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The Golden Gate Bridge is an icon of one of the most storied of American cities, San Francisco. Standing between the Bay and the mighty Pacific like a guardian of the West, the Golden Gate retains its grip on the American imagination long after its twenty-seven-year record of being the longest suspension bridge in the world was superseded. Featuring a selection of stunning images of the Bridge, many from angles and positions that show it in a whole new light, The Golden Gate: San Francisco's Celebrated Bridge showcases the acclaimed photography of San Francisco native, Morton Beebe. Complementing Beebe's photographs is a short history of the bridge and memorable quotes from a variety of San Francisco natives and visitors affected by the its imposing presence, illustrating the firm grip this near-mythic structure has on our collective imagination.
Peter Beren is a literary agent and publishing consultant with more than thirty years of experience in the publishing industry. He is the author of six books and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Morton Beebe is a world-renowned documentarian of San Francisco. His photographs have been published in various magazines throughout his career of over fifty years, including National Geographic, Life, Smithsonian, and Travel and Leisure. He lives in San Francisco.