Mike Ernst's Reviews > Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin

Imperial San Francisco by Gray Brechin
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Mar 07, 2011

it was amazing

Great history of the shaping of San Francisco. It's amazing to read how the various systems that we utterly rely upon (clean water, transportation, etc.) were built through the sheer use of brute force. Fascinating history of the Hetch Hetchy system, the transition of neighborhoods in the city, and the epic newspaper tycoons battles. Great stuff.

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