Bell’s Books in Palo Alto Has the New Book on Palo Alto

“… as I learned more about the history of California and its place, especially through the role of California engineers in the colonized world, it became clear to me what kind of colony and what kind of place California was in the 19th century.” (Malcolm Harris, Interview, March 1, 2023)

What better place to get a copy of Malcolm Harris’ new controversial and provocative book on Palo Alto than the only bookstore in downtown Palo Alto? Harris takes an expansive view of what it means for this particular part of the world and its relationship between technology and wealth, starting much earlier in history than one might expect.

“A highly readable revisionist history of the Golden State, sharply argued and well researched.”

– Kirkus Review

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