Palo Alto by Malcolm Harris

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Palo Alto, the town, is the perfect synecdoche for understanding America. Built at the furthest end of the contiguous American empire as a suburb to the launching point of imperial adventures that would define this country’s place in the 20th century, Palo Alto was the testing ground for countless technologies (including a revolutionizing horse breeding facility). Palo Alto, the book, starts punching on its first page and does not let up for the remaining 635--it's to a town what The Power Broker was to Moses: definitive and gripping!

Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World By Malcolm Harris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316592017
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 19th, 2024