Author Phyllis Butler
has updated her landmark book on the fascinating people, the ranchos, towns and historic buildings of the Santa Clara Valley.
The Valley of Santa Clara
A chronicle of the great houses of historic Santa Clara/Silicon Valley, and the lives and dreams of the pioneers.
(see Kevin Starr's review on the back of the book jacket: "Virtually recapitulates the entire architectural history of California�Butler has given us superb stories to go with architecture...".)