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What a pleasant surprise in a history book ... that reads like a page-turning novel.
It was that these very talented and rich farmers took the subsidized land and water instead of paying the market rate.
King Of California is the true story of J.G. Boswell and a strong history of early California politics.
Great to learn the history of Tulare, Kings, Kern and Fresno Counties plus much of California.
When traveling from Bakersfield on 43 thru Corcoran will have much more respect... Read more
I AM A NATIVE NORCAL GUY. LOVED READING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF CENTRAL VALLEY AG. DIDN'T know much about cotton than thread counts, Turkish bathrobes , and fine sheets. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Frank Reginato
I always wondered where such virulent racism came from in California. Why, it traveled across the U.S. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Crystal Pyramid
Good little spot of California history here. Cotton is no longer king but the stories are timeless. This is not the California you know.Published 4 months ago by Robert Horowitz
Great historic read about the developing of the agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley in CA, from the 1920's to the 1940's.Published 5 months ago by Pamela Scott
I bought this for my wife, who grew up in the Central Valley of California.
Boswell was always a powerful presence there, but she had no idea how powerful he was throughout... Read more
Informative story during a period not heavily covered. Many folks are still around that can remember much of this. RecommendedPublished 8 months ago by Ricko
Be warned: This is primarily a one-sided story of the "evils" of "Big Ag" in California. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Timothy Price