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The San Francisco Century: A City Rises from the Ruins of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire

San Francisco Chronicle

Written by Carl Nolte and the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle, this book shows how San Francisco was reborn from the ashes of the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. This book documents those 100 years since, with over 350 historical photographs revealing 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, the personalities, the watershed events in the City by the Bay come bursting to life. Written and photographed by the people who know San Francisco best, the book traces the era of Flower Power, the music and sexual revolutions of the 1960's, Gay Liberation, and the city's emergence as a world-class center of social and technological innovation.

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Publication date is September 2005.


This book tells the story of how San Francisco re-emerged from the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.


General public and Historians.


Patty Hoyt, (415) 777-6174

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