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Kevin Starr’s “Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge”

Jul 8, 2010

The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic symbol of the rise of the west coast and of the strength of the American worker. Built during the Great Depression, the Golden Gate Bridge became a California and United States landmark, but its rich history is widely unknown, as most people just recognize it on a postcard. State historian Kevin Starr chronicles the engineering, construction, and life behind that golden (well, red) bridge in his latest book, <i>Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge</i>.

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