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The Library Book.

Author: Susan Orlean
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Audio book, etc.   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm. As one fireman recounted later, "Once that first stack got going, it was Goodbye, Charlie." The fire was disastrous: It reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Orlean
ISBN: 9781476740188 1476740186 9781476740195 1476740194 9781508266471 1508266476
OCLC Number: 1056987003
Description: 336 pages

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On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm. As one fireman recounted later, "Once that first stack got going, it was Goodbye, Charlie." The fire was disastrous: It reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. Investigators descended on the scene, but over thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library and if so, who?

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