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The murders that made us : how vigilantes, hoodlums, mob bosses, serial killers, and cult leaders built the San Francisco Bay Area / Bob Calhoun.

Calhoun, Bob, (author.).

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Jennings Co PL - North Vernon 364.1523 CAL (Text) 30653001445212 New Adult NoN Fic Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781770415492
  • ISBN: 1770415491
  • Physical Description: 321 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-321).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: A short history of the ongoing end of San Francisco -- My mother, the murder suspect -- Vigilance! -- The fourth estate -- Gangs of the Barbary Coast -- Official misconduct -- Popular attractions -- The state-sanctioned lynch mob -- Chicago to the bay -- No parts lying together in one place -- Urban renewal -- When the garden flowers, baby, are dead -- Zodiac adjacent -- The murder capital of the world -- Death to the fascist insect that preys upon the life of the people -- Killing Gerald Ford -- Rainbows and leather -- The Golden Dragon massacre -- The last victims of Jonestown -- The white working class -- The face of the girl in room 24 -- The hucksters -- The outside lands -- The night stalker is born -- The scene -- Upward mobility -- Two-fisted liberal -- The technological divide -- A real fixer-upper -- The last days of Tom Guido.
Summary, etc.:
"The 170-year history of the San Francisco Bay Area told through its crimes and how they intertwine with the city's art, music, and politics In The Murders That Made Us, the story of the San Francisco Bay Area unfolds through its most violent and depraved acts. From the city's earliest days, where vigilantes hung perps from buildings and newspaper publishers shot it out on Market Street, to the kidnapping of Patty Hearst and the Zodiac Killer, crime has made the people of San Francisco who they are. Murder and mayhem are intertwined with the city's art, music, and politics. The Great 1906 Earthquake that burned down the old Barbary Coast shook a city that was already teetering on the brink of a massive prostitution scandal. The Summer of Love ended with a pair of ghastly acid dealer slayings that made the Haight too violent for even Charles Manson. The '70s ground to a halt with San Francisco pastor Jim Jones forcing his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch in Guyana, and the assassination of gay icon Harvey Milk. With each tale of true crime, The Murders That Made Us will take you from the violence that began in the original Gold Rush into the brutal displacement of today's techie ruination."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Murder > California > San Francisco Bay Area > Case studies.
Murder > Social aspects > California > San Francisco Bay Area > History.
Murder > California > San Francisco Bay Area > History.
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) > History.

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