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Dreamers and Schemers - How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global Metropolis (Hardcover) Loot Price: R556
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Dreamers and Schemers - How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global...

Dreamers and Schemers - How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global Metropolis (Hardcover)

Barry Siegel

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How one man brought the Olympics to Los Angeles, fueling the city's urban transformation. Dreamers and Schemers chronicles how Los Angeles's pursuit and staging of the 1932 Olympic Games during the depths of the Great Depression helped fuel the city's transformation from a seedy frontier village to a world-famous metropolis. Leading that pursuit was the "Prince of Realtors," William May (Billy) Garland, a prominent figure in early Los Angeles. In important respects, the story of Billy Garland is the story of Los Angeles. After arriving in Southern California in 1890, he and his allies drove much of the city's historic expansion in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Then, from 1920 to 1932, he directed the city's bid for the 1932 Olympic Games. Garland's quest to host the Olympics provides an unusually revealing window onto a particular time, place, and way of life. Reconstructing the narrative from Garland's visionary notion to its consequential aftermath, Barry Siegel shows how one man's grit and imagination made California history.

General

Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Barry Siegel
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-29858-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Olympic games
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 0-520-29858-6
Barcode: 9780520298583

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