unparalleled work of cultural history. In this volume, Starr covers the crucial postwar period--1950 to 1963--when the California we know today first burst into prominence. Starr brilliantly illuminates the dominant economic, social, and cultural forces in California in these pivotal years. In a powerful blend of telling events, colorful personalities, and insightful analyses, Starr examines such issues as the overnight creation of the postwar California suburb, the rise of Los Angeles as Super City, the reluctant emergence of San Diego as one of the largest cities in the nation, and the decline of political centrism. He explores the Silent Generation and the emergent Boomer youth cult, the Beats and the Hollywood "Rat Pack," the pervasive influence of Zen Buddhism and other Asian traditions in art and design, the rise of the University of California and the emergence of California itself as a utopia of higher education, the cooling of West Coast jazz, freeway and water projects of heroic magnitude, outdoor life and the beginnings of the environmental movement. More broadly, he shows how California not only became the most populous state in the Union, but in fact evolved into a mega-state en route to becoming the global commonwealth it is today. Golden Dreams continues an epic series that has been widely recognized for its signal contribution to the history of American culture in California. It is a book that transcends its stated subject to offer a wealth of insight into the growth of the Sun Belt and the West and indeed the dramatic transformation of America itself in these pivotal years following the Second World War.

Golden Dreams

Author: Gwen Bristow
Size: 44.27 MB
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The great California gold rush of 1849 is recreated by focusing on the experiences of individual Americans who headed westward, filled with dreams of overnight wealth in the form of gold

Golden Dreams Of Borneo

Author: Alex Ling
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479791709
Size: 35.53 MB
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Dreams of Gold Dreams of Power These drove men and women to seek their fortune in Sarawak. They came from Britain to carve a future on virgin soil from China - to escape grinding poverty. They fought and traded, lived and died in the struggle to fulfil their dreams. Some lost their lives to bloodthirsty headhunters, or in the disease-ridden swamps and trackless jungles of the interior; some survived to make their fortune. Chinese, British, Malays rubbed shoulders with fearsome Sea Dayaks, and nomads in the hunter-gatherer stage of evolution. The Steam Age met the Stone Age in this exotic, untouched land. Cultures clashed in a multiracial society. Charles Brooke, enigmatic White Rajah of Sarawak, was a man of vision, a man with a mission to tame the natives first, then to protect them from exploitation. His dream was to take them gently towards modern civilisation, to bring them the rewards of self-development. He was paternalistic but loving, a truly benevolent despot. Dreams of Adventure Dreams of Romance Stephen Young, a young graduate, arrives in Sarawak in 1898. Seduced by its virgin beauty steaming jungle, majestic mountains and noble savages he stays. Erotic intrigue, passion, violence and warfare surround him. His goal is to survive these with his head and his heart intact.

The Golden Dream Of Carlo Chuchio

Author: Lloyd Alexander
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429986731
Size: 25.54 MB
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A beautiful Kirkassi girl, cold-eyed villains and smiling killers, a bazaar merchant peddling slightly used dreams—could any young adventurer ask for more? Not Carlo Chuchio, who is seeking hidden treasure on the legendary Road of Golden Dreams. With Baksheesh, the world's worst camel-puller, Carlo leads a caravan through the realm of Keshavar. Robbed of all but his underdrawers, mistaken for a mighty warrior and then for a crown prince, Carlo risks his life for a prize that may not even exist. Newbery medalist Lloyd Alexander weaves a glorious tale of adventure, love, and the treasures that matter most. The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Golden Dreams

Author: Darlene Franklin
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373486723
Size: 13.62 MB
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WINNIE TUTTLE DREAMS ABOUT SKATING With hometown champion Frank Sawtelle as her coach, she has a real chance to compete in the world's foremost skating competition. But her siblings want her helping on the farm—not wasting time on the ice. And as her feelings for Frank turn to love, she wonders if he could ever feel the same. Still bitter over the injury that shattered his competitive hopes, coaching Winnie resurrects Frank's career. But as his love for her grows, a romance could jeopardize her success. While he keeps his feelings to himself, he yearns for a future with Winnie…one more precious than gold.

Golden Dreams

Author: Anna DeForest
ISBN: 9780843941791
Size: 16.94 MB
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Starting over in Colorado after the death of her father, penniless Kate Holden finds herself in a desperate situation during which she strikes a bargain with brooding Justin Talbott, who vows to seduce the beautiful scholar. Original.

The Valley Of Golden Dreams

Author: Raymond Griffith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456873370
Size: 33.92 MB
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The Book contains a story about a young man, (Christin) who grew up under parents who lived by, and taught him, The Golden Rules. He had graduated from college, married Anna, the girl of his dreams and became father to two children. He then found employment with a prominent local company and had a promising career. But that was not enough to fulfill his personal desires. In defiance of warnings from Anna, he resigned his position at the company, and went to the dreaded Industrial Valley in quest of a more lucrative career. A compromising environment there, soon took it’s toll on his personal values. He gave way to negative habits and became entangled in activities counter to those of a faithful, loving husband and father. Separation from Anna soon followed, then came a personal life filled with heart aches and tragedy. The long road back to his loved ones was troublesome, but once there he found his real Valley of Golden Dreams.

The Golden Dream

Author: Jeremy Padilla
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146532786X
Size: 22.69 MB
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Carlos Calderon is a humble normal eighteen year old boy from Pasadena California. While most teenagers spend the summer of their eighteenth year getting ready for college, Carlos is spending it competing against the world in his favorite sport, soccer. Carlos is on the United States under 20 mens national team, and he and his teammates are competing in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. For Carlos and his teammates this is only the first step to achieving their dream of representing the U.S. in the World Cup. Their dream is shared by their opponents of this tournament but unlike Carlos and his teammates, most of those players will one day carry the hopes and dreams of their entire country when they play in the World Cup. Also unlike their opponents, the American team is criticized for being inexperienced and accused of having non-citizens as players. Carlos and his teammates must now overcome their critics, and play their best to show the World what American soccer has in store for the future, and hope that those back home will one day have The Golden Dream that they and the rest of the World all share.

Keepers Of Golden Dreams

Author: Theresa Philips Sirawsky
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1682892654
Size: 11.12 MB
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The title for my book, Keepers of Golden Dreams, came to me in a dream. I had been pondering over what to name it for quite some time and couldn’t think of anything appropriate. Then one morning, I woke up with a start and there it was, ablaze in my mind. My parents came to America to create a better life for themselves and the family they hoped to have in the future. My father came first, and my mother and grandmother came shortly after. The people believed that there was so much wealth in this country that the streets were lined with gold. While growing up, my mother told us about her life growing up in Slovakia, and I would listen trying to picture how it must have been and how hard it must have been to leave all that they loved for a better life. When my husband and I married, we came directly to New Jersey to live. I was the only daughter who moved away from my mother. I missed my parents and siblings and my life back home. After many years, I began to think about what I missed and realized that my mother had experienced the same emotions. I realized that the future generations should know what my parents went through to leave everything and go to a place where the customs and language were different and with very little money. I wanted them to know the story of their lives, so I began to write about them and their journey.