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100 years of UCLA on your coffee table --Los Angeles Times, Dec. 29, 2011

About the Author

Ever since her days as news editor of the UCLA Daily Bruin and as campus correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, Marina Dundjerski 94 has been writing about her alma mater in one way or another.
Since 2003, she has chronicled UCLA s history as director of the UCLA History Project. Her 20 years of experience in journalism and communications includes three years as a senior writer and editor for UCLA Magazine and other campus publications; six years in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy; and a stint as a reporter for United Press International.
A Los Angeles native, Dundjerski holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a specialization in world literature.
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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Third Millenium Pub Ltd; Main edition (June 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906507376
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906507374
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 1.3 x 12.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #866,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Incredible book - - loads and loads of great photos throughout the years, including photos of how Westwood looked way back at its inception. This is THE BOOK to own if you are a Bruin, or connected to any UCLA Bruins or this amazing university ! I find it interesting that stats show each year UCLA is the most applied to college in the nation...and definitely one of the hardest and most selected schools to get admittance into as well. What amazes me is that now UCLA is as hard (or even a bit harder) to get into than UC Berkeley...and how UCLA was an extension of Berkeley in its earlier days !

This book is a "start to finish" publication on the origins of UCLA from its beginning, with a remarkable array of photographs that really bring the book to life !

2-Thumbs Up !
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A comprehensive history of UCLA from its humble beginnings in the early 20th century to the present. It was obviously well-researched and generously illustrated with well-chosen photographs. For alumni, the detailed account of each decade is certain to evoke memories of time spent there. An oversize volume, perfect for the coffee table.
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Bought this on a whim and send it right back. It's dry and clearly written from a development (fund raising) self-glorification perspective. There are a lot of interesting facts sprinkled here and there but it's built on the archives of pics that the Alumni Association has been leaning on for decades. It's the same information synthesized into one book and it's missing the important part: the student perspective. A book telling the history of UCLA shouldn't be about when buildings were built and awards were won. That's an administrative and political angle. I was hoping it would read like a human narrative and it doesn't. This book is great if you want to know about building projects, accomplishments of faculty and "famous" alums. If you want to read about the UCLA you remember as a student, this isn't your book.
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A great reference source and "coffee table" addition for anyone connected with UCLA. Well presented and very thorough - highly recommend!
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