An Illustrated History of
Southern California's Inland Empire
The Inland Empire is no longer a Sleeping Giant, but an Awakening Giant, flexing its economic muscles. Sleeping Giant: An Illustrated History of Southern California's Inland Empire examines the region from a historical perspective, with an aim of understanding its future through its past. Lavishly illustrated, this full color, oversized, hardcover book will chronicle our rich past and paint a vivid portrait of the "Giant's Empire". Long timers and newcomers alike will find the history of our own Inland Empire fascinating. This treasury of archival photographs, illustrations and historical artifacts, the profiles of personalities, and descriptions of places will give the reader a greater understanding and appreciation of our thriving Inland Empire.
Rob Leicester Wagner began his journalism career in 1974 at his hometown newspaper in Sierra Madre, California. He has worked as a reporter, city editor, night editor, and managing editor for daily newspapers in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. He also authored fifteen books on regional, film and automotive history. Mr. Wagner's grandfather, Les Wagner, was a newspaperman for more than forty years. His great-grandfather, Rob Wagner, was editor and publisher of Rob Wagner's Script, a literary film magazine. Mr. Wagner lives in Riverside, California, with his wife, Deniece, and their three children - Nicholas, Selena, and Danielle.
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