Big top burning : the true story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Big top burning : the true story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth

Author: Laura A Woollett
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws upon primary source documents and survivor interviews to recount the story of one of the worst disasters in American history, the 1944 Hartford circus fire, which claimed the lives of over one hundred people.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Case studies Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura A Woollett
ISBN: 9781613731147 1613731140
OCLC Number: 968997951
Description: 167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The circus comes to town --
"The greatest show on earth" --
Fire! --
"The day the clowns cried" --
Municipal hospital --
"Who knows this child?" --
Who was to blame? --
Accident or arson? --
A name for Little Miss 1565 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Laura A. Woollett.

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Draws upon primary source documents and survivor interviews to recount the story of one of the worst disasters in American history, the 1944 Hartford circus fire, which claimed the lives of over one hundred people.

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