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Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love
Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love
by David Talbot
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andlt;Iandgt;Salon andlt;/Iandgt;founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from backwater city... (read more)

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California: A History (Modern Library Chronicles Book #23)
California: A History (Modern Library Chronicles Book #23)
by Kevin Starr
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California has always been our Shangri-la-the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State's premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California's history into one splendid volume. From the... (read more)

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Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
by Gary Kamiya
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Harvest Gypsies : on the Road To the Grapes of Wrath (88 Edition)
Harvest Gypsies : on the Road To the Grapes of Wrath (88 Edition)
by John Steinbeck
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Cultural Writing. Journalism. Introduction by Charles Wollenberg. Listed in NYU's "Top 100 List of the Century's Best American Journalism," this best-selling volume gathers seven newspaper articles on migrant farmworkers written for the San Francisco... (read more)

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Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier
Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier
by Emily Brady
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Like in Deborah Feldman's Unorthodox and Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief, journalist Emily Brady journeys into a unique, secretive subculture — a place that marijuana built. Say the words "Humboldt County" to a stranger and you might receive a... (read more)

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Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California
Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California
by Frances Dinkelspiel
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Isaias Hellman, a Jewish immigrant, arrived in California in 1859 with very little money in his pocket and his brother Herman by his side.  By the time he died, he had effectively transformed Los Angeles into the modern metropolis we see today. ... (read more)

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Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963 (Americans and the California Dream)
Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963 (Americans and the California Dream)
by Kevin Starr
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A narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume Americans and the California Dream is an unparalleled work of cultural history. In this volume, Starr covers the crucial postwar... (read more)

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The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride (P.S.)
The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride (P.S.)
by Daniel James Brown
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“An ideal pairing of talent and material... Engrossing.” —Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review "Brown draws from the many previously published accounts of the tragedy... but he tells the tale with a novelist's touch." &#8212... (read more)

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The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco
The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco
by Marilyn Chase
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-262) and index.... (read more)

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The Bay Bridge
The Bay Bridge
by Images Of America
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The Bay Bridge combines suspension, cantilever, tunnel, and truss constructions in an astonishing 8.4-mile-long structure. Envisioned first in 1872 by the legendary Emperor Norton, the project finally coalesced in the 1920s, although initial studies... (read more)

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Holy Land : a Suburban Memoir (96 Edition)
Holy Land : a Suburban Memoir (96 Edition)
by D.j. Waldie
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While most memoirs explore the intricacies of the self, Holy Land indulges in a different kind of exploration — one specifically tied to place. D. J. Waldie grew up in the '50s in Lakewood, California — a sprawling planned community that... (read more)

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World Rushed in
World Rushed in
by J S Holliday
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The World Rushed In is a pioneering achievement in historical writing, at once a personal, intimate story of one man's search for wealth and the definitive account of the California gold rush. Building upon the copious journals of gold seeker William... (read more)

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Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara
Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara
by Colleen Morton Busch
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The "vivid" and "electrifying" true story of how five monks saved the oldest Zen Buddhist monastery in the United States from wildfire (San Francisco Chronicle). When a massive wildfire surrounded Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, five monks risked their... (read more)

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The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
by H. W. Brands
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [509]-527) and index.... (read more)

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A Treasury of the Sierra Nevada
A Treasury of the Sierra Nevada
by Robert Reid
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The first and only anthology of writings about the Sierra Nevada. Selections from the first 150 years of recorded history of the area written by explorers, immigrants, poets, travelers, scientists, conservationists and climbers.... (read more)

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Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love
Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love
by David Talbot
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andlt;Iandgt;Salon andlt;/Iandgt;founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from backwater city... (read more)

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Picturing Berkeley: A Postcard History
Picturing Berkeley: A Postcard History
by Burl Willes
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Now in paperback, this award-winning book features more than 400 reproductions of postcards depicting the Berkeley area during the early 1900s.... (read more)

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The King of California: J. G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire
The King of California: J. G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire
by Mark Arax and Rick Wartzman
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 521-531) and index.... (read more)

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California in the 1930s: The Wpa Guide to the Golden State
California in the 1930s: The Wpa Guide to the Golden State
by Federal Writers Project
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Alive with the exuberance, contradictions, and variety of the Golden State, this Depression-era guide to California is more than 700 pages of information that is, as David Kipen writes in his spirited introduction, “anecdotal, opinionated, and... (read more)

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San Diego Then and Now (Then & Now)
San Diego Then and Now (Then & Now)
by Nancy Hendrickson
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San Diego was founded when Sebastián Vizcaíno entered the bay in 1602 on the feast day of San Diego de Alcalà and named the place accordingly but it was not until 1867 when San Francisco speculator and businessman Alonzo... (read more)

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