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The great earthquake and firestorms of 1906 : how San Francisco nearly destroyed itself

Author: Philip L Fradkin
Publisher: Berkeley, Cal. University of California Press 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 offers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip L Fradkin
ISBN: 0520230604 9780520230606 0520248201 9780520248205
OCLC Number: 845717508
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 395 - 402
Description: XVII, 418, [42] Seiten Illustrationen, Karten 24 cm
Contents: Preface 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 Acknowledgments Notes Index
Responsibility: Philip L. Fradkin
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