The severely acclaimed, San Francisco Chronicle bestseller—a gripping tale of the strife and tragedy that ended in San Francisco’s final rebirth and triumph.

Salon founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural historical past of San Francisco and from the past due Nineteen Sixties to the early Nineteen Eighties whilst figures similar to Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Invoice Walsh helped usher from backwater town to thriving city.