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The History of the Barclay Hotel

by J. M. Moore

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It is a short book for the most part. I do enjoy local history and find it enjoyable to read. After reading this I would definitely love to see the place. It is quite apparent that the author is emotionally invested in the place and that I found pleasant. It is mostly a bunch of data collection. I would have probably switched chapters around and ended with her own personal experience. Lastly the works cited part of the book is very thorough but almost overwhelming, perhaps a smaller font would be more appealing. Much of it is internet research, but I have to admit I used the internet to follow up on several things I had never heard of. ( )
  Cmatha | Feb 1, 2017 |
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This book was written to highlight the many stories around The Van Nuys Hotel/Barclay Hotel. -Preface
In the lives of so many a people in this world, there are achievements and shortcomings, finding love and losing love, being born and eventually dying. -Introduction
I was born on January 19, 1897 - 1 Glory Days
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