Reclaiming San Francisco
Reclaiming San Francisco
History, Politics, Culture

Edited by James Brook, Chris Carlsson, Nancy J. Peters

"A breathtaking ride through a dozen different cities called San Francisco." - Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear

"This book celebrates the fact that we live in the most glorious of all human creations, a city, with living streets, more like ancient Athens or Samarkhand or Calcutta than like the aggregate office block/ parking lot/ shopping malls that once were modern American cities and still bear their names. Read it to understand why San Francisco is still alive--and how we have to defend it." - Joan Holden, San Francisco Mime Troupe

"A wonderful tour through the City's history and cultural life." - Chester Hartman, author of The Transformation of San Francisco

"Having read this kaleidoscopic investigation of the great Pacific metropolis, I stand in awe of its raw energy, but fear, simultaneously, its dispersion into affluence and make-believe. The radical energy that animated San Francisco is pulsing in these pages, as does dismay at its murder by greed and promotion." - Andrei Codrescu, author of The Dog with the Chip in His Neck and NPR commentator