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The great earthquake and firestorms of 1906 : how San Francisco nearly destroyed itself ; with a new preface

Author: Philip L Fradkin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. pbk. print
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The first indication of the prolonged terror that followed the 1906 earthquake occurred when a ship steaming off San Francisco's Golden Gate 'seemed to jump clear out of the water'. This book  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip L Fradkin
ISBN: 0520248201 9780520248205
OCLC Number: 633727357
Description: XVII, 418, [40] Seiten : zahlreiche Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Preface to the Paperback Edition Preface Untitled Prologue Map I BEFORE Beginnings The Tale of Two Cities Science, Politics, and San Francisco The Hotel and the Opera House II DURING Wednesday, April 18, 1906 Thursday, April 19, 1906 Friday, April 20, 1906 III AFTER The Relief Effort The Upbuilding of San Francisco The Search for Understanding The Culture of Disaster Disaster and Race The Politics of Disaster The Fat Lady Sings Author's Note Acknowledgments Notes Selected Readings Index Illustrations
Responsibility: Philip L. Fradkin.
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