The King of California

J.g. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire

Author: Mark Arax

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The fascinating story of a cotton magnate whose voracious appetite for land drove him to create the first big agricultural empire of the Central Valley of California, and shaped the landscape for decades to come. J.G. Boswell was the biggest farmer in America. He built a secret empire while thumbing his nose at nature, politicians, labor unions and every journalist who ever tried to lift the veil on the ultimate "factory in the fields." The King of California is the previously untold account of how a Georgia slave-owning family migrated to California in the early 1920s, drained one of America 's biggest lakes in an act of incredible hubris and carved out the richest cotton empire in the world. Indeed, the sophistication of Boswell 's agricultural operation -from lab to field to gin - is unrivaled anywhere. Much more than a business story, this is a sweeping social history that details the saga of cotton growers who were chased from the South by the boll weevil and brought their black farmhands to California. It is a gripping read with cameos by a cast of famous characters, from Cecil B. DeMille to Cesar Chavez.

The King of California

Pacific Adventures, No. 1

Author: Francis Drake

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An Excerpt From An Eighteenth Century Account Of Drake's Voyage Around The World.

The King Next Door

Author: Maureen Child

Publisher: Harlequin

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Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Single mom Nicole Baxter is perfectly fulfilled without a man in her life. But when billionaire Griffin King moves in next door, she considers a fling. Not only is he gorgeous and exciting, but he's not staying. It's an ideal situation, as long as she doesn't fall in love…. Griffin King never met a woman he couldn't leave. But desire sparks with Nicole like lightning: quick and hot. It's just what this workaholic commitmentphobe needs. But why does the thought of summer's end have Griffin longing for more with the one woman he shouldn't have?

Kings of California books 4-6

An Anthology

Author: Maureen Child

Publisher: Silhouette

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Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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It takes a special woman to win the heart of a King... The King family is back with new stories in USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child's Kings of California series! And she's brought us three more strong alpha heroes: professional surfer-turned-playboy billionaire Jesse King; Justice King, reunited with the wife he lost and the son he never knew he had; and honorable oldest brother Jefferson King, who gets a second chance at love. Meet them all (for one low price!) in the Kings of California Books 4-6 bundle. Includes: Conquering King's Heart, Claiming King's Baby and Wedding at King's Convenience.

To Kiss a King (Mills & Boon Desire) (Kings of California, Book 12)

Author: Maureen Child

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Page: 192

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For security expert Garrett King, rescuing a damsel in distress is routine. He knows sexy, desirable Princess Alexis left her castle to look for independence and true love – and she thinks she’s found it in him. But he’s no white knight, he’s been hired to protect her during her adventure and he doesn’t do happily ever after...

Kings of California

Author: Maureen Child

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Category: Love stories

Page: 185

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Bargaining for King's Baby Gina knew her father had made a bargain to 'sell' her in exchange for next-door neighbour Adam King's much-desired land...so she decided to make a deal with the millionaire herself. She'd marry him. He'd get the land. And she'd get King's baby. Marrying for King's Millions The only way millionaire Travis King could get his biggest client off his back was to marry someone else. So he handpicked home-town girl Julie, a desperate woman who would do exactly what he wanted. Unless what he wanted began to change...Falling for King's Fortune For Jackson King, business always triumphs over romance. Until Casey, the beautiful stranger he shared a mind-blowing tryst with, reveals he's a father. Now he's determined to have his daughter under his roof...even if it means marrying Casey

Californian Kings: Conquering King's Heart (Kings of California, Book 4) / Claiming King's Baby (Kings of California, Book 5) / Wedding at King's Convenience (Kings of California, Book 6) (Mills & Boon By Request)

Author: Maureen Child

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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CONQUERING KING’S HEART For three years she’d haunted his dreams. And the memory of that heated anonymous night sent tycoon Jesse King back to California on a mission to find her. He would have his mystery woman once more – because a King never lost!

King's Million-Dollar Secret

Author: Maureen Child

Publisher: Harlequin

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Page: 192

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As penance for losing a bet, Rafe King had promised to work one job as an everyday carpenter. And that's when he hit the jackpot—an introduction to Katie Charles. With every word, every touch, the sweet, sexy lady made Rafe feel like more than the cold-hearted tycoon he was reputed to be. There was only one problem: Katie despised all wealthy men, especially those in the King family. He couldn't reveal his feelings without coming clean about his last name. But if he kept this secret, it might cost him…everything.

Starr King in California

Author: William Day Simonds

Publisher: Good Press

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Category: History

Page: 140

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"Starr King in California" by William Day Simonds. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.