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Tinder box : the Iroquois Theatre disaster, 1903

Author: Anthony P Hatch
Publisher: Chicago : Academy Chicago Publishers, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the events surrounding the fire at the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago on December 30, 1903, explaining how the "absolutely fire-proof" building became a funeral pyre for hundreds of victims.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony P Hatch
ISBN: 9780897335140 0897335147
OCLC Number: 51581409
Description: xiv, 274 pages, [32] pages of plates : facsimiles, illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Opening night --
Absolutely fireproof --
A new year's surprise --
Strikes, snow, and show business --
The song-and-dance man --
Mixed reviews --
The day: December 30 --
Engine 13 --
"Pale moonlight" --
The inferno --
Death alley --
Inside a volcano --
The charnel house --
The new year --
The blame game --
The inquest --
The grand jury --
"Not guilty" --
A warning unheeded.
Other Titles: Iroquois Theatre disaster, 1903
Responsibility: Anthony P. Hatch.

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Chronicles the events surrounding the fire at the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago on December 30, 1903, explaining how the "absolutely fire-proof" building became a funeral pyre for hundreds of victims.

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"A painfully and superbly written work..." -- ALA Booklist, April 2003.

 
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