Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco Gary Kamiya

ISBN: 9781608199600

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Hardcover

385 pages


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Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco  by  Gary Kamiya

Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco by Gary Kamiya
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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 specificMoreCool, 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 Lands End.This unique approach captures the exhilarating experience of walking through San Franciscos 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 worlds 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 authors 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. Whites Here is New York, Jose Saramagos Journey to Portugal, or Alfred Kazins A Walker in the City.



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