The San Francisco Century: A City's Rise from the Rubble of the 1906 Earthquake
by Nolte, Carl
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It's fitting that San Francisco's city seal features a phoenix; the city itself was reborn from the ashes of the Great Earthquake of 1906. Documenting 100 years since that spectacular rebirth, this lushly illustrated history reveals the soul of San Francisco. From the majesty of the Golden Gate Bridge to the back alleys of Chinatown, exclusive Nob Hill to the gritty sentinel of Alcatraz, the happenings, larger-than-life personalities and watershed events in the City by the Bay come bursting to life. Written and photographed by people who know it best, the book traces San Francisco's era of Flower Power, the music and sexual revolutions of the 1960s, Gay Liberation, and the city's emergence as a world-class center of social and technological innovation.