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The Resource Dreamers and schemers : how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis, Barry Siegel

Dreamers and schemers : how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis, Barry Siegel

Label
Dreamers and schemers : how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis
Title
Dreamers and schemers
Title remainder
how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Barry Siegel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dreamers and Schemers chronicles how Los Angeles's pursuit and staging of the 1932 Olympic Games during the depths of the Great Depression helped fuel the city's transformation from a seedy frontier village to a world-famous metropolis. Leading that pursuit was the "Prince of Realtors," William May (Billy) Garland, a prominent figure in early Los Angeles. In important respects, the story of Billy Garland is the story of Los Angeles. After arriving in Southern California in 1890, he helped drive much of the city's historic expansion in the first two decades of the twentieth century, and then, from 1920 to 1932, he directed the city's bid for the 1932 Olympic Games. Garland's quest to host the Olympics provides an unusually revealing window onto a particular time, place, and way of life. Reconstructing the narrative from Garland's visionary notion to its consequential aftermath, Barry Siegel shows how one man's grit and imagination made California history"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siegel, Barry
Dewey number
796.48
Index
index present
LC call number
GV721.2.G37
LC item number
S54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Garland, William May
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic host city selection
  • Hosting of sporting events
  • City planning
  • HISTORY
  • City planning
  • Hosting of sporting events
  • Olympic host city selection
  • California
Label
Dreamers and schemers : how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis, Barry Siegel
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Billy's parade -- Billy's migration -- LA on the cusp -- The quest -- A foot in the door -- The hand of man -- Rome, 1923 -- The great migration -- Protecting the image -- A bolt from the blue -- Planting a seed -- Then came the crash -- Berlin, 1930 -- A sacred duty -- Desperate hours -- Competing narratives -- Playing his cards -- A lush new world -- A parallel universe -- The games -- A footing in the world
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520970649
Lccn
2019015888
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
332EEB7D-9D07-44C4-B7D5-FB35FFA522E0
System control number
(OCoLC)1096214160
Label
Dreamers and schemers : how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis, Barry Siegel
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Billy's parade -- Billy's migration -- LA on the cusp -- The quest -- A foot in the door -- The hand of man -- Rome, 1923 -- The great migration -- Protecting the image -- A bolt from the blue -- Planting a seed -- Then came the crash -- Berlin, 1930 -- A sacred duty -- Desperate hours -- Competing narratives -- Playing his cards -- A lush new world -- A parallel universe -- The games -- A footing in the world
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520970649
Lccn
2019015888
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
332EEB7D-9D07-44C4-B7D5-FB35FFA522E0
System control number
(OCoLC)1096214160

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