Season of the Witch

Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love

Talbot, David

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Season of the Witch
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.

Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439108215
Characteristics: xvii, 452 p., [8] p. of plates : ills. ; 24 cm


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Nov 24, 2014
  • Persnickety77 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you live in SF, or love SF, you should read this. Fast-paced and informative

Sep 30, 2014
  • patienceandfortitude rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a very readable history of San Francisco from the 60's through the 80's -- the cultural revolutions, politics, and tragedies. Anyone who loves the City, and all those who lived there during those incredible times will greatly enjoy reading this book.


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