A Troubled Oasis: A Critical History of Palm Springs, California (Paperback)
This history sidesteps the pitfalls of civic boosterism and scandal sheets. It seeks to offer a sober and unvarnished account of the development of Palm Springs, sweeping nothing under the proverbial rug. It pays special attention to the tragedy of Section 14, when minorities were evicted from the city in the 50s and 60s, and it is one of the first books to devote a chapter to the gay and lesbian exodus to Palm Springs in the 1990s.. This book also highlights the unfair treatment of the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians until 1959 and their ascent to great wealth and power thereafter.