The book, Soldiers, Scoundrels, Poets and Priests puts flesh and blood on a profoundly important time in California's history through a vivid depiction, in words and images, of the people who birthed and nurtured California and the placed that formed it's shape and character.
This is the only book that assembles the stories of all the key players in the California mission drama into one fascinating volume.
This expanded second edition includes 30 biographies, 96 images and a 12-page glossary.
A new, generously illustrated timeline lists the major events and key dates from the year detailed planning for the Spanish settlement of Alta California began in 1768 through 1853. This vivid depiction, in words and images, of the people who birthed and nurtured California and the places that formed its shape and character, tells a gripping tale. The glossary and timeline make it a vital reference.