Legends: The Historic Characters, Events, and Locations That Put
Baja California on the Map
By Greg Niemann
260 pages, paperback
ISBN 0932653472, January 2002
Sunbelt Publications, San Diego.
Niemann, long-time Baja California journalist and author of Baja Fever, shares
his extensive knowledge of the peninsula--its colorful past and booming
present--in this easy-to-read reference book.
"Get to know the 'founding fathers' of Baja, the padres,
pirates, and pioneers who scratched a living from the desert and the sea, plus
the world-famous faces and still-famous places that keep this tiny finger of
land in the international spotlight. "
"All of the pertinent history and lore, every one of the
amazing Baja stories, fill the pages of Baja Legends to overflowing and make it
a 'must have' for seasoned Bajaphiles as well as those who are planning their
first trip south of the border."
A good guide
for the drive down.,
August 9, 2005
Zettie Mouse (Durango, CO) -
While I found the writing style simplistic, fifth-grader-like,
the book is a great guide to read as you are bumping along the
Transpenisular. It highlights points of interest and trivia that make the
traveler more aware of and in touch with the history of Baja. It also
provides a brief overview of the pre-history and Mission history of the
peninsula which are essential to an understanding how Baja evolved the way it
Makes me want to go back!, March 4, 2002
Reviewer: A reader
I used to live down in Baja and this book sure makes me want to go back. The
author has put a lot of information--history and the like--in his book, but
what really comes across is the fun he's had traveling there, especially the
people he's met. He writes about all the people I remember, like Mama
Espinoza and the Reyes' family, but also about places I haven't been, like
down in the East Cape. Can't take a vacation yet this year--guess I'll just
reread the book!