Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley

Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley

By Cary McClelland

A Stanford University Three Books Selection for 2019 "Essential.... A conflicted and complex portrait of a city starving for solutions." --Brandon Yu, San Francisco Chronicle


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Book Information

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 10/09/2018
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9780393608793
ISBN-10: 0393608794
Language: English

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Cary McClelland follows in the great oral tradition of Studs Terkel to bring us up to date on what's happening on the ground in America's most impactful city and region. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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San Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movement, the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley. The richer the region gets, the more unequal and less diverse it becomes, and cracks in the city's facade--rapid gentrification, an epidemic of evictions, rising crime, atrophied public institutions--are growing wider. Inspired by Studs Terkel's classic works of oral history, Cary McClelland spent years interviewing people at the epicenter of recent change, from venture capitalists and coders to politicians and protesters, capturing San Francisco as never before.

About the Author

Cary McClelland is a writer, filmmaker, lawyer, and rights advocate whose work has taken him around the world. He met his wife in San Francisco, where they settled down and built their first home.

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