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LYNN DOWNEY. A Short History of Sonoma

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LYNN DOWNEY. A Short History of Sonoma. University of Nevada Press. 224 pages; Paperback, $21.95, unpress.nevada.edu.

A Short History of Sonoma traces its past from the Native American peoples who first inhabited the valley, proceeding through the establishment of a mission by Spanish priests, the Bear Flag Revolt that began California’s movement to become part of the United States, the foundation of what would become a celebrated wine industry, and its role today as the center of a sophisticated and highly envied food and wine culture.