978-1-57143-151-6 / 9781571431516

The Bells of San Francisco: The Salvation Army with It's Sleeves Rolled Up


Publisher:RDR Books



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About the book:

Most people know about the work The Salvation Armys work at Christmas. But few people know what "The Army" does the day after Christmas.

Filled with anecdotes, historical photographs and memories, The Bells of San Francisco tells the story of The Salvation Army in the Bay Area, from the arrival of its founder to the organizations pivotal role in the rebirth of the South of Market district, which reshaped the citys skyline more than a century later.

In these pages youll find tales of heroism from the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 to the Loma Prieta quake of 1989, as well as the deeds of the "Doughnut Girls" during World War 1 and of local Salvation Army volunteers in the aftermaths of disasters in Mexico City and El Salvador and their eight months of efforts in the wake of New Yorks 9/11 attack.

Here too are the inside stories of the Salvation Armys selfless efforts to rescue the alcoholics and drug addicts of San Franciscos Skid Row.

And here are are the real people behind plays and movies that have shaped the Savation Armys public image, from Salvation Nell to Guys and Dolls. Read The Bells of San Francisco and discover why management guru Peter Drucker calls The Salvation Army "the most effective organization in the United States

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