: New: Book Report: West of the West

A newspaper reporter does some journalizing about whatever he likes. Since he likes California, especially the San Joaquin Valley and Fresno, the results are some pretty interesting stories... uhm, to this here California boy. There's the story of family betrayal and a chicken franchise. There's the Armenian moonshiners. A dead soldier's family. Life among migrant farmworkers. Heads up north long enough to talk to some northern weed farmers. Good stories to read if you're a Californian. If you're not a Californian but are intrigued by a reporter taking the time to write in depth about what he knows well, you might be interested, too.

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