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Artillery at the Golden Gate
Artillery at the Golden Gate

Artillery at the Golden Gate

Harbor Defenses of San Francisco in World War II



176 Pages, 9 x 8.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9780976149477

Rights: US & CA

Hole in the Head Press (Oct 2019)

Price: $19.95


Artillery at the Golden Gate tells the story of the "concrete soldiers," the US Army coast artillerymen who manned the huge seacoast rifles and underwater minefields guarding the San Francisco harbor during World War II. Artillery at the Golden Gate recreates the atmosphere of wartime San Francisco and recounts in vivid detail the life of the Army coast artillerymen stationed in a world of full-alerts and combat discipline within sight of San Francisco. Based on interviews with veterans and supported by official records, press accounts, and over 170 historical photographs, this book paints a rich mosaic of memorable Army personalities and their intriguing experience in the wartime port city.

Author Biography

Brian B. Chin works in television animation on such shows as Batman: The Animated Series. His drawing and model-building skills allowed him to blend history and art in creating exhibits at the Preztsidio Army Museum in the late 1970's. He later worked on Hollywood motion picture special effects on such films as Escape from New York, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Battle Beyond the Stars, and Pumpkinhead.