Disaster!

Disaster!

The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Investigates the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, describing the horrible natural disaster and the subsequent fire that raged through the rubble, killing ten thousand people.

Blackwell North Amer
Just after 5 A.M. on April 18, 1906, an earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale ripped through sleeping San Francisco, toppling buildings, exploding gas mains, and trapping thousands of citizens beneath tons of stone, broken wood, and twisted metal. Herds of cattle stampeded madly through the streets. The air reverberated with the panicked screams of the doomed and dying.

Baker
& Taylor

The George Polk Memorial Award-winning historian investigates the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, bringing to life this horrible natural disaster--registering 8.3 on the Richter scale--and the subsequent fire that raged through the rubble killing ten thousand people. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xxiv, 296 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780061051746
0061051748
Branch Call Number: 979.461 Kur

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