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    • The King of California

    • J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire
    • By: Mark Arax, Rick Wartzman
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 76
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 66

    J. G. Boswell was the biggest farmer in America. He built a secret empire while thumbing his nose at nature, politicians, labor unions, and every journalist who ever tried to lift the veil on the ultimate "factory in the fields". The King of California is the previously untold account of how a Georgia slave-owning family migrated to California in the early 1920s, drained one of America 's biggest lakes in an act of incredible hubris and carved out the richest cotton empire in the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book about the southern San Joaquin

    • By Alice H on 05-03-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Rest of the West (2009)

    • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Mark Arax, Scott Martelle, Jim Newton, and others
    • Narrated by: Steven J. Ross
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19