Joan Irvine Smith: A California Woman’s Story




This over-sized memoir presents the remarkable account of Joan Irvine Smith and the Irvine family, set against the backdrop of California’s history. Some of the many topics covered include her childhood; her grandfather, James Irvine II; her work as an environmental activist; her involvement with the University of California at Irvine and the Irvine Ranch; her legendary philanthropy; the Irvine Museum and its collections; and her deep commitments showing, breeding and racing Thoroughbreds and Holsteiner horses. 480 pages, packed with 1,700 illustrations, photos and paintings.