The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise

The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise

David K. Randall


New York Times best-selling writer David okay. Randall spins a striking story of the yank West and the will of 1 couple to maintain paradise.

Frederick and should Rindge, the not going couple whose love tale propelled Malibu’s transformation from an untamed ranch in the course of nowhere to a paradise seeded with motion picture stars, are on the middle of this tale of yank grit and determinism. He used to be a Harvard-trained confidant of presidents; she was once a negative Midwestern farmer’s daughter raised to be suspicious of the seasons. but the bond among them may form history.

The newly married couple reached l. a. in 1887 while it used to be nonetheless a frontier, and inside many years Frederick, the single inheritor to an important Boston fortune, turned one of many wealthiest males within the nation. After his unexpected loss of life in 1905, may possibly spent the following thirty years scuffling with off the most robust males within the country―as good as fissures inside of her personal family―to shield Malibu as her inner most country. Her fight, one of many longest over land in California heritage, may culminate in a landmark ideal court docket selection and result in the construction of the Pacific Coast Highway.

The King and Queen of Malibu strains the trail of 1 relations because the nation round them swept off the final vestiges of the Civil struggle and moved into what we might realize because the glossy age. the tale of Malibu levels from the halls of Harvard to the outdated West in New Mexico to the beginnings of San Francisco’s counter tradition amid the Gilded Age, and culminates within the glamour of early Hollywood―all throughout the short sliver of heritage within which the appearance of railroads and the car traversed a beckoning American frontier and something appeared possible.

eight pages of illustrations; map

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