Joan Irvine Smith: A California Woman’s Story


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“This is the remarkable account of Joan Irvine Smith and the Irvine Family, set against the backdrop of California’s history. A fourth-generation Californian, Smith has long felt a deep connection to the Golden State, and this profound love suffuses her memoir.

Written by Joan Irvine Smith, with essay by Jean Stern, foreword by Maria Shriver, preface by Donald Bren, and prologue by James Irvine Swinden.”

Publisher: Irvine Museum, 2006
Hardcover; 480 pages, packed with 1,700 illustrations, photos and paintings, new.