River of Shadows

River of Shadows

by Rebecca Solnit Author

In California in 1872, Eadweard Muybridge pioneered the technology that would come to be instrumental in the advent of film. In this concise history of the meteroic rise of California as the technological and cultural center that it is today, Rebecca Solnit takes this moment in history to look at the unique identity and climate that developed in the post-Civil War California and the way in which the technological revolution of the time would plant the seeds of Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and the driving forces of modern day.