Thursday, October 27th 2022 @ 7pm
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Architecture and Beyond
Los Angeles Public Library
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This free event is part of the Architecture & Beyond lecture series presented by the Los Feliz Branch Library with support from the Friends of the Los Feliz Library and Skylight Books.
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Port of Los Angeles: Conflict, Commerce and the Fight for Control (Angel City Press)
With years of research and more than 200 maps and images, Geraldine Knatz shapes an insightful story of the Port of Los Angeles, from its early entrepreneurs to the city’s business and political leadership, and the inevitable conflicts that arose between them. Knatz digs into the back stories of the key players in a hardcore, well-documented piece of storytelling at its best.
Port of Los Angeles matches a topic—the history of Los Angeles Harbor—with someone of unquestionable authority to tackle the subject. Knatz worked nearly four decades at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, her last eight years as Executive Director at Los Angeles. In this remarkable book, her expertise shows. Port of Los Angeles reads like a script for another Chinatown, only this time it's about saltwater and controlling the waterfront, not drinking water and controlling the land. Knatz takes readers on a journey that will educate and inspire, and fills these pages with real-life intrigue, masterminds, and politics extraordinaire.
Port of Los Angeles will leave the world's maritime aficionados spellbound and historians in awe. A must-read for anyone who treasures the history of Los Angeles.
Dr. Knatz, an environmental scientist at USC, served as director of the LA Port of Los Angeles from 2006 to 2014, becoming the first woman to serve in that role. Her insightful and timely historical story of the LA Harbor features more than 200 maps and images.
As Los Angeles historian William Deverell stated on the jacket cover, “The Port of Los Angeles made this city. This very well might be ‘The Study’ of what made modern Los Angeles.”