Kevin Starr, author of California histories and former state librarian, dies at 76 – LA Times

Great historian and writer, enjoyed his books, he brought to life and to the pages the stories that made California’s history…



“Filling this gap would become his life’s work, making him the state’s foremost historian and one of its most revered public intellectuals. For half a century, he chronicled the greed, cruelty, enlightenment, innovation, vanity and sacrifice that took California from a place of Native American hamlets through Spanish colonization, entry into the United States and growth into a diverse powerhouse of technology, culture and trade.”

Source: Kevin Starr, author of California histories and former state librarian, dies at 76 – LA Times

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