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5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent book on power struggles in 1850s San Francisco
Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2018
This is an excellent book, which I couldn't put down. It is a very interesting story of the need to finely balance power, which took place in the heady days when San Francisco was still isolated from the Eastern states. Taniguchi has done an excellent job in keeping the focus on the immediate story at hand and not getting side-tracked by exploring many of the people involved - including those that would later rise to national prominence during the Civil War. Easy to read, it is a must for anyone interested in the history of San Francisco, the West or American history in general.
Interesting time period of a little known insurrection. However, not written for the Laymen, The writing style is methodically with little scope, broad analysis or page turning excitement. The book is simply a wall of facts focused on the singular endeavor of tying the 1956 vigilance committee to land deeds.