Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited From Their Harbor
by George & Carmela Cunningham
The story of how the Port of Long Beach rose from a marshy mud flat to become an economic powerhouse, one of the greenest and most modern ports in the world, is an epic tale. Port Town — filled with true stories of larger-than-life soldiers of fortune, land-grabbers, lovers, dreamers, and builders, all inspired and bewitched by the Port of Long Beach’s mighty promise — tells that story.
non-fiction, hardcover, 525 pages
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George and Carmela Cunningham are husband and wife with a love of both history and books. George served in Vietnam as a paratrooper in the 173rd Airborne Brigade, received a degree in journalism from the University of Florida, and worked for twenty-seven years as a writer and editor at newspapers in Florida and California. Carmela is the author of Information Access and Adaptive Technology, the premier book for providing computer access and services to students with disabilities.
The Cunninghams were the founders and publishers of The Cunningham Report — a weekly newsletter on trade and transportation — which debuted in 1996 and closed fifteen years later. During that time, Carmela also worked as the chief operations officer for UCLA’s Institution for Digital Research and Education. George and Carmela live in Long Beach.
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