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The Resource San Francisco is burning : the untold story of the 1906 earthquake and fires, Dennis Smith

San Francisco is burning : the untold story of the 1906 earthquake and fires, Dennis Smith

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San Francisco is burning : the untold story of the 1906 earthquake and fires
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San Francisco is burning
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the untold story of the 1906 earthquake and fires
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Dennis Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
At 5:12 a.m. on the morning of April 18, 1906, San Francisco was struck by one of the worst earthquakes in history, instantly killing hundreds. The ensuing fires that ravaged the city for days were responsible for the deaths of as many as 3,000 more. In all, 522 blocks and 28,188 buildings were leveled, and some 200,000 people dislocated. This watershed event in American history has never before been told with the richness of historical detail and insight that firefighter and fire historian Smith brings to it. Smith recounts the tragedy through the stories of the people who lived through those terrible days. Throughout, he reveals many previously unknown details about the event, from the city's great vulnerability to fire--due to its corrupt and hasty building practices--to the widespread racism the quake unleashed and the atrocities committed by national guardsmen.--From publisher description
Summary
An account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake reveals how hasty and corrupt construction practices made the city more vulnerable to damage and relates the experiences of survivors
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165875
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DLC
Dewey number
363.37/09794/61
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TH9449.S26
LC item number
S65 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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the untold story of the 1906 earthquake and fires
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San Francisco is burning : the untold story of the 1906 earthquake and fires, Dennis Smith
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-286) and index
Control code
2499949
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 294 p.
Isbn
9780670034420
Lccn
2005046112
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ill
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  • (OCoLC)ocm60321322
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San Francisco is burning : the untold story of the 1906 earthquake and fires, Dennis Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-286) and index
Control code
2499949
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 294 p.
Isbn
9780670034420
Lccn
2005046112
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60321322
  • (OCoLC)60321322

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