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The great fire

Author: Jim Murphy
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, [the author] constructs a ... narrative that recreates the events ... And finally, he reveals how, even in a time of deepest despair, the human spirit triumphed, as the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Murphy
ISBN: 0590472674 9780590472678 0590472666 9780590472661
OCLC Number: 30070801
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 1996.
American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1996.
Description: 144 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: A city ready to burn --
"Everything went wrong!" --
"The dogs of hell were upon the housetops" --
"A surging ocean of flame" --
"Chicago is in flames" --
"The ghost of Chicago" --
Myth and reality.
Responsibility: Jim Murphy.
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By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, [the author] constructs a ... narrative that recreates the events ... And finally, he reveals how, even in a time of deepest despair, the human spirit triumphed, as the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again.-Dust jacket.

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