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Promulgating a Progressive Pantheon

by Patrick Mickelson. A review of Inventing the Dream: California through the Progressive Era by Kevin Starr

Patrick Mickelson enjoys music, literature, and politics. He devotes his spare time between playing guitar and debating issues with his friends and family. At a university, he plans to major in political science and reside on the east coast or in England.

The Governor Who Changed it All

by Joel Kang. A review of California's Prodigal Sons: Hiram Johnson and the California Progressives 1911-1917 by Spencer Olin

Joel D. Kang was born in Gardena, CA in the 13th of December, 1990. He likes math and science and plans to follow a career in those directions. He likes to be outside with his friends but also likes spending time alone¡Xlistening to music or watching television.

Southern California's Revolution

by Daniel Huang. A review of Those Powerful Years: The South Coast and Los Angeles, 1887-1917 by Joseph S. O'Flaherty

Daniel Y. Huang enjoys a variety of activities including running and biking with friends. He also enjoys and frequently plays piano and guitar. Daniel Huang enjoys spending his free time with friends and family and his dog.

Oil, Fortune, and Scandal

by Kevin Chen. A review of The Dark Side of Fortune: Triumph and Scandal in the Life of Oil Tycoon Edward Doheny by Margaret Leslie Davis

Kevin is involved in many clubs and activities on and off campus, such as National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, and American Cancer Society. His hobbies include playing basketball, reading comic books, listening to music, playing musical instruments, and sleeping.

Sinclair¡¦s Socialist Influence

by Carin Montelongo. A review of The Land of Orange Groves and Jails: Upton Sinclair¡¦s California by Lauren Coodley

As a scholar and an athlete, Carin Montelongo has dedicated much focus to her academics while maintaining an intense devotion to her sport as the captain of her volleyball team. Carin is also hopeful in her pursuit of a medical career, in which she wishes to be an accomplished forensic pathologist.

A Woman of Many Miracles

by Cristina Jones. A review of Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson by Daniel Mark Epstein

Cristina Jones is a junior at Irvine High School. She participates in Irvine Singers, and in her free time enjoys swimming. She¡¦d like to thank Mr. Sewell and her classmates for an interesting year in AP US History.

California: From Underdog to Leader

by Nam Le. A review of The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s by Kevin Starr

Nam Le enjoys bareback horse riding, long walks under a moonlit beach, and serenading strangers with song and guitar. Genetically deficit, Le is grossly allergic to milk, seafood, nuts, and eggs and will subsequently die without the intervention of Benedryl tablets and Epi-pen shots if he accidentally consumes such foods.

The Golden State in Danger

by Julie Oh. A review of Endangered Dreams: The Great Depression in California by Kevin Starr

Julie Oh is currently a junior at Irvine High School. She was born on February 2, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. Besides writing history book reviews, she enjoys watching movies, listening to music, spending time with her friends, eating, sleeping, and playing golf.

Dust Bowl Migration

by Joycelyn Nguyen. A review of American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture by James N. Gregory

Joycelyn Nguyen enjoys reading and writing in her free time. She enjoys traveling and has been on at least three cruises with her family. Visiting different places around the world allows Joycelyn to experience various cultures. She hopes to attend a four year university.