Travelers' Tales San Francisco: True Stories by James O'reillyTravelers' Tales San Francisco: True Stories by James O'reilly

Travelers' Tales San Francisco: True Stories

EditorJames O'reilly, Larry Habegger, Sean O'Reilly

Paperback | November 18, 2002

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San Francisco is spoken of in the same breath as Paris, Venice, and Rome, and has earned the slogan America's Favorite City" for its openness, dramatic beauty, cultural amenities, the diversity of its neighborhoods and population, and its icons-the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, cable cars, Fisherman's Wharf, and fog. It sits on the tip of a peninsula on the edge of a continent in one of the world's most seismically active areas-no wonder there has always been a "sitting on the edge" mentality here. The city appeared instantly-just add gold and stir!-when that precious ore was discovered in the nearby hills in 1848. It was a boomtown that lasted, and all of that rich history is captured in Travelers' Tales San Francisco along with clear portraits of today's city. In these true stories you will explore the North Beach of the Beat era and beyond with Herbert Gold, discover true romance on a cable car with Michele Anna Jordan, uncover the real Mission district with John Krich, marvel at the city's wild light with Andrei Codrescu, gumshoe through Sam Spade's San Francisco with Don Freeman, and learn what it means to be a "quintessential San Franciscan" with the late Herb Caen. "
James O’Reilly has been a traveler since infancy, and a storyteller almost as long. Born in Oxford, England, in 1953, he savors the early memory of walking as a five-year-old boy across the tarmac at Shannon Airport in Ireland and gazing up at the huge triple tails of the now-defunct Constellation aircraft. The smell of fuel and Irish ...
Title:Travelers' Tales San Francisco: True StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.13 × 0.86 inPublished:November 18, 2002Publisher:Travelers TalesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1885211856

ISBN - 13:9781885211859

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