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Vanished San Francisco

Author : Lorri Ungaretti
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2023-01-16
Category : History
ISBN : 9781467109215

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Vanished San Francisco by Lorri Ungaretti Pdf

San Francisco is well-known for its beautiful vistas and fascinating destinations. However, many places that were once part of the San Francisco experience have vanished from the land--lost to earthquakes, fire, development, and other forces that led to their disappearance--but not from memory. Sand dunes have been replaced by buildings and streets, homes now cover previously desolate areas where cemeteries once stood, and beloved buildings are gone due to various reasons. San Francisco's lost treasures also include the popular Hamm's sign, the former two-toned foghorn, and the first insect to go extinct in the United States due to human behavior. Like most cities, San Francisco is constantly changing. Places appear and disappear, and the city grows and changes, always ready to rebuild and remake history.

Vanished Waters

Author : Nancy Olmsted,Chris Carlsson,Bob Isaacson (conservationist.)
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 70 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 1986
Category : Mission Bay (San Francisco, Calif.)
ISBN : 0961149213

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Vanished Waters by Nancy Olmsted,Chris Carlsson,Bob Isaacson (conservationist.) Pdf

The Year of Fog

Author : Michelle Richmond
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Page : 383 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2007-03-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780440336556

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The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond Pdf

Life changes in an instant. On a foggy beach. In the seconds when Abby Mason—photographer, fiancée soon-to-be-stepmother—looks into her camera and commits her greatest error. Heartbreaking, uplifting, and beautifully told, here is the riveting tale of a family torn apart, of the search for the truth behind a child’s disappearance, and of one woman’s unwavering faith in the redemptive power of love—all made startlingly fresh through Michelle Richmond’s incandescent sensitivity and extraordinary insight. Six-year-old Emma vanished into the thick San Francisco fog. Or into the heaving Pacific. Or somewhere just beyond: to a parking lot, a stranger’s van, or a road with traffic flashing by. Devastated by guilt, haunted by her fears about becoming a stepmother, Abby refuses to believe that Emma is dead. And so she searches for clues about what happened that morning—and cannot stop the flood of memories reaching from her own childhood to illuminate that irreversible moment on the beach. Now, as the days drag into weeks, as the police lose interest and fliers fade on telephone poles, Emma’s father finds solace in religion and scientific probability—but Abby can only wander the beaches and city streets, attempting to recover the past and the little girl she lost. With her life at a crossroads, she will leave San Francisco for a country thousands of miles away. And there, by the side of another sea, on a journey that has led her to another man and into a strange subculture of wanderers and surfers, Abby will make the most astounding discovery of all—as the truth of Emma’s disappearance unravels with stunning force. A profoundly original novel of family, loss, and hope—of the choices we make and the choices made for us—The Year of Fog beguiles with the mysteries of time and memory even as it lays bare the deep and wondrous workings of the human heart. The result is a mesmerizing tour de force that will touch anyone who knows what it means to love a child. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Michelle Richmond's Golden State.

An Unexplained Death

Author : Mikita Brottman
Publisher : Macmillan + ORM
Page : 222 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2018-11-06
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9781250169150

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An Unexplained Death by Mikita Brottman Pdf

An Unexplained Death is an obsessive investigation into a mysterious death at the Belvedere—a once-grand hotel—and a poignant, gripping meditation on suicide and voyeurism “The poster is new. I notice it right away, taped to a utility pole. Beneath the word ‘Missing,’ printed in a bold, high-impact font, are two sepia-toned photographs of a man dressed in a bow tie and tux.” Most people would keep walking. Maybe they’d pay a bit closer attention to the local news that evening. Mikita Brottman spent ten years sifting through the details of the missing man’s life and disappearance, and his purported suicide by jumping from the roof of her own apartment building, the Belvedere. As Brottman delves into the murky circumstances surrounding Rey Rivera’s death—which begins to look more and more like a murder—she contemplates the nature of and motives behind suicide, and uncovers a haunting pattern of guests at the Belvedere, when it was still a historic hotel, taking their own lives on the premises. Finally, she fearlessly takes us to the edge of her own morbid curiosity and asks us to consider our own darker impulses and obsessions.


Author : Sandra Levy Ceren
Publisher : Modern History Press
Page : 205 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2014-08-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781615992300

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Vanished by Sandra Levy Ceren Pdf

A young artist awakes one morning alone in an empty house, with no memory of her identity or location. Puzzled and terrified, she finds Dr. Cory?s business card in a purse. While the psychologist/sleuth tries to help the artist revive her memory, Cory?s neighbor Rita goes missing. Uncovering Rita?s real identity, Cory?s detection abilities spring into action to confront a menace that haunts their neighborhood. Written by a longtime psychologist, this fourth volume in the Dr. Cory Cohen mystery series, set on the San Diego coast, offers a genuine portrayal of a psychologist?s professional life combined with the thrill and intrigue of a mystery. Praise for the Dr. Cory Cohen Mystery Series "Her years as a psychologist have earned Ceren a look at the darkness of the psyche and human behavior. Psychologist/sleuth Cory Cohen is both compassionate and tough. A strong, heartfelt work from a writer we will be hearing a lot more about." --T. Jefferson Parker, three-time Edgar-winning author "Another exciting, engrossing psychological thriller from a favorite author. The well-defined characters and intrigue create a compelling page-turner to the very end." --Holly A. Hunt, PhD, psychologist, author, speaker "...a good, fun thriller that packs in a whole lot of themes, in a way that doesn't clash. While being entertained, the reader is likely to get some education on the professional life of a psychologist and the effect of trauma on victims." Bob Rich, PhD, psychologist and author ÿFrom Modern History Press ÿ Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuthsÿ

The Vanished Ruin Era

Author : Louis John Stellman
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 1910
Category : Earthquakes
ISBN : YALE:39002008731888

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Vanished Act

Author : James Reidel
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 444 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2007-03-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0803259778

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Vanished Act by James Reidel Pdf

Critic, novelist, filmmaker, jazz musician, painter, and, above all, poet, Weldon Kees performed, practiced, and published with the best of his generation of artists—the so-called middle generation, which included Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, and John Berryman. His dramatic disappearance (a probable suicide) at the age of forty-one, his movie-star good looks, his role in various movements of the day, and his shifting relationships with key figures in the arts have made him one of the more intriguing—and elusive—artists of the time. In this long-awaited biography, James Reidel presents the first full account of Kees’s troubled yet remarkably accomplished life. Reidel traces Kees’s career from his birth in 1914 and boyhood in Beatrice, Nebraska, to his stint as an award-winning short-story writer and novelist, his rise as a poet and critic in New York, his branching off into abstract expressionism, jazz music, and theater, and his experimental and scientific filmmaking and photography. Going beyond the cult status that has grown up around Kees over the years, this work fairly and judiciously places him as a cultural adventurer at a particularly rich and significant moment in postwar twentieth-century America.


Author : Ward Tanneberg
Publisher : Kregel Publications
Page : 532 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2024-05-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 082549902X

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Vanished by Ward Tanneberg Pdf

This electrifying and heart-pounding sequel to Without Warning combines a profound understanding of a broken world with realistic portrayals of how Christ can still make a difference in our age of terror. Held hostage by radical Islamic terrorists in Israel, Jessica Cain's survival hangs on a chance encounter with a total stranger and the possibility that her father can save her. Guaranteed fiction!

Lost Department Stores of San Francisco

Author : Anne Evers Hitz
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2020-03-02
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781439669198

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Lost Department Stores of San Francisco by Anne Evers Hitz Pdf

In the late nineteenth century, San Francisco's merchant princes built grand stores for a booming city, each with its own niche. For the eager clientele, a trip downtown meant dressing up--hats, gloves and stockings required--and going to Blum's for Coffee Crunch cake or Townsend's for creamed spinach. The I. Magnin empire catered to a selective upper-class clientele, while middle-class shoppers loved the Emporium department store with its Bargain Basement and Santa for the kids. Gump's defined good taste, the City of Paris satisfied desires for anything French and edgy, youth-oriented Joseph Magnin ensnared the younger shoppers with the latest trends. Join author Anne Evers Hitz as she looks back at the colorful personalities that created six major stores and defined shopping in San Francisco.

Imitation Artist

Author : Sunny Stalter-Pace
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Page : 350 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2020-05-15
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780810141933

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Imitation Artist by Sunny Stalter-Pace Pdf

Gertrude Hoffmann made her name in the early twentieth century as an imitator, copying highbrow performances staged in Europe and popularizing them for a broader American audience. Born in San Francisco, Hoffmann started working as a ballet girl in pantomime spectacles during the Gay Nineties. She performed through the heyday of vaudeville and later taught dancers and choreographed nightclub revues. After her career ended, she reflected on how vaudeville’s history was represented in film and television. Drawn from extensive archival research, Imitation Artist shows how Hoffmann’s life intersected with those of central gures in twentieth-century popular culture and dance, including Florenz Ziegfeld, George M. Cohan, Isadora Duncan, and Ruth St. Denis. Sunny Stalter-Pace discusses the ways in which Hoffmann navigated the complexities of performing gender, race, and national identity at the dawn of contemporary celebrity culture. This book is essential reading for those interested in the history of theater and dance, modernism, women’s history, and copyright.


Author : Evan Balkan
Publisher :
Page : 286 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2010-10-19
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781458780836

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Vanished! by Evan Balkan Pdf

The best adventures come full circle, depositing intrepid explorers back into their cozy armchairs to dream of the next challenge. But often that armchair may be the last lingering thought as a last breath is taken, as an adventure conjured in comfort spins off into a mystery forever unsolved.Vanished! Explorers Forever Lost dives deep into the true and harrowing accounts of adventurers who never came home. From the disappearance in Utah of cowboy roamer Everett Ruess to the loss of billionaire explorer Michael Rockefeller in the wilds of New Guinea, the tales of those forfeited to the call of wild adventure ring with mystery, intrigue, and excitement to this day. Murdered, drowned, or eaten alive these are mysteries of disappearance likely to remain unsolved but never forgotten. This book details them all. So grab a copy and curl up in your comfy armchair with your favorite brew and delve into these intriguing mysteries.

Vanishing in the Haight

Author : Max Tomlinson
Publisher : Oceanview Publishing
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2019-08-20
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781608093427

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Vanishing in the Haight by Max Tomlinson Pdf

USA Today best-selling author An ex-con traces a victim's clues to set a cold case ablaze Between fending off a lecherous parole officer and trying to get by in 1978 San Francisco, private investigator Colleen Hayes struggles to put her life back together so she can reconnect with her runaway teenage daughter. Then her life changes dramatically. She accepts a case from wealthy, retired industrialist Edward Copeland. The old man is desperate to solve the brutal murder of his daughter, a murder that took place in Golden Gate Park eleven years earlier—during the Summer of Love. The case has since gone cold, her murderer never found. Now, in his final days, Copeland hires Colleen to find his daughter's killer in hopes he might die in peace. Colleen understands what it means to take a life—she spent a decade in prison for killing her ex. Battling her own demons, she immerses herself in San Francisco's underbelly, where police corruption is rampant. Her investigation turns deadly as she pries for information, yet there is little to go on. However, a song on the radio makes her wonder—did the murdered girl leave any clues that others may have missed? Perfect for fans of Elmore Leonard and Gillian Flynn

Vanishing America

Author : Miles A. Powell
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 262 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2016-11-14
Category : History
ISBN : 9780674972933

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Vanishing America by Miles A. Powell Pdf

Miles Powell explores how early conservationists became convinced that the vitality of America’s white races depended on preserving the wilderness. Some conservationists embraced scientific racism, eugenics, and restrictive immigration laws, but these activists also laid the groundwork for the many successes of the modern environmental movement.

San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

Author : Chris Pollock
Publisher : Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
Page : 130 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, Calif.)
ISBN : 9781558685451

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San Francisco's Golden Gate Park by Chris Pollock Pdf

This gorgeous book captures the wonders of this park by the bay. Filled with color photos and historical documents documenting the park's illustrious and colorful past.

Manufacturing Suburbs

Author : Robert Lewis
Publisher : Temple University Press
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781592130863

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Manufacturing Suburbs by Robert Lewis Pdf

Rethinking the history of suburbanization