Here’s what Ryan Jordan of SD Journal of History has to say about the book. “Mission San Luis Rey, known as the ‘King of the Missions,’ was by many measures the most successful Spanish era Franciscan mission in Alta California. But this mission has lacked significant academic attention: the last scholarly book on San Luis Rey was written by Father Zephyrin Engelhardt in 1921. Jim Downs’ The Real World of Mission San Luis Rey is therefore a welcome addition to the literature on California’s mission past. Drawing from many scholarly secondary sources, as well as from published primary sources, Downs’ book will no doubt remain the definitive treatment of Mission San Luis Rey for many years to come.” $19.95



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