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.
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
Aware of what he had given to the paper -- and knowing those days were passing -- the workers on the newsroom floor were proud to shake his hand.
"Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times" is the tale of the Chandlers family's reign over L.A. with the help of their mighty scepter, the Times, and their entwinement with politics, family feud, and fortune. This is truly the story of the building of one of the most famous, populated, and culturally rich cities in the world"--Provided by publisher.… (more)