Misfits, Merchants & Mayhem on the San Francisco Waterfront: Focus on Italian Fishermen

Lee Bruno

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Lee Bruno will speak about the San Francisco Barbary Coast with its legendary gold-rushers, gamblers and adventurers galore, and the history of the San Francisco waterfront from 1849 to 1934. Lee will also focus on the Italian-Americans of that time period. Lee holds a Master of
Science in science journalism from Boston University, and is the author of Panorama: Tales of the San Francisco 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition. He has been writing for over 20 years about business and technology for the Economist, the Guardian, MIT Technology Review, Red Herring Magazine and Wired, among others. He has lived in San Francisco for more than 30 years, raising a family of four boys with his wife, and enjoys long open water swims with the eccentrics at the South End Rowing Club.