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New book traces the history of the orange and its impact on California

David Boule, author of
David Boule, author of "The Orange and the Dream of California"

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The history of the orange is juicy. The fruit is emblematic of California and sun-kissed West Coast dreams.

In his new book, "The Orange and the Dream of California," author David Boulé recounts the history of the orange, tracing the story of the orange’s origins and its cultural and financial power. Boulé’s writing is accompanied by color photos, postcards, and classic advertisements -- a fully formed picture of the iconic and symbolic orange and its impact on California. 

How did the orange embody the ideal of a fruitful life in California? What is the history of the fruit in our state?


David Boulé, author of The Orange and the Dream of California