The Iron Fist: The Immigrant Journey of J. B. Leonis to Riches and Power in Southern California by Richard Nordin
As you may know by now, we here at McClendon Villa are very much into genealogy and family history. We were not disappointed by The Iron Fist even though, to the best of our knowledge, we are not related to anyone in the book.
The book takes us through the life of one man and how it changed due to a request from his uncle, whom he barely knew. It is the story of sort of a wild west and progress.
The Iron Fist is very interesting and entertaining. It is well-written and well-researched. We give it all five stars.
If you want to learn a little about the early days of the city of Los Angeles, silent film stars, the longest bar in the world, or a city that did not want anyone to live there, you’ve got to read The Iron Fist.
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