"Reading both is like finding hidden treasures. . . . The San Francisco and Los Angeles guidebooks offer both traditional tours of the city as well as historical writing more closely akin to poetry. These are books that people can read aloud to one another."--"Beyondchron"
"With a nimble and witty introduction by David Kipen. . . . The guide remains addictively readable."--"Los Angeles Times"
"More than just a tool to help you find the nearest Presbyterian church or a convenient tennis court, the guides, part of the Depression-era Federal Writers Project, included thoughtful essays on history, life and culture in each destination, as well as blow-by-blow tours through city neighborhoods and other information that in many cases remains at least partially relevant (or interesting) today."--"New York Post"
"A time capsule of old L.A. . . . The book is a faded blueprint to local history, a sample of how the city looked and felt."--"Los Angeles Downtown News"
"My favorite new Los Angeles book "--Kevin Roderick"La Observed" (03/21/2011)
My favorite new Los Angeles book --Kevin Roderick"La Observed" (03/21/2011)"