Richard Reinhardt

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—Richard Reinhardt is a San Francisco novelist and social historian.

Articles by this Contributor

December 1971

One day San Franciscans suddenly learned that their city was the property of a Frenchman, one Monsieur Limantour

June/July 1979

Westward with the course of empire Colonel Jonathan Drake Stevenson took his way in 1846. With him went the denizens of New York’s Tammany wards, oyster cellars, and gin mills—the future leaders of California.

June/july 1980

For more than a century, the august members of this San Francisco body have enjoyed a unique, all-male midsummer night’s dream

August/september 1981

This puckish, nearly forgotten California architect built his own distinctive style on the simple principle that beauty alone endures

April 1987

No city has more energetically obliterated the remnants of its past. And yet no city has a greater sense of its history.

May/June 1989

New Yorkers recall 1939 as the year of the great World’s Fair in Flushing Meadow. But that’s just more Eastern provincialism. Take a look at what was going on in San Francisco.

November 1995

Sexy and melancholy, festive and forlorn, the island has always heated the Yankee imagination. The author visits there in the late afternoon of a straitened era and looks back on four centuries of passionate misunderstandings.

February/March 2000

A true story of their final days on the Florida seashore

May/June 2000

September 2001