Berkeley: Heyday and the California Historical Society, 2015. Fine. First Edition. Signed by Author, [11.25x8.75in]; ix, 379 pp. , images and illustrations throughout with notes, sources, image credits and index; Dark blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and floral design on front, color image at night of Exposition bordered by gilt field, color image on back of Exposition during day from San Francisco Bay, map of Exposition on front and back blue-gray end papers; Signed and dated by Author [at the book release presentation to the Book Club of California]. Item #13312
Laura Ackley is an Architectural Historian and is a leading authority on the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 (PPIE). The PPIE was a significant turning point for the City of San Francisco only 9 years after the devastating 1906 earthquake. It was also a showcase for the importance and influence of the United States in the Pacific. This book brings together the story of the PPIE from the extensive archive of documents and images in the UC Berkeley Bancroft Library.