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Brand new hardcover book! ; Biography of Able Stearns, who was considered by some to be a smuggler, cattle thief, or revolutionary, but by others a civic leader who was acting as governor, the business genius who founded of the Port of San Pedro, a man who brought law and order to Los Angeles, and the power behind the throne who advised General Fremont. Read the book and make up your own mind. Frontispiece is a portrait of Abel Stearns. Book has an appendix containing The Mexican Naturalization Law of April 14, 1828; The Mexican Colonization Decree of August 18, 1824; and Regulations for Colonization of the Territories of the Republic, November 221, 1828. There are also an index and a bibliography.
; 6.25" x 9.25"; 177 pages