Staff Picks

Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge

Golden Gate
December 2, 2010

Kevin Starr’s engrossing new history, Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge, tells the rich story of the massive public works project in a tidy 200 pages. It makes for a wonderful and never sluggish overview—complete with fine reproductions of paintings and photographs—that nevertheless contains many enlightening details. A small wonder in its own right. San Francisco Chronicle