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Fire!: The 100 Most Devastating Fires & the Heroes Who Fought Them
Fire!: The 100 Most Devastating Fires & the Heroes Who Fought Them
 
Our Price: $35.00
Year: 2001
Pages: 256
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 1579121608

Product Code: 075677554X

Description
 
Edward C. Goodman (au). The harrowing stories & vivid images of the most devastating fires throughout history come alive in this expansive history of fire. This history starts with the catastrophic Great Fire of London in 1666 & continues through today’s huge wildfires in the Amer. West. Other fires include: the burning of Atlanta, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire, the attack on Pearl Harbor, & the flaming oil fields of Kuwait. The stories involve tests of human fortitude, acts of bravery & displays of generosity. Also reveals the complex & dangerous world of fire fighting, examining the development of equip. from the first hand-drawn & hand-pumped engines to the modern fire truck, & describing fire-fighting techniques as they were employed to control each blaze. Illus.

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