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Empire Builder, John D. Spreckels & the Making of San Diego

Signed Copy

According to Ken Kramer, creator and host of "About San Diego" on KPBS-TV, "Every San Diegan, who is into local history, will love reading about the most powerful and influential person to have ever lived in our city. At last, here is the definitive book on John D. Spreckels, a titan who came here and ended up seeming to own or control everything in town. His financial, real estate, railroad, newspaper, utilities, and hotel empire was simply staggering, and to this day his legacy is everywhere in San Diego. To read Sandra Bonura's biography of John D. Spreckles is to understand how many of the very foundations of America's Finest City came to be."

Get your copy today! Available for pick-up in the Museum Store on Thursdays and Fridays. This is a large book, so shipping will be calculated after purchase if you need it shipped. 

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