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Book Launch: Dreamers and Schemers

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As Los Angeles plans for its third Olympics, it is worth remembering how the first one happened. It had a lot to do with a charismatic real estate developer named Billy Garland. Barry Siegel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning director of the literary journalism program at UC Irvine, tells the story in his new book, “Dreamers and Schemers: How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global Metropolis.” He will sign books at The Last Bookstore this Thursday. Sip wine and check out this essential bookstore’s other books while there.