Join our mailing list!



Official PayPal Seal

(Your shopping cart is empty)

  Home > Diane Publishing Books >

Disaster!: The Great San Francisco Earthquake & Fire of 1906
Disaster!: The Great San Francisco Earthquake & Fire of 1906
 
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 2001
Pages: 296
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 61051748

Product Code: 756768349

Description
 
Dan Kurzman. Just after 5:00 AM on April 18, 1906, a earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale ripped through San Francisco, toppling buildings, exploding gas mains, & trapping thousands of citizens beneath tons of stone, broken wood, & twisted metal. And then came the fires: hellish, gas-fueled conflagrations. Rats from smuggling boats began to spread bubonic plague through the city. With water mains destroyed, firemen could only stand & watch for 3 terrifying days as the fires consumed the remains left by the earthquake. As many as 10,000 people died in the catastrophe. Kurzman recreates one of the most horrific events of the 20th cent. He captures the fear & madness, yet also uncovers extraordinary courage & humanity & honorable acts. Ill.

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review
Diane Publishing Co
PO Box 617
Darby, PA 19023-0617
1-800-782-3833
 About Us
 Become an Affiliate
 Privacy Policy
 Send Us Feedback
 
Company Info | Advertising | Product Index | Category Index | Help | Terms of Use
Copyright � 2004 Diane Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Built with Volusion