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Author Talbot, David, 1951-

Title Season of the witch : enchantment, terror, and deliverance in the City of love / David Talbot.

Imprint New York : Free Press, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.0979461 T142s 2012    ---  Available
Edition 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Description xvii, 452 p., [8] p. of plates : ills. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-428), discography (p. 407-408), filmographies, and index.
Contents Wild Irish rogues -- pt. 1. Enchantment. Saturday afternoon -- Dead men dancing -- The walled city -- The free city -- The lost children of Windy Feet -- Street medicine -- Murder on Shakedown Street -- The Napoleon of Rock -- The daily circus -- San Francisco's morning kiss -- Radio Free America -- The palace of golden cocks -- pt. 2. Terror. A death in the family -- Lucifer rising -- A knife down your throat -- Benevolent dictator -- Love's last stand -- Dungeons and dragons -- The revolution will be televised -- Black and white and red all over -- The empress of Chinatown -- San Francisco satyricon -- Civic war -- Inside man -- Slouching toward San Francisco -- Prophet of doom -- Exodus -- Rapture in the jungle -- The reckoning -- A tale of two cities -- Day of the gun -- pt. 3. Deliverance. Fire by trial -- The center holds -- Strange angels -- Playing against God -- The city of Saint Francis.
Summary In a kaleidoscopic narrative, bestselling author David Talbot recounts the gripping story of San Francisco in the turbulent years between 1967 and 1982--and of the extraordinary men and women who led to the city's ultimate rebirth and triumph. Season of the Witch is the first book to fully capture the dark magic of San Francisco in this breathtaking period, when the city radically changed itself--and then revolutionized the world. The cool gray city of love was the epicenter of the 1960s cultural revolution. But by the early 1970s, San Francisco's ecstatic experiment came crashing down from its starry heights. The city was rocked by savage murder sprees, mysterious terror campaigns, political assassinations, street riots, and finally a terrifying sexual epidemic. No other city endured so many calamities in such a short time span.
Subject San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
City and town life -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 20th century.
Culture conflict -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 20th century.
Social problems -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 20th century.
Counterculture -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781439108215 (hbk.)
1439108218 (hbk.)
9781439127872 (ebk.)
1439127875 (ebk.)

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