"A thoroughly researched and highly detailed look at San Diego's early development through the eye of prominent Jewish merchant and settler Louis Rose (of Roseville and Rose Canyon fame). Rose participated in the city council, the county board of supervisiors, and a number of civic and business enterprises. A must-read for anyone wanting an in-depth picture of San Diego from 1850 through 1880."
Iris Engstrand, pre-eminent San Diego Historian;
Professor of History, University of San Diego;
and author of San Diego: Gateway to the Pacific.
"As we commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Jewish arrival in the United States, how timely it is (to) have Don Harrison chronicle the life of Louis Rose and remind us of the major role Rose played in the development of San Diego."
Professor Lawrence Baron, Director, Lipinsky Institute