Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love


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$19.99  $18.59
Free Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 1.5 inches | 1.48 pounds

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About the Author

David Talbot, author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, is the founder and CEO of Salon. He lives in San Francisco.


"Exhaustive research yields penetrating character studies...Talbot incisively relates the atmosphere of service in the Haight...In a surprising ending, Talbot convincingly suggests that imperfect new mayor Dianne Feinstein resurrected the city's heart as it rallied around the 49ers. In exhilarating fashion, Talbot clears the rainbow mist and brings San Francisco into sharp focus." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Talbot presents gripping accounts of both crime sprees and football showdowns. Even people who were there might take away something new, and for others, the book offers a comprehensive introduction to the era." --Booklist
"An ambitious, labor-of-love illumination of a city's soul, celebrating the uniqueness of San Francisco without minimizing the price paid for the city's free-spiritedness... the author encompasses the city's essence... Talbot loves his city deeply and knows it well, making the pieces of the puzzle fit together, letting the reader understand...Talbot takes the reader much deeper than cliché, exploring a San Francisco that tourists never discover." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A gritty corrective to our rosy memories...enthralling, news-driven and briskly paced tale... I found it hard to put down Season of the Witch. --San Francisco Chronicle