San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

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  • Title: San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay
  • Author: Work Projects Administration
  • ISBN: 0520268806
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
  • San Francisco has no single landmark by which the world may identify it, according to San Francisco in the 1930s, originally published in 1940 This would surely come as a surprise to the millions who know and love the Golden Gate Bridge or recognize the Transamerica Building s pyramid This invaluable Depression era guide to San Francisco relates the city s history from San Francisco has no single landmark by which the world may identify it, according to San Francisco in the 1930s, originally published in 1940 This would surely come as a surprise to the millions who know and love the Golden Gate Bridge or recognize the Transamerica Building s pyramid This invaluable Depression era guide to San Francisco relates the city s history from the vantage point of the 1930s, describing its culture and highlighting the important tourist attractions of the time David Kipen s lively introduction revisits the city s literary heritage from Bret Harte to Kenneth Rexroth, Jade Snow Wong, and Allen Ginsberg as well as its most famous landmarks and historic buildings This rich and evocative volume, resonant with portraits of neighborhoods and districts, allows us a unique opportunity to travel back in time and savor the City by the Bay as it used to be Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 560 pages Published April 5th 2011 by University of California Press first published March 6th 2011 More Details ISBN 0520268806 ISBN13 9780520268807 Edition Language English Series The WPA Guide to the City Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about San Francisco in the 1930s, please sign up

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    1. For a native San Franciscan such as myself, it s a lot of fun to dip into this, discovering the world my parents inhabited before I was born Much of it I dimly remember from my earliest childhood I think new arrival San Francisco obsessives will enjoy it just as much as I do The prose is strong, the introduction is helpful, and with the help of Google Maps, newcomers can use it to walk around the city as it was It s a dip into kind of book rather than a read straight through kind of book, an For [...]


    2. handy book. very basic over view and history while one should not consider it as a travel book, it s well written and and a look back at 1930s era San Francisco post opening of the Bay Golden Gate Bridges lovely piece for armchair travelers and lovers of architecture and history



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