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New Novel Set in the Midst of Huge SF General Strike of 1934
Date Sunday July 10
Time 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location Details
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorThe Green Arcade
In conjunction with LaborFest 2016

The book is centered on the San Francisco General Strike of 1934, and features many of the historic figures from that time, including Harry Bridges and the leaders of The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). In the summer of 1934, a strange silence descended on San Francisco. Streetcars disappeared. Gas stations closed. Theater marquees turned off. Stores and restaurants locked their doors. Butcher shops ran out of meat. The wealthy decamped to their country estates. It was as if the city had died. In this debut novel, Daniel Bacon describes the forces that led to this extraordinary state of affairs.

“A rollicking good tale about tough times on the gritty old Frisco waterfront.” --Carl Nolte, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

Daniel Bacon is a writer, educator, and San Francisco Historian. In 1995, he founded the Barbary Coast Trail, a 3.8-mile walking tour connecting twenty of San Francisco’s most important historic sites. He is the author of the guidebook Walking San Francisco on the Barbary Coast Trail and has written numerous articles about San Francisco history for local and national publications.

Published by Quicksilver Press
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Added to the calendar on Saturday Jul 9th, 2016 3:24 PM

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