W.W. Robinson is probably my favorite Los Angeles historian. He isn’t as flashy as some writers but he is scrupulously accurate – and that counts for a lot. “Bombs and Bribery” is a small volume on the 1910 Times bombing published in 1969. His essay is adapted from a chapter on the bombing in his 1959 book “Lawyers of Los Angeles.” Although publication was limited to 300 copies, it’s easy to find one in a local library and I would never recommend paying the vendor’s asking price of $99. 99. (The vendor also has a “make offer” button, which is a little more sensible.) You can find it in any number of local libraries.