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Panorama: Tales of San Francisco's 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition

Panorama: Tales of San Francisco's 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition

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Overview

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), and this fully illustrated coffee table book focuses on the groundbreaking exhibition and its fascinating participants. The book opens with a large-scale map of the exhibit, with arrows pointing to events and individual people who were there: historic figures including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Maria Montessori, aviator Lincoln Beachey, composer John Phillips Souza, and Charlie Chaplin. Subsequent pages have blow-ups of map sections with stories about the exhibitors and their impact on early 20th-century America. The book also contains a history of the development of the fair through the eyes of the author's great-grandfather, Reuben Hale, who was responsible for its vision and realization, against long odds.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937359683
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 12.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lee Bruno has written for publications such as The Guardian, The Economist, and Scientific American. The great-grandson of Reuben Hale, who was responsible for the vision and realization of the Panama–Pacific International Exposition, Bruno lives in San Francisco.

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