The Master of Monterey

The Master of Monterey

A Novel

eBook - 2003
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Blackwell North Amer
When Commodore Jones and the crew of the National Intention land in Monterey believing themselves to be bringing freedom and democracy to the benighted Californios, they discover that history has preceded them, that cruelty, betrayal, greed, and lust are already well established there, and that far from existing outside of history, California is a battleground for several contending versions of the past. They also find that their own limitations and illusions are far more powerful than the message of hope that they intend to deliver.
The Master of Monterey is filled with heartbreaking irony and raucous energy, the story of the men who claimed the West and who, far from creating history, found themselves trapped within it.

Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, Ă2003
ISBN: 9780874179026
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9780874175295
Characteristics: 1 online resource (273 pages)

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