"The book debunks stereotypes and shows how California's Great Central Valley intertwines a vanishing Old West and an emerging New West to create America's True West, a country of 21st-century rural and small-town Westerners of many races and ethnicities who often feel ignored or looked down on, several with ties to Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Texas, but all shaped as was Bergon by California's Great Valley"--Provided by publisher.
The vision of Two-buck Chuck -- Illegal immigrant to valley farmer -- Basque dirt -- Drought in the garden of the sun -- Valley tolerance -- Black ranch girl -- Chicano vet -- New woman warrior -- A valley Indian's search for roots -- Native American Okie -- Rebellion in Marlboro country -- West of California : the Marlboro Man
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