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Cool Gray City of Love

49 Views of San Francisco
Kamiya, Gary (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A kaleidoscopic tribute to San Francisco by a life-long Bay Area resident and co-founder of "Salon" explores specific city sites including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Land's End sea cliffs while tying his visits to key historical events.

McMillan Palgrave

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.
A kaleidoscopic love letter to one of the world's great cities, San Francisco, by a life-long Bay Area resident and co-founder of Salon.

Baker
& Taylor

A kaleidoscopic tribute to San Francisco by a life-long Bay Area resident and co-founder of Salon explores specific city sites including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Land's End sea cliffs while tying his visits to key historical events. By the author of Shadow Knights. 30,000 first printing.

Authors: Kamiya, Gary
Title: Cool gray city of love
49 views of San Francisco
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2013
Edition: 1st U.S. edition
Characteristics: xii, 384 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781608199600
1608199606
Statement of Responsibility: Gary Kamiya
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-369) and index
Subject Headings: TRAVEL / United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA) TRAVEL / Special Interest / General San Francisco (Calif.) Guidebooks Walking California San Francisco Guidebooks Historic sites California San Francisco Guidebooks
Topical Term: TRAVEL United States West Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
TRAVEL Special Interest General
Walking
Historic sites
LCCN: 2013014527
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Jul 18, 2014
  • jpainter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well written and fascinating glimpse into nooks and crannies of San Francisco, with some history thrown in for good measure. I plan on using this as an off-the-beaten-path guidebook when I return to visit.

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