A Fascinating Look Into One Prospering City's Humble Beginning

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New book provides readers a vivid picture of how one city has grown to be known as Bakersfield

Fondly reliving the good ole days, author Eugene F. Cassady unveils to readers the richly-layered history of one of the most interesting cities in California with Did You Say “Baker’s Field”?, his newly released book published through Xlibris.

In the last century, Bakersfield, California, has grown in population to an amount of about twenty-five times. But the city’s development did not magically happen overnight. Using vivid memories of his personal experience and stories passed on through generations, Cassady narrates how a place once known as “Colonel Baker’s Field” became Bakersfield. This book looks back at the years that have molded the city—its geographic beginning through the prehistoric days of Indian culture, the immigration of various cults and races that settled there, and the petroleum, agriculture, and the commercial enterprises that made people financially stable to have them feel pleasantly at home. Peppered with humor, it describes that warm dry summers and non-freezing winters are delightful, even if one has to go elsewhere to ski.

Did You Say “Baker’s Field”? succinctly captures one city’s fascinating beginnings, engaging readers with how a conglomerate of people and cultures became a key to establishing a well-flourished and yet continuously promising land.

This book will be featured at this year’s California Library Association Book Exhibit in Sacramento, California, on November 12 to 15, 2010. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Eugene F. Cassady was born in Bakersfield in 1923. He was raised in a family that had been in Bakers-field since 1885. He attended local schools there through high school. He received an academic scholarship to the University of California in 1940, but WWII interrupted his education and he joined the Navy. He returned after the war and got his BA degree in 1949. He married in 1950 and found out during his honeymoon that a war had started in Korea and he was a member of the Naval Reserve. The next year was spent at war on a destroyer. After Korea, he went back to graduate school at UCLA and got an MBA Degree and then worked to become a Certified Public Accountant, which he has practiced for the last sixty-eight years. As a CPA with a computer, he has had fun writing various things, including this book.

Did You Say “Baker’s Field”? * by Eugene F. Cassady
Publication Date: August 17, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 54 pages; 978-1-4535-6075-4
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 54 pages; 978-1-4535-6076-1
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-6077-8

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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