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  • Hardcover
  • 292 pages
  • Oakland, the Story of a City
  • Beth Bagwell
  • English
  • 26 March 2017
  • 0964008718

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  1. says:

    Supposedly the authoritative history of the city I ve called home for over a decade, this book was certainly amusing and informative, but I have to say at the outset, the editing was horrendous Typos were legion and punctuation seemed applied at random If anyone from the Oakland Heritage Alliance is reading this, I hereby volunteer to give the third edition a re read with a red pen I ll do a better job than I do with my Goodreads reviews, promise.The other thing this book could use is an exp Supposedly the authoritative history of the city I ve called home for over ...


  2. says:

    Very readable and informative, with many excellent photos Largely focused on the period from Oakland s founding, ca 1849, to the early years of the 20th century, an earlier history of this city than most of us are aware of these days One thing I wanted to address To paraphrase the author at the end of the book, post WWII Oakland became, in people s minds, a poster child for urban problems, yet there was and is muchto the city than that Here is my take In the WWII years, the industr Very readable and informative, with many excellent photos Largely focused on the period from Oakland s founding, ca 1849, to the early years of the 20th century, an earlier history of this city than most of us are aware of these days One thing I wanted to address To paraphrase the author at the end of the book, post WWII Oakland became, in people s minds, a poster child for urban problems, yet there was and is muchto the city than that Here is my take In the WWII years, the industrial city of Oakland became a magnet for large numbers of people, including many black Americans, working in the war industry Prior to the war, there had been only a tiny percentage of blacks in Oakland, but that eventthan ...


  3. says:

    As far as I know, this is the only comprehensive history of Oakland out there It was published 30 years ago but basically ends its coverage in the 1950s Even then, its coverage of the 20th century readslike a catalog of various technological advancements The only part that is especially good or illuminating is the story of Oakland s founding and founder, Horace Carpentier Carpentier sold off parcels of the Peralta estate without ever owning the land himself, monopolized the waterfront As far as I know, this is the only comprehensive history of Oakland out there It was published 30 years ago but basically ends its coverage in the 1950s Even then, its coverage of the 20th century readslike a catalog of various technological advancements The only part that is especially good or illuminating is the story of Oakland s founding and founder, Horace Carpentier Carpentier sold off parcels of the Peralta estate without ev...


  4. says:

    This book should really be on every Oaklander s shelf, both natives and transplants It really gives you a great overview on Oakland s origins and gives you a whole new perspective The book is also readable and unbiased However, it leaves you wantingOakland s neighborhoods are all so unique, I would have loved to readdetails on the history of each individual neighborhood There s also not much depth on anything that happened post WWII, including in the new edition that was just re This book should really be on every Oakl...


  5. says:

    Agree with previous comments The facts are really interesting, but it s not very well written and dry at times Eg, they enumerate every church in the city and where it was first built, then where it moved when it got too big for its space, etc but that may be the point of the book to g...


  6. says:

    I got this book at DeLaurer s news stand at the Oakland Civic Center BART station 12th Street Really helpful to read this book Puts all around you in an historical context when you are in Oakland Re read in July 2014.


  7. says:

    I love history books that really delve into a particular time and place For anyone who wants to know about the past history of Oakland and indeed the Bay Area, this is the book It s out of print and hard to find my copy is borrowed but I recommend it highly if you like local history.


  8. says:

    Interesting facts, poorly written.


  9. says:

    A wonderful read and fulfilling for this long time san franciscan, who has worked the past 10 yrs in Oakland, to finally learn some of Oakland s history.


  10. says:

    This is just about the only complete history of Oakland available, so I thought it was pretty good It s not the most compelling book, but with no competition out there, it s the best

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