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A Short History of San Francisco (Paperback)

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By Tom Cole, Malcolm Margolin (Foreword by)
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This is the story of San Francisco, a unique and rowdy tale with a legendary cast of characters. It tells of the Indians and the Spanish missions, the arrival of thousands of gold seekers and gamblers, crackbrains and dreamers, the building of the transcontinental railroad and the cable car, labor strife and political shenanigans, the 1906 earthquake and fire, two World Wars, two World's Fairs, two great bridges, the beatniks and hippies and New Left--a story that is so marvelous and wild that it must be true. A new afterword from the author brings The City into the twenty-first century: a time just as hectic, experimental, and opportunistic as its rambunctious past.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781597142731
ISBN-10: 1597142735
Publisher: Heyday Books
Publication Date: June 2015
Pages: 173
Language: English