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French San Francisco (Images of America: California)
Nineteenth-century California was not a destination for the faint of heart, and Frenchmen are usually said to prefer their slippers to their traveling boots. Yet many visitors from France--starting in 1786 with legendary explorer Count de LapAA(c)rouse--made their way to the remote and beautiful territory, leaving enduring accounts and images of their experience. As ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 31st 2007 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Though living in the Bay Area for the last 10 years, I've not read a large amount about the area's history and this little book is a nice light read with a lot of information. There are other's that focus on different immigrant cultures and areas as focus. It's a nice series put together by the Smithsonian.