Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love ePub (Adobe DRM) download by David Talbot

Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love

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Publication date: May 2012
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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. David Talbot takes us deep into the riveting story of his city's ascent, decline, and heroic recovery. He draws intimate portraits of San Francisco's legendary demons and saviors: Charles Manson, Patty Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Bill Graham, Herb Caen, the Cockettes, Harvey Milk, Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple, Joe Montana and the Super Bowl 49ers. He reveals how the city emerged from the trials of this period with a new brand of "San Francisco values," including gay marriage, medical marijuana, immigration sanctuary, universal health care, recycling, renewable energy, consumer safety, and a living wage mandate. Considered radical when they were first introduced, these ideas have become the bedrock of decent society in many parts of the country, and exemplify the ways that the city now inspires us toward a live-and-let-live tolerance, a shared sense of humanity, and an openness to change. As a new generation of activists and dreamers seeks its own path to a more enlightened future, Season of the Witch-with its epic tale of the wild and bloody birth of San Francisco values—offers both inspiration and cautionary wisdom.
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I previously knew virtually nothing about the events David Talbot describes. It was a shocking eye-opener and certainly deconstructed my picture postcard image of San Francisco as the Golden Gate Bridge and trams, with its only dark history set offshore at Alcatraz. It is a place I would love to visit, but when I do I will see it in quite a different light as a city that made a moral war within its own confines and emerged a city able to embrace change.
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