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Lackner, Stephan (1910-2000). Santa Barbara resident, author, and art historian whose works include: The Fables and Foibles of Professor Nimbus (SB: Printed by Noel Young, 1966) [Spec PT2623.A214 F32 1966 and Spec, Printers Z478.86.Y68 L325], Max Beckmann: Memories of a Friendship (1969) [Spec ND588.B37 L293], and Old World Tales (SB: Fithian, 1999) (Spec PT2623.A214 O43 1999].

Laird, Carobeth (1895-1985). Chumash ethnographer, married at one time to John Peabody Harrington. Works include: Encounter with an Angry God: Recollections of My Life with John Peabody Harrington (1975) [Main and Spec GN21.H27 L35].  See also: Gilbar, Tales, 9.

Lambert, May (1874-1975). Summerland resident and author of Growing Up With Summerland, 1874-1975 (1975) [Main F869.S8 L34 1975 and Spec F869.S85 L34 1975].

Lambrecht, Frank L. (1915-2002). Santa Barbara resident who was a health officer in Africa between 1945 and 1959. Works include photographs and information drawn from diaries, several scientific articles, as well as: Where the Mopane Bloom: A Biologist in Ngamiland, Botswana (1990) [SEL and Spec RA649.5.L35 A3 1990], In the Shade of an Acacia Tree: Memoirs of a Health Officer in Africa, 1945-1959 (1991) [SEL Q11.P612 v. 1944], Pawa: A Memoir from the Belgian Congo: 1945-1959 (SB: F.L. Lambrecht, 1994) [Spec DT649.L36 1944].

Lamensdorf, Len (1930- ). Santa Barbara resident and writer of books for young adults. Works include: Kane’s World (1968) [Spec PS3562.A4635 K35 1968], The Crouching Dragon (SB: SeaScape Press, 1999) [Spec PS3562.A4635 C76 1999], Gino, the Countess & Chagall (SB: SeaScape Press, 2000), [Spec PS3562.A4635 G56 2000], The Raging Dragon (SB: SeaScape Press, 2001), The Stolen Scrolls (SB: SeaScape Press, 2001).

La Mers, Joyce. Oxnard resident and poet, author of Grandma Rationalizes an Enthusiasm for Skydiving (SB: Mille Grazie Press, 1996).

Landberg, Leif C. W. (1937- ). Author of Chumash Indians of Southern California (1965) [Spec E99.C815 L3]. Includes an extensive bibliography.

Landon, Alicia (1910- ). Santa Ynez Valley resident and author of The Worm Queen - Memoirs of Santa Ynez Valley (SB: Fithian Press, 1992) [Spec SF597.E3 L36 1992].

Lanning, Lolita (1933- ). Known as “Tita.” Montecito resident and author of Seven Tails (2002) [Spec QL791.L326 2002]. Her father, John James Mitchell, donated the J.J. Mitchell Collection (Mss 83).

Lance, Peter. Writer, former ABC correspondent, and Santa Barbara resident. Author of Triple Cross: How bin Laden’s Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI and Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him (2006).

La Puma, Salvatore (1929- ). Retired realtor and longtime Santa Barbara resident. Works include: The Boys of Bensonhurst (1987), a collection of short stories which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for short fiction [Spec PS3562.A15 B6 1987], A Time for Wedding Cake (1991) [Spec PS3562.A15 T5 1990], and Teaching Angels to Fly: Stories (1992) [Spec PS3562.A15 T4 1992], all drawing on his experiences growing up in 1940s Brooklyn.

Lathim, Kim and Rod. Summerland residents, siblings, and authors of The Spirit of the Big Yellow House (1975) [Spec F869.S85 L38 1975].

Laurence, Frances (1918- ). Montecito resident, journalist, and novelist; member of SB Writers Lunch. Author of Maverick Women: 19th Century Women Who Kicked Over the Traces (1998) [Women’s Studies and Spec CT3234.L38 1998]. See also: SB News-Press, Dec. 25, 1987, 21.

Lavender, David (1910-2003). Ojai resident, western historian, and consultant for the Wyles Collection in Special. Special has numerous works of his in its Wyles Collection, among them Trouble at Tamarack (1943) [Spec, Wyles PZ5.L52 T76], One Man’s West (1956) [Spec, Wyles F781.L3 1956], Red Mountain (1963) [Spec, Wyles PZ3.L388 R43 1963], California: A Bicentennial History (1976) [Main and Spec, Wyles F861.L37], River Runners of the Grand Canyon (1985) [Spec, Wyles F788.L39 1985], and The Great Persuader (1998) [Spec HE2754.H8 L3 1998]. Special also has a collection of research files for his Fort Laramie and the Changing Frontier [Spec., Wyles F769.F6 L39 1983] (Wyles Mss 3).

Lawton, Stephen (1950- ). Author of Santa Barbara’s Flying A Studio (SB: Fithian Press, 1997) [Spec PN1999.A5 L39 1997].

Lazarus, Paul N. (1913-1997). Santa Barbara resident, screenwriter, and film industry executive; associated with SB Writers’ Conference, and also with SB Film Festival. Member of the UCSB Film Studies faculty. See also: SB News-Press, May 31, 1986, D-24, 26.

Ledbetter, Kathee (1957- ). Santa Barbara-based journalist and TV reporter, regular contributor to Santa Barbara Magazine.

Leddy, Patricia Stockton (1929- ). Santa Barbara resident, writer, filmmaker, dancer; also publisher and editor of the Santa Barbara Review. See also: Independent, June 3, 1993, 31.

Lee, Mabel Barbee (1884-1978). Santa Barbara resident late in life, author of Cripple Creek Days (1958) [Main F784.C8 L4] and And Suddenly It’s Evening: A Fragment of Life (1963) [Main LA2317.L46 A3]. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A16.

Lee, Rebecca (1915- ). Author of Kori and the Island of Enchantment (SB: Fithian, 1990), a novel about the Channel Islands.

Leonard, Edith M. (1897-1998). Santa Barbara resident and author of The Child at Home and School (1942) [Main LB1115.L4], Say It and Play It (1950) [Main LB1177.L4], Counseling with Parents in Early Childhood Education (1954) [Main LC225.L4], Foundations of Learning in Childhood Education (1963) [Main LB1115.L42], and Basic Learning in the Language Arts (1965) [Main LB1576.L45]. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A17.

Lester, Elizabeth Sherman (1891-1981). Resident on San Miguel Island and later in Santa Barbara. Author of The Legendary King of San Miguel: The Lesters at Rancho Rambouillet (SB: W. T. Genns, 1974) [Spec F868.S23 L47].

Lewis, James R. Author of numerous works on non-traditional religious groups. Lived in Santa Barbara while associated with Gordon Melton and ISAR. Works include: Notes from the Inner Ground: Thoughts on Growth, Pain, and the Spiritual Life (1976) as Pundit Singh [Spec, ARC BL624.L395 1976], Yoga for Couples (1979) as Pundit Singh [Spec, ARC RA781.7.L48 1979], The Beginnings of Astrology in America: Astrology and the Re-Emergence of Cosmic Religion (1990) [Main BF1729.R4 B45 1990], Theosophy (1990) [Main BP520.T54 1990], The Unification Church (1990) [Main BX9750.S44 U65 1990], Perspectives on the New Age (1992) [Main and Spec, ARC BP605.N48 P46 1992], Church Universal and Triumphant: In Scholarly Perspective (1994) [Spec, ARC BP605.S73 C48 1994], Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft (1996) [Main and Spec, ARC BF1571.M34 1996], Cults in America: A Reference Handbook (1998) [Ref and Spec, ARC BL2525.L486 1998], The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions (1998) [Ref and Spec, ARC BL2525.L49 1998], Witchcraft Today: An Encyclopedia of Wiccan and Neopagan Traditions (1999) [Ref and Spec, ARC BF1571.L49 1999], Peculiar Prophets: A Biographical Dictionary of New Religions (1999) [Spec, ARC BL72.L48 1999], UFOs and Popular Culture: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Myth (2000) [Spec, ARC TL789.L485 2000], The Human Rights Encyclopedia (2001) [Ref JC571.L523 2001], Doomsday Prophecies: A Complete Guide to the End of the World (2001), Satanism Today: An Encyclopedia of Religion, Folklore, and Popular Culture (2001) [Main BF1548.L49 2001], and Odd Gods: New Religions & the Cult Controversy (2001) [Main BL2525.O33 2001].

Lewis, John. Santa Barbara resident and author of Bicycling Santa Barbara (SB: McNally & Loftin, 1983) [Spec GV1045.5.C22 S23 1983].

Lewis, Oscar (1893-1992). Author of Here Lived the Californians (1957), a review of California architecture, including several Santa Barbara homes [Arts NA7235.C2 L4 1957 and Spec NA7235.C2 L4].

Lewis, Sinclair (1885-1951). Stayed in Santa Barbara in the late 1930s while writing Bethel Merriday (1940) [Main PS3523.E67 B4 and Spec PS3523.E94 B4] and into the 1940s; hired Barnaby Conrad as his secretary/companion. Best known for Main Street (1920) [Main PS3523.E67 M3 and Spec PS3523.E94 M2 1920], Babbitt (1922) [Main and Spec PS3523.E94 B26], and Elmer Gantry (1927) [Main and Spec PS3523.E67 E5 1927]. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 74, 86, 95.

Librado, Fernando (c.1804-1915). Chumash Indian whose reminiscences are found in The Eye of the Flute: Chumash Traditional History and Ritual, as Told by Fernando Librado Kitsepawit to John P. Harrington, edited with notes by Travis Hudson (Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, 1977) [Native Amer. Studies and Spec E99.C815 L52 1977] and Breath of the Sun: Life in Early California (1979) [Spec E99.C815 L518 1980]. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 1-3.

Lichtenstein, Nelson. UCSB professor of History and author of Labor’s War at Home: The CIO in World War II (1982) [Main HD8055.C75 L5 1982], The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the Fate of American Labor (1995) [Main HD6509.R4 L53 1995], and State of the Union: A Century of American Labor (2002) [Main HD8066.L53 2002].

Lim, Shirley Geok-lin (1944- ). UCSB professor of English and poet. Works include: Crossing the Peninsula (1980), Another Country, and Other Stories (1982) [Asian Am. Studies PS3562.I459 L55 1982], No Man’s Grove (1985) [Asian Am. Studies PS3562.I459 N6 1985], Modern Secrets (1989) [Asian Am. Studies PS3562.I459 M6 1989], Nationalism and Literature: English-Language Writing from the Philippines and Singapore (1993) [Main PR9550.L56 1993], Monsoon History (1994) [Asian Am. Studies PS3562.I459 M66 1994], Life’s Mysteries (1995) [Asian Am. Studies PS3562.I459 L54 1995], Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands (1996) [Asian Am. Studies PS3562.I459 Z463 1996], Two Dreams (1997) [Asian Am. Studies PS3562.I459 T97 1997], What the Fortune Teller Didn’t Say (1998) [Main PS3562.I459 W47 1998], and Joss and Gold (2001) [Main PS3562.I459 J6 2001].

Linley, Margaret (1911-2000). Known as “Dingles.” Lived on Eucalyptus Lane in Montecito as a teenager, then on a ranch near Sonoita, Arizona, which she managed during WWII. Later lived at Casa Dorinda where she wrote a book about her experiences with the ranch, Borderline Lady (SB: 1995) [Spec CT275.L4697 A3 1995]. Also author of the autobiographical 1930 Prohibition Kid (SB: 1993) [Spec CT275.L4697 A3 1993].

Litante, Judith (1898-1990). Montecito resident and author of A Natural Approach to Singing (1959) [Arts Library/Music, General Collection MT820 .L53 1962]. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A16.

Lockwood, Charles A. (1890-1967). Author of Tragedy at Honda (1960), with Hans Christian Adamson, about nine U.S. destroyers that crashed into the coast northwest of Santa Barbara during a blinding fog [SEL and Spec VA63.D4 L6 1960].

Logevall, Fredrik (1963- ). UCSB History faculty member and author of the acclaimed Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of the War in Vietnam (1999) [Main DS558.L6 1999], The Origins of the Vietnam War (2001) [Main DS557.6.L64 2001], and The War Against Terrorism: A Reader (2002).

Lompoc Centennial Committee. Lompoc: The First 100 Years (1974) [Spec F869.L685 L68 1974].

Longo, Perie (1940- ). Santa Barbara resident, poet, and psychotherapist; area coordinator for California-Poets-in-the-Schools, on the staff of SB Writers’ Conference. Works include: Milking the Earth (SB: John Daniel, 1986) [Spec PS3562.O524 M54 1986] and The Privacy of Wind: Poems (SB: John Daniel, 1997) [Spec PS3562.O524 P75 1997]. See: SB News-Press, May 31, 1986, D-24, 26; SB News-Press, Feb. 14, 1987, D3.

Loomis, Edward (1924- ). UCSB Professor of English and author. Contributed to the UCSB student literary magazine Spectrum in the 1960s, and wrote Of Bank Burning: A Documentary Novel from Isla Vista (1970) [Main PS3523.O87 O4 1970 and Spec PS3523.O87 O4]. Other works include: End of a War (1958) [Main PS3523.O87 E5], Charcoal Horse (1959), Heroic Love (1960) [Main PS3523.O87 H4], The Hunter Deep in Summer (1961) [Main PS3523.O87 H8], Mothers (1962), Men of Principle (1963) [Main PS3523.O87 M4], Vedettes, a Collection of Stories (1964) [Main PS3523.O87 V4], Four Women (1967), printed by Noel Young and distributed by Unicorn Press [Spec PS3523.O87 F4], Women (1967) [Spec PS3523.O87 W65], Poems of a Cockroach (1970) [Spec PS3562.O59 P65 1970], Creative Writing: The Art of Lying (1971) [Main and Spec PN3355.L6], and Superstrings: Poems (SB: Grafx Books 1994). See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A17; Gilbar, Literary, 139.

Loomis, J. Paul. Montecito resident and author of books such as Salto, a Horse of the Canadian Mounties (1950), Trail of the Pinto Stallion (1951), Horse of the Deep Snows (1954), Trail of the Pinto to Oregon (1957) [Spec PS3523.O5517 T73 1957], Campfires in the Rain (1979) [Spec CT275.L677 A33 1979], and Up Saskatchewan Way (1985) [Spec PR9099.3.L645 U6 1985]. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A17.

Lowenkopf, Shelly (1931- ). Founding editor of The Santa Barbara Review (1993-1994), USC Professor in writing program, and staff member of SB Writers’ Conference. Author of Borderline Oddities for the Millions (1966) [Spec BF1999.L67 1966], Yesterday’s California (1975) with Russ Leadabrand and Bryce Patterson [Spec F862.L46], and Secrets of Successful Fiction Writing: A Guide to Techniques and Approaches the Professionals Take for Granted (1991). See also: Independent, June 3, 1993, 31; Gilbar, Stories, 10; SB News-Press, May 31, 1986, D-24.

Ludwig, Emil (1881-1948). Author of several historical biographies, usually in German. Lived in Santa Barbara in the early 1940s. Works include: Napoleon (1926) [Spec DC203.L84 1926], Lincoln (1930) [Spec, Wyles E457.L949], Three Portraits: Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin (1940) [Main and Spec, Wyles D412.L8 1940], and Abraham Lincoln and the Times That Tried His Soul (1956) [Spec, Wyles E457.L85].

*Lyford, Joseph P. (1918-1992). Associated with CSDI and author of numerous works on American politics, some published by CSDI, such as The Political Animal: A Conversation (1962) [Main and Spec JK273.H8]. The CSDI Collection (Mss 18) has substantial material relating to him. Other works include: Candidate (1959) [Main F101.L9], The Agreeable Autocracies (1961) [Main E169.1.L8], The Talk in Vandalia (1962) [Main and Spec HN80.V3 L9 1962], A Conversation on Revolution (1962) [Main and Spec JC491.B8], The Airtight Cage: A Study of New York’s West Side (1966) Main HN80.N5 L9], and The Berkeley Archipelago (1982) [Main and Spec HN80.B54 L9 1982]. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A16.

Lynds, Dennis (1924- ), a.k.a. William Arden, Michael Collins, John Crowe, Nick Carter, Carl Dekker, Grant Maxwell, Mark Sadler; also Sheila Lynds, Sheila McErlean, John Douglas, Walter Dallas, Brett Halliday, Don Pendleton. Santa Barbara resident and Edgar Award-winning author, whose works include Combat Soldier (1962) [Spec PS3562.Y44 C6335], Act of Fear (1967) [Spec PS3562.Y44 A68], Dark Power (1968), Deal in Violence (1969), Brass Rainbow (1969) [Main PS3562.Y44 B72], the science fiction novels Lukan War (1969) [Spec PS3562.Y44 P53 1970] and The Planets of Death (1970) [Spec PS3562.Y44 P53 1970], The Falling Man (1970) [Spec PS3562.Y44 F35 1970], The Goliath Scheme (1971) [Main PS3562.Y44 G64], Here to Die (1971) [Main PS3569.A25 H47], Walk a Black Wind (1971) [Main PS3562.Y44 W33], Die to a Distant Drum (1972) [Main PS3562.Y44 D54], Mirror Image (1972) [Main PS3569.A25 M57], Shadow of a Tiger (1972) [Main PS3562.Y44 S53], A Touch of Darkness (1972) [Main PS3562.Y44 T68], Another Way to Die (1972) [Main PS3562.Y44 A65], Woman in Marble (1972) [Spec PS3562.Y44 W66 1972], Deadly Legacy (1973) [Spec PS3562.Y44 D42 1973], The Silent Scream (1973) [Spec PS3562.Y44 S48 1979], Circle of Fire (1973) [Spec PS3562.Y44 C57 1973], Bloodwater (1974) [Spec PS3562.Y44 B53 1974], Blue Death (1975) [Spec PS3562.Y44 B54 1975], Crooked Shadows (1975) [Spec PS3562.Y44 C76 1975], The Blood-Red Dream (1976) [Spec PS3562.Y44 B525 1976], When They Kill Your Wife (1977) [Spec PS3562.Y44 W44 1977], The Nightrunners (1978) [Spec PS3562.Y44 N55 1978], Close to Death (1979) [Spec PS3562.Y44 C59 1979], Why Girls Ride Sidesaddle (1980) [Spec PS3562.Y44 W49 1980], The Slasher (1980) [Spec PS3562.Y44 S5 1980], Freak (1983) [Spec PS3562 Y44 F7], Deadly Innocents (1986) [Spec PS3562.Y44 D4 1986], Minnesota Strip (1987) [Spec PS3562.Y44 M56 1987], Red Rosa (1988) [Spec PS3562.Y44 R4 1988], Castrato (1989) [Spec PS3562.Y44 C37 1989], Chasing Eights (1990) [Spec PS3562.Y44 C47 1990], The Irishman’s Horse (1991), Cassandra in Red (1992) [Spec PS3562.Y44 C36 1992], Cadillac Cowboy (1995) [Main and Spec PS3562.Y44 C32 1995], Talking to the World and Other Stories (1995) [Main PS3562.Y44 T35 1995], Fortune’s World (2000) [Spec PS3562.Y44 A6 2000], Spies and Thieves, Cops and Killers, Etc. (2002). Husband of Gayle Lynds. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 133-134, 152; Gilbar, Tales, 131; Gilbar, Stories, 10.

Lynds, Gayle. Santa Barbara resident and suspense writer, author of works such as Masquerade (1996) [Spec PS3562.Y442 M37], Mosaic (1998) [Spec PS3562.Y442 M68 1998] and Mesmerized (2001) [Spec PS3562.Y442 M47 2001]. Also, co-author with Robert Ludlum of The Hades Factor (2000) [Spec PS3562.U26 R65 2000] and The Paris Option (2002) [Spec PS3562.U26 P36 2002]. As Gayle Stone, co-author of Intimacy: Strategies for Successful Relationships (1986) with C. Edward Crowther [Spec BF575.I5 C75 1986] and author of the young adult novels Rough Stuff (1989) [Spec PS3562.Y442 R69 1989], Reel Trouble (1990) [Spec PS3562.Y442 R43 1989], and Fatal Error (1990). With Mark Sadler [Dennis Lynds]: Mack Bolan: Moving Target (1989), Mack Bolan: Blood Fever (1989), and A Common Enemy (1990). As Nick Carter: Day of the Mahdi (1984), The Mayan Connection (1984), Pursuit of the Eagle (1985), White Death (1985), The Execution Exchange (1985). Served as an editor for Santa Barbara Magazine (1984-1987). Wife of Dennis Lynds. See also: SB News-Press, June 5, 1992, 14; Gulbransen, SBNP, 8/6/00, D7; Gilbar, Stories, 10.

Lyons, Dorothy (1907-1997). Santa Barbara resident and author of young adult fiction, especially about horses, such as Silver Birch (1939), Midnight Moon (1941), Golden Sovereign (1946), Red Embers (1948), Harlequin Hullabaloo (1949), Blue Smoke (1953), Java Jive (1955), Bright Wampum (1958), Smoke Rings (1960) Dark Sunshine (1965), and Pedigree Unknown (1973). Also, The Devil Made the Small Town (1983) [Spec PS3523.Y764 Z46 1983]. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A17; SB News-Press, July 5, 1991.

 

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