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This is a fine book, but "contado" is not a word and it appears in this book dozens of times. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jeffrey W. Baker
Dense and full of facts, a truly enlightening take on the building of San Francisco. It is not a pretty picture: corrupt, selfish, racist with the rich serving the rich at the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Carole Craig
I would recommend Brechin's book to any one interested in historical or political literacy. Imperial San Francisco is a one of a kind book--in a class by itself.Published 23 months ago by Jim Anthony
As a long time visitor and now resident of San Francisco I loved this book! The story was very interesting about all the "scoundrels" that facilitated and profited from the... Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by Jeanne R. Sainati
Not a comprehensive history of the city, but a very thorough description of the political and economic apparatus behind the region's development from the Gold Rush to the Cold War. Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Robert T Baird
While friends nagged me to read this book, I spent years dodging away. OK, they were right, I was wrong. Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by Bill Pieper, author of the novel WHAT YOU WISH FOR
While well written and an interesting perspective, you really have to retain your own critical thinking before rushing to the negative side this book presents. Read morePublished on March 5, 2010 by kewe
Simply put, Imperial San Francisco may be one of the best city history books out there. Brechin doesn't simply go chronologically through San Francisco's moments and players... Read morePublished on February 19, 2010 by Brian G. Stokle