Misfits, Merchants, And Mayhem: Tales From San Francisco's Historic Waterfront, 1849-1934 by Lee BrunoMisfits, Merchants, And Mayhem: Tales From San Francisco's Historic Waterfront, 1849-1934 by Lee Bruno

Misfits, Merchants, And Mayhem: Tales From San Francisco's Historic Waterfront, 1849-1934

byLee Bruno, Charles Fracchia

Hardcover | February 6, 2018

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The waterfront is where it all began for San Francisco. It’s where untold numbers of adventurers and fortune-hunters first stepped foot upon the land that embodied possibility. It’s where ships from around the world, carrying sea-faring gold seekers, maritime traders, free-spirited mavericks, and hopeful immigrants, came to anchor. And it’s where the unconventional, opportunistic, and indefatigable embarked. Misfits, Merchants & Mayhem: Tales from San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront, 1849–1934 shares the stories of exceptional newcomers and outliers, whose intrepid spirits helped to transform a small port into one of the most beautiful, unpredictable, and beloved cities in the world.

Lee Bruno explores nearly a century of waterfront history, ranging from the Gold Rush to the Jazz Age, telling the tales of the enterprising entrepreneurs, reckless financiers, tireless reformers, visionary architects and city planners, and bohemian artists, musicians, and poets who all heeded the call of promise. With more than 100 historical images, Misfits, Merchants & Mayhem celebrates the famous (and infamous) characters whose charismatic personalities and perseverance created the institutions, businesses, and cultural fabric of San Francisco.

Lee Bruno has been digging into San Francisco’s rich history ever since discovering his great grandfather Reuben Hale’s inspiring letters and speeches. Lee, who received his MS in science journalism from Boston University, is the author of Panorama: Tales from San Francisco’s 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition (Cameron + Company...
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Title:Misfits, Merchants, And Mayhem: Tales From San Francisco's Historic Waterfront, 1849-1934Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:160 pages, 12.38 × 9.88 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:12.38 × 9.88 × 0.88 inPublished:February 6, 2018Publisher:Cameron BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1944903275

ISBN - 13:9781944903275

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