CHRISTOPHER OF SAN FRANCISCO. by [Christopher, George, 1907-2000] Dorsey, George.


Edition: First printing.

New York: Macmillan, 1962. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A Candid Close-up of a Forceful Man and His Often Controversial Impact on a Great City." Interesting association copy of this biography of the 34th mayor of San Francisco (from 1956 to 1963) INSCRIBED to his secretary as follows "To Peg - who does all the good things I get credit for, and adroitly hides my mistakes! Thanks to the most efficient and proficient secretary in the world!" and dated 6/15/62. Greek-born Christopher was credited with a strong record on civil rights and bringing the Giants to San Francisco, but also with redevelopment that destroyed much of the character of the city and displaced many of the ethnic groups - especially African Americans. Photographs. 238 pp.

Condition: Very good in black and gray cloth, lacking the dust jacket.

Book ID: 45367
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