In its hundred years of
publication, Sunset has had a varied and fascinating history as a part of
Western American culture. The reminiscences and essays here present various ways
of looking at that history.
Magazine L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr
provides first-hand insight into the workings of Sunset Maghazine based
on his lifetime, work in the business held by his family for over
Kevin Starr, noted historian, author, and California State Librarian, provides a
fascinating perspective and appreciation of the interplay between the emerging
Western culture and the pages of Sunset magazine and the influence of the
magazine on that culture over the course of the last hundred years.
Books Melvin B. Lane describes the
successful book publishing operations of Sunset.
Eras Dr. Tomas Jaehn, curator for
American and British History at the Stanford University Libraries, delves into
the changes brought about by the four different eras of ownership of the