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George Wharton James (1858—1923) was a prolific popular lecturer and journalist, writing more than 40 books and many articles and pamphlets on California and the American Southwest.

James was born in Lincolnshire, England. He was ordained as a Methodist minister and came to the United States in 1881, serving in parishes in Nevada and southern California. However, in 1889 he was sued for divorce, accused by his wife with committing numerous acts of adultery. He subsequently underwent an ecclesiastical trial, charged with real estate fraud, using faked credentials, and sexual misconduct. He was defrocked, although he was later reinstated.

James' books included The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (1906), Through Ramona's Country (1909), In & Out of the Old Missions of California (1912), and The Lake of the Sky (1915). Characteristics of his writing included romanticism, an enthusiasm for natural environments, idealization of aboriginal lifeways, and health faddism. He had a long-running feud with Charles Fletcher Lummis, another writer with similar regional interests.

The California State Library and the University of California, Berkeley have collections of James' books and pamphlets. A collection of his photographs is on file at the University of New Mexico. The Southwest Museum in Los Angeles also has some of his papers and photographs.

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Total Books: 245
Francisco Palou's Life and Apostolic Labors of the Venerable Father Junpero Serra Founder of the Franciscan Missions of California
The Grand Canyon of Arizona How to See It - Primary Source Edition
2014 - The Grand Canyon of Arizona How to See It - Primary Source Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781295580750
ISBN-10: 1295580756
Genre: Travel
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Indian Basketry Forms Designs and Symbolism of Native American Basketry
Indian Basketry and How to Make Indian and Other Baskets  - Primary Source Edition
The Grand Canyon of Arizona how to see it
2013 - The Grand Canyon of Arizona How to See It [TREDITION CLASSICS] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783849512118
ISBN-10: 3849512118
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Indian Basketry and How To Make Indian  Other Baskets  Originally Published in 1903
2012 - Indian Basketry and How to Make Indian Other Baskets Originally Published in 1903 [600 illustrations] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781478342083
ISBN-10: 1478342080
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Grand Canyon of Arizona - How to See It
2011 - The Grand Canyon of Arizona - How to See It (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781446093191
ISBN-10: 1446093190
Genre: Travel
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The Grand Canyon of Arizona
2011 - The Grand Canyon of Arizona [Timeless Classic Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781456533069
ISBN-10: 1456533061
Genre: Travel
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A Little Journey To Some Strange Places And Peoples In Our Southwestern Land New Mexico And Arizona
The Wonders of the Colorado Desert  Its Rivers and Its Mountains Its Canyons and Its Springs Its Life and Its History Pictured  Down the Overflow of the Colorado River to
Indian Basketry And How to Make Indian and Other Baskets
2010 - Indian Basketry and How to Make Indian and Other Baskets (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781140225386
ISBN-10: 1140225383
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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California Romantic  Beautiful
2010 - California Romantic Beautiful (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143869549
ISBN-10: 1143869540
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Heroes of California The Story of the Founders of the Golden State As Narrated by Themselves Or Gleaned from Other Sources
In  Around the Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona
2010 - In Around the Grand Canyon the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142122621
ISBN-10: 114212262X
Genre: Travel
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Our American Wonderlands
2010 - Our American Wonderlands (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142242817
ISBN-10: 1142242811
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In and Around the Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona
The Indians of the Painted Desert Region Hopis Navahoes Wallapais Havasupais
Indian Basketry with 360 Illustrations
2010 - Indian Basketry with 360 Illustrations (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143039881
ISBN-10: 1143039882
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2009 - In (Paperback)
2009 - The Lake of the Sky [Illustrated Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - The Legend of Tauquitch and Algoot [Forgotten Books] (Paperback)
2005 - Lake of the Sky The [Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover