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Chicago Death Trap : the Iroquois Theatre fire of 1903

Author: Nat Brandt
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the afternoon of December 30, 1903, during a sold out matinee performance, a fire broke out in Chicago's Iroquois Theatre. This work provides a chronicle of this event to assess the titanic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nat Brandt
ISBN: 9780809327218 080932721X
OCLC Number: 150378381
Description: xxiv, 181 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue --
1. Warning signs --
2. "Absolutely fireproof" --
3. Play and players --
4. Opening night --
5. 3:15 P.M., Wednesday, December 30, 1903 --
6. In the parquet and boxes --
7. In the dress circle and gallery --
8. The rescuers --
9. The news spreads rapidly --
10. Morgue scenes --
11. In mourning --
12. A state of shock --
13. Safety last --
14. Finger pointing --
15. Blind justice --
16. Curtains --
17. Ashes and embers.
Responsibility: Nat Brandt ; with an introduction by Perry R. Duis and Cathlyn Schallhorn.

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[Brandt] deftly lays out the story of a tragedy waiting to happen in a city with a corrupt government and greedy businessmen.... In the one hundred years since the fire, the worldwide horror and Read more...

 
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