* For Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles,” the nod goes to L.A. Times reviewer Chris Daley. “… Smogtown” is a regional history for the layperson, focusing slightly more on civic drama and scandal than hard science and legislative details. The cover promises “A Cautionary Tale of Environmental Crisis,” and the archival [...]
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March 31st, 2011 · No Comments
Tags: American history · Chip Jacobs · environment · environmental policy · Gordon's big ideas · Historical serendipity meets calamity · Hollywood · Outrageous Legends · paralysis · Political assassinations · RFK photographs · Smogtown · Smogtown book · South Africa · The Hollywood Way · The Kennedy's · The Music Biz · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler
August 20th, 2008 · No Comments
Cajones. Big brass ones. Nads. Balls of Steel. Gordon Zahler, my mysterious uncle and the subject of Wheeling the Deal, never let a little malady called lifetime paralysis downsize his ambition to leave his footprints on terra firma. His, well, familiy jewels may have been numb from the harbebrained 1940 gym accident that rendered him [...]
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