VENICE CALIFORNIA: ‘CONEY ISLAND OF THE PACIFIC’.

VeniceCaliforniaStanton[Book: Jeffrey Stanton – 1993 – 23x30cm – 232 Pages – Many B&W photos, few colour]. An updated and extended version of a 1987 publication. This book shall appeal to those interested in Southern California’s regional history, particularly Venice. Chapter Points: Building Ocean Park and Venice of America (1891-1906); Coney Island of the Pacific (1907-12); Growth Through the Teens (1913-19); Setbacks, Rebuilding and Political Confusion (1920-24); Annexation and Ruin (1924-29); Oil, Depression and War Years (1930-45); Dismantling of Venice (1946-72); Pacific Ocean Park (1958-67); Ocean Front Walk – An Unstructured Midway (1972-). ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.