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San Francisco - A Pictorial Celebration
by Christopher Craig
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
ISBN 1-4027-2388-1
Published August 2006 - Hardcover - 160 pages - $14.95

Another gorgeous book to salivate over.  This time on the beautiful city of San Francisco.  Established back in 1776 as a Spanish outpost, the town later became known as San Francisco in 1846, and shortly thereafter, gold was discovered in the foothills of the Sierra, increasing the population.  This city has had her fair share of disasters, such as earthquakes, medical epidemics, and of course, the disastrous 1906 fire which destroyed almost everything.  However, she rose up in no time to become the eclectic place she still is today.  A magnet for freethinkers and the Beat generation of the 1950s, San Francisco continues to attract artists of all kinds, and her population again grew rapidly after World War II.  Hippies from all over congregated in the city and there are still a few to be seen.  I strongly recommend making a detailed list of places and sights to see when you next go to San Francisco, so that you can make the most of your trip.  There is so much to see - bridges, buildings, gardens, famous streets, museums, cable cars, restaurants, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Victorian homes, and so much more.  Exquisitely illustrated - note the picture of City Hall on page 33.  See the other books in this series: Chicago, Vancouver, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
Conclusion - Stunning.

book cover

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