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1906© 2004 James Dalessandro368 pages Turn of the century San Francisco was a notoriously corrupt city, filled with vice from the brothels of the Barbary Coast to the opium dens and sex slaves of Chinatown. 1906 is a political thriller  that … Continue reading

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings© 1969 Maya Angelou304 pages I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is an autobiography in the form of a novel, following a young woman’s coming of age as she journeys from a small … Continue reading

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The Chinese in America

The Chinese in America: A Narrative History© 2003 Iris Chang558 pages Like most Americans, my earliest notion of the Chinese in America is an association with the Transcontinental railroad. As it happened, their story begins before that, with the California … Continue reading

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?© 1968 Phillip K. Dick210 pages In a world ruined by nuclear war, most animals are extinct and most humans who can have fled for the cold, distant colonies of Mars.  Technical civilization has survived, … Continue reading

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Disaster 1906

Disaster 1906: the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire© 1967 Edward F. Dolan Jr.172 pages If, as some say, God spanked the town For being over-frisky Why did He burn the churches down And save Hotaling’s whisky? -p. 175 Years ago … Continue reading

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