Charles I. Guarria
Stuff I Do
My First Book
In 1978, the citizens of California took the historic step of voting for Proposition 13, thus reducing property taxes by 57%. Already known as a trend setting state, California's tax revolt was no different, as similar tax revisions quickly spread across the United States of America. In California, state and local governments struggled to find a way to manage the loss in revenue. On many occasions budget cuts were the solution. Library budgets were frequently the target of those cuts.
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Talk libraries & my book Proposition 13: America's Second Great Tax Revolt
Podcasts As A Guest
We talk about my books, where to eat in Daytona Beach and some USA history.
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Writing and Proposition 13: America's Second Great Tax Revolt
We talk libraries and Proposition 13: America's Second Great Tax Revolt
Reviews Of My Book
This book should be included in collections on the resilience of libraries and in any academic collection focusing on information and library science.
Guarria does a great job connecting these details to the real impact on libraries in California, as well as connecting the case of California with the rest of the nation.
4.33 rating...well-researched...Guarria's conclusion still rings true...
As a reporter, I cover all of Volusia County for the Hometown News, writing human interest stories, interviewing police and politicians, and attending business openings.
As a freelance writer, I am submitting my second book, a novel about a musician, to agents and publishers.
As a blogger, I write about local news, concert and book reviews.
As a former librarian, I wrote Proposition 13: America’s Second Great Tax Revolt, a book that details library economics.
I have published in scholarly journals and am a three-time winner of Emerald Group Publishing’s Highly Commended Award.
I also interview for Hey Artifact .
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