Kevin Starr Pens History Of CMC

November 3, 1998

California's preeminent historian, Kevin Starr, has written a new book detailing the history of Claremont McKenna College. Commerce and Civilization: Claremont McKenna College, The First Fifty Years 1946-1996 (372 pages; $29.95) was published this fall by the college.

Starr, who also serves as the State Librarian of California, will be launching the release of Commerce and Civilization with two public appearances. He will deliver a luncheon speech at noon on Tuesday, November 10, 1998 in Orange County at The Hyatt Regency Hotel, 17900 Jamboree Boulevard in Irvine. Later that day, he will visit the Claremont McKenna College campus for an evening lecture at 6:45 pm at CMC's Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth Street in Claremont.

Starr will sign copies of his books, which will be available for purchase at both locations. The book may also be ordered from the college's Huntley Bookstore, 175 E. Eighth Street, Claremont, CA 91711. Telephone orders may be placed by calling (909) 621-8168. Email orders may be sent to

Starr is the author of the highly-praised series of books on California history. His latest book in the series is The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s (Oxford University Press, 1997). He is a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times and writes for many other publications, including The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He also chairs the California Statehood Sesquicentennial Commission.

Members of the news media may order complimentary review copies of Commerce and Civilization by calling (909) 621-8099.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college preparing students for responsible leadership in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls 1,000 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges.



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