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Berkeley Walks

Revealing Rambles through America's Most Intriguing City

Berkeley Walks by Robert E. Johnson
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Berkeley Walks celebrates the things that make Berkeley such a wonderful walking citydiverse architecture, panoramic views, tree-lined neighborhoods, historic homes, unusual gardens, secret pathways, hidden parks, vibrant street life, trend-setting restaurants, and intriguing history. Fascinating and surprising sidelights include the apartment building from which Patty Hearst was kidnapped; Ted Kaczynski’s home before he became the Unabomber; and the residences of Nobel laureates and literary Berkeleyans such as Thornton Wilder, Ann Rice, and Philip K. Dick.

Bob Johnson and Janet Byronlongtime city residents and tour guidesdesigned these 18 walks to showcase the many elements that make Berkeley’s neighborhoods, shopping districts, and academic areas such fun to explore. Visitors will discover a vibrant community beyond the University of California campus borders, while locals will be surprised and delighted by the treasures in their own backyards.

Highlights of the book include a focus on architects Joseph Esherick, John Galen Howard, Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, James Plachek, Walter Ratcliff, Jr., and John Hudson Thomas, 100 archival and original photos, and 20 maps, including a map of Berkeley bookstores.
Roaring Forties Press; September 2015
288 pages; ISBN 9781938901515
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Title: Berkeley Walks
Author: Robert E. Johnson; Janet L. Byron
 
ISBNs
1938901495
9781938901393
9781938901492
9781938901515