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Among the books reviewed in preparing "A history of paradise" were:

Jackie Robinson: A Life Remembered by Maury Allen

El Alisal: Where History Lingers by Jane Apostol

Painting with Light: A Centennial History of the Judson Studios by Jane Apostol

Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies by Reyner Banham

Los Angeles: Epic of a City by Lynn Bowman

Los Angeles: Biography of a City, edited by John and LaRee Caughey

Ride the Big Red Cars: How Trolleys Helped Build Southern California by Spencer Crump

Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of its Mexcian Past by William Deverell

Bound for Freedom: Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America by Douglas Flamming

A Guide to Architecture in Los Angeles and Southern California by David Gebhard and Robert Winter

Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis by Greg Hise

Arroyo Craftsman, a 1999 reprint by The Judson Studios

The City: A Global History by Joel Kotkin

Landscapes of Desire: Anglo Mythologies of Los Angeles by William Alexander McClung

William Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles by Catherine Mulholland

My Blue Heaven: Life and Politics in the Working-Class Suburbs of Los Angeles, 1920-1965 by Becky M. Nicolaides

Los Angeles: The End of the Rainbow by Merry Ovnick

Los Angeles: A to Z by Leonard Pitt

Hoyt Street: an Autobiography by Mary Helen Ponce

Jackie Robinson: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad

I Never Had it Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson by Jackie Robinson

The San Fernando Valley: America's Suburb by Kevin Roderick

Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles by Kevin Roderick and J. Eric Lynxwiler

The Seduction of Place: The History and Future of the City by Joseph Rykwert

Under the Sky in California by Charles Francis Saunders

La Reina: Los Angeles in Three Centuries, a 1929 publication of Security Trust and Savings Bank

Excerpts from Southern California's Architectural Heritage by Terry Silo

Americans and the California Dream: 1850-1915 by Kevin Starr

Inventing the Dream: California Through the Progressive Era by Kevin Starr

Material Dreams: Southern California through the 1920s by Kevin Starr

American Character: The Curious Life of Charles Fletcher Lummis and the Rediscovery of the Southwest by Mark Thompson

Henry Edwards Huntington: A Biography by James Thorpe

L.A. El Pueblo Grande by John D. Weaver

Places of their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twenieth Century by Andrew Wiese

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