Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Haight-Ashbury: A History [Paperback]

Our Price $ 11.86  
Retail Value $ 16.95  
You Save $ 5.09  (30%)  
Item Number 251520  
Buy New $11.86
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for The Haight-Ashbury: A History by Charles Perry...

In honor of the fortieth anniversary of the legendary San Francisco scene, this comprehensive account of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury draws on personal experiences, period documents, and scores of interviews to illuminate and assess an important counterculture phenomenon. Reprint.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.9" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2005
Publisher   Wenner
ISBN  193295855X  
ISBN13  9781932958553  

Availability  0 units.

More About Charles Perry

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Charles Perry was born in 1941.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > Art & Music > Music
2Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Music > Theory, Composition & Performance > Instruction & Study
3Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > 20th Century > General
4Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > State & Local - By State > California
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > General
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Popular Culture
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General
8Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Education > General

Reviews - What do customers think about The Haight-Ashbury: A History?

Unconventional History for an Unconventional Neighborhood  Apr 5, 2008
This is not your typical historical account. Perry does not cite sources or historical records in the body of the book. Instead it seems like he relies on either his own recollections or believes that we, the readers, will just trust and know that what he is telling us is correct. This is particularly unnerving when he recounts very detailed facts about some of the incidents. I bought this book because I was doing a thesis paper on the Haight-Ashbury's entire history. I was very disappointed when I received this book and realized that, except from a very short overview of the neighborhood's start, Perry only tells the story of the Haight during the sixties with a few additional pages describing the decades after. This is not a total history by any stretch. And, as mentioned above, Perry's lack of factual evidence cited made me think this book, while an interesting read, was probably a faulty historical account. However, after my thesis paper lead me to do research at the San Francisco Public Library's historical records department, I can say with confidence that Perry's facts are correct and can be collaborated with actual records. Why Perry chose to not cite evidence I cannot say, but as far as I can tell his facts are correct. So, if you are looking for a total history, no this is not it. This is also not an academic account. However, it offers short (but usually very detailed) descriptions about the Haight's birth as a counter-culture haven to the full-fledged "home of the hippies" that most people (not from the Bay Area) still think of when they hear the name Haight-Ashbury.
Almost Like Being There...  Mar 18, 2008
THE HAIGHT-ASHBURY: A HISTORY book by Charles Perry gives you a fly-on-the-wall experience of the turbulent epicenter of the counter-culture revolution that began in the 60s.

Starting with a brief history of the area, Perry provides a detailed account of the people, places, and events that would shape a relatively obscure and dilapidated area of San Francisco into one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world.

I enjoyed reading the book. Not only does the author write in detail about the major players of that time (Ken Kesey, The Diggers, Owsley, etc.), but he also provides the street addresses to many of the more famous/infamous places in the Haight(Psychedelic Shop, Free Clinic, The Drogstore Cafe, etc.). The book also has black & white photos of the people and places written about.

Perry also discusses the down fall of the Haight after the 60s and what happened to most of the people and places that were fixtures during its heyday.

I recommend it to anyone who's interested in the 60s-Hippie movement.
Great History Book  Jan 2, 2008
Bought as a Christmas present for my dad. He loves it. Took him back to "those days". We both recommend this book as a great read and history reference.
The Haight Ashbury  Jul 6, 2007
A lame "history" concentrating on a few famous characters. Boring reciting of facts with no sense of the excitement, the feeling that "we can change the world", no emotions of the sheer joy of being alive at such a time. Was it misguided? Was it without a deep philosophy and not well thought out? Was it more fun than anyone ever thought possible? Yes, yes, and yes.
I was there. Perry wasn't and it shows.
The 60ies unfolding before your eyes  Jun 12, 2007
What a great book! I got it because i wanted to explore how the whole hippie movement started and how it evolved (and eventually collapsed). This book is just perfect for that! The author has done a great job researching the era and presenting detailed stories and nice pictures. He also mentions various other historical milestones in the course of events in order to put the whole story in perspective. The narrative conveys a feeling of nostalgia, although it also lays down some hard facts and shortcomings of the "experimentation" that took place during those years. Overall it's a very good book, a one i really enjoyed reading. If you've always wondered about what exactly happened in the Haight-Ashbury during the late 60ies that's a very good place to start.

Write your own review about The Haight-Ashbury: A History

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Haight-Ashbury: A History

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy