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West of Eden : An American Place (Hardcover) (Jean Stein)

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The first book in thirty years from Jean Stein, author of the classic work of oral historyEdie: American Girl West of Eden is an epic oral history depicting Hollywood and Los Angeles, told through the stories of several larger-than-life figures and their families. Each story is a portrait of an outsider coming to Los Angeles with an all-but-impossible dream, and the dark legacy of those illusions for their families, future generations, and the city itself. The book’s subjects include movie moguls, studio bosses, an oil tycoon, a legendary actress, and many others. As she did inEdie, Stein has woven together oral accounts by hundreds of people to create a mesmerizing tapestry of voices that tell the saga of a place like no other. Over four decades in the making,West of Eden is grand in scale, intimate in detail, and a cautionary tale about the dark side of Eden.
Number of Pages: 334.0
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Entertainment + Performing Arts, USA / State + Local / West
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Jean Stein
Language: English
Street Date: February 9, 2016
TCIN: 50241564
UPC: 9780812998405
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6909

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