Welcome to the official site of Claudine Burnett
Welcome to my website, presided over by myself and two cats who claim to own me! I have two new books out in 2013. Prohibition Madness which is full of never before published material on what was going on in Southern California during those notorious days when the 18th Amendment was in effect—1920-1933. It’s a sequel to my earlier book Murderous Intent? which talks about events (including murder) in Long Beach and Southern California from the 1880′s-1920. In late June Surfing Newport Beach: the Glory Days of Corona del Mar was published. I wrote it with my surfer husband, Paul. It’s a book on the history of surfing in Newport Beach/Corona del Mar in the days before World War II. It’s full of never-before-revealed facts about not only surfing, but the early history of Newport, Balboa, Newport Bay, and the Santa Ana River.
If you like history don’t forget to visit my BLOG on this website. It will give you a glimpse of what was going on 100 years ago. Besides a chronology, don’t forget to read the narrative! Also, check out my other BLOGS at Historic Long Beach Blogspot (click here). Also, Historic Seal Beach Blogspot (click here). I hope you will find my books and blogs both informative as well as fun!
Long Beach is fortunate to have such an accomplished historian. Thank you for everything you do to keep our rich history alive.Olivia Maiser, Long Beach Auditor's office
Long Beach librarian, researcher and author Claudine Burnett has, as is always the case, been a tremendous and reliable source of some of the facts in this book. There are some history writers in this town who use her research shamelessly (she is remarkably free with it) without giving her credit. I hope to never forget or neglect to mention the work she has done in archiving and preserving the city’s history in every aspect.Tim Grobaty, In the preface to his book 'Location filming in Long Beach'
‘Soaring Skyward’ is another example of the good publicity and attention the city receives for its rich background in aviation.Director Mario Rodriguez, Long Beach Airport
(Haunted Long Beach) is a wonderful history of Long Beach, as well as a good source of real ghost stories…Reader, Amazon.com
(Haunted Long Beach) I loved this book. I love Long Beach and Ghost stories. This book was very informative and fun! I learned some history that I did now know…Reader, Amazon.com