Cool Gray City Of Love

Author: Gary Kamiya
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620401258
Size: 72.61 MB
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Cool, Gray City of Love brings together an exuberant combination of personal insight, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an unparalleled portrait of San Francisco. Each of its 49 chapters explores a specific site or intersection in the city, from the mighty Golden Gate Bridge to the raunchy Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Land's End. This unique approach captures the exhilarating experience of walking through San Francisco's sublime terrain, while at the same time tying that experience to a history as rollicking and unpredictable as the city herself. From her absurd beginnings as the most distant and moth-eaten outpost of the world's most extensive empire, to her instantaneous fame during the Gold Rush, from her apocalyptic destruction by earthquake and fire to her perennial embrace of rebels, dreamers, hedonists and misfits of all stripes, the City by the Bay has always followed a trajectory as wildly independent as the untrammeled natural forces that created her. This ambitious, eclectic, and beautifully written book draws on everything from on-the-ground reporting to obscure academic papers to the author's 40-year life in San Francisco to create a rich and insightful portrait of a magical corner of the world. Complete with hand-drawn maps ofthe 49locations, this handsome package will sit comfortably on the short shelf of enduring books about places, alongside E. B. White's Here is New York, Jose Saramago's Journey to Portugal, or Alfred Kazin's A Walker in the City.

San Francisco S Queen Of Vice

Author: Lisa Riggin
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496202074
Size: 63.17 MB
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"Lisa Riggin tells the story of the rise and fall of 1940s San Francisco abortionist Inez Brown Burns, who made a fortune by providing her services to desperate women throughout California before the city's newly elected district attorney, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, exposed the hidden, yet not so secret life of backroom deals, political payoffs and corrupt city cops"--

City Of Trees

Author: Sophie Cunningham
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925774244
Size: 74.34 MB
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A rich and insightful collection of personal essays about life, death and our connection to the environment from bestselling Australian author Sophie Cunningham

America S Social Arsonist

Author: Gabriel Thompson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520964179
Size: 60.44 MB
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"A good organizer is a social arsonist who goes around setting people on fire."—Fred Ross Raised by conservative parents who hoped he would “stay with his own kind,” Fred Ross instead became one of the most influential community organizers in American history. His activism began alongside Dust Bowl migrants, where he managed the same labor camp that inspired John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. During World War II, Ross worked for the release of interned Japanese Americans, and after the war, he dedicated his life to building the political power of Latinos across California. Labor organizing in this country was forever changed when Ross knocked on the door of a young Cesar Chavez and encouraged him to become an organizer. Until now there has been no biography of Fred Ross, a man who believed a good organizer was supposed to fade into the crowd as others stepped forward. In America’s Social Arsonist, Gabriel Thompson provides a full picture of this complicated and driven man, recovering a forgotten chapter of American history and providing vital lessons for organizers today.

Stairway Walks In San Francisco

Author: Adah Bakalinsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780899973562
Size: 45.22 MB
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Over 350 Stairways traverse San Francisco's 42 hills, exposing scenic vistas, linking diverse neighborhoods, and offering challenging routes to get your heart pumping. Absorb the City's sights, scents, and sounds on the 24 urban jaunts featured in this book, from Lands End to Telegraph Hill. Whether you're in the mood to explore a different San Francisco neighborhood, find an inspiring exercise route, or learn about the City's history and architecture, Stairway Walks in San Francisco has something for you. Book jacket.