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Palo Alto, like California, shines as a land of promise but is haunted by its history

In “Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World,” author Malcolm Harris tells tales of the city’s founding, highlighting how some grew rich through technology and science while others were left out of the growth and prosperity. His provocative premise explores California’s earliest sins and the haunting toll they have taken centuries later.