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The impact of Jerry Brown – and his family – on California




California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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For more than a third of the last six decades, a Brown has governed the state of California.

Starting with Pat Brown’s election in 1959 and ending this year with the retirement of his son, two-term Governor Jerry Brown, the Browns have seen the state through a wide range of economic and political climates — but their California roots extend as far back as the Gold Rush, when Jerry Brown’s great-grandfather, a Prussian immigrant, crossed the Great Plains to settle on a northern California ranch.

In her new book, “The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation,” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Miriam Pawel examines the state’s history and development through 165 years and four generations of the Brown family.

Larry sits down with Pawel to talk about the Browns’ significant influence on California, its economy and the state’s role in the national landscape.

Miriam will be discussing her book at the following L.A.-area locations:

Guest:

Miriam Pawel,  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation” (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018); she tweets @miriampawel



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