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Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their…

Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times

by Bill Boyarsky

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This book is dedicated to the Los Angeles Times journalists who, through good times and bad, have worked to deliver the news, especially to the present generation facing challenges never imagined by their predecessors.
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The story of the Chandlers and Los Angeles began modestly in 1882 in a small print shop a mile or so south of the spot where the Spaniards first established the city.
No single family has dominated any major region of the country as the Chandlers have dominated Southern California.  They did not so much foster the growth of Los Angeles as invent it. --David Halberstam
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