- San Francisco: Book Club of California, The, 1984.
- cloth, plain paper dust jacket.
- Frontispiece; (ii), vi, 3-89+(1).
Price: $10.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 51596
Limited to 600 copies (Book Club of California Publication no.176). The image of California as the everyman's paradise of health and the good life owes something to the efforts of B.C. Truman (1835-1916), an ex-Civil War journalist and confidential secretary of Andrew Johnson, who discovered southern California in the late 1860's and spent the rest of his life promoting it in books, articles, and other promotional efforts. This biography by G.F. Kurutz emphasizes Truman's publishing and publicity activities and provides a checklist of some of his writings.