Narciso Botello's Annals of Southern California 1833 - 1847

by Brent C. Dickerson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/22/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9781491732618
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9781491732601

About the Book

This is the world premiere complete publication of Narciso Botello’s important Annals of Southern California, a work focusing on the years 1833 - 1847 when California was emerging from its years of isolation and seclusion with dramatic turmoil, social change, political intrigues, and armed conflicts. Botello, living in that dusty pueblo Los Angeles, records a swirl of events and personalities—tragic love, crime, warfare, treachery, invasion—all bound together by the characteristic bravado and intricate web of loyalties of the native Californios. This spirited English translation of the original, amplified by detailed notes and insightful commentary, draws the reader deep into the surprising events of the turbulent final years of Mexican California.

About the Author

Brent C. Dickerson is the internationally known researcher and author of a series of books documenting and clarifying the history of the development of roses. His books such as The Old Rose Informant, Old Roses: The Master List, and The Old Rose Advisor are considered indispensable classics in their field. He has now decided to indulge his lifelong enthusiasm for the history of his native Southern California by making available to the general public the exciting and rich reminiscences of Narciso Botello.