Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin

Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin

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First published in 1999, this celebrated history of San Francisco traces the exploitation of both local and distant regions by prominent families-the Hearsts, de Youngs, Spreckelses, and others-who gained power through mining, ranching, water and energy, transportation, real estate, weapons, and the mass media. The story uncovered by Gray Brechin is one of greed and ambition on an epic scale. Brechin arrives at a new way of understanding urban history as he traces… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (September 01, 2006)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 437 pages

File size: 8.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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