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1906 Earthquake: San Francisco's Great Disaster
Contributor(s): Demlinger, Sandor (Author)

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ISBN: 0764324047     ISBN-13: 9780764324048
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
OUR PRICE: $21.21  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: April 2006
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Annotation: On April 18, 1906, San Francisco was in ruins after a terrifying earthquake and fire. Over 170 vintage photographs, some never published before delve into the first earthquake to be photographed. Historians, collectors of vintage photographs, and anyone interested in California history will surely want this book.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | United States - State & Local - West (ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
- History | United States - 20th Century
- Nature | Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Dewey: 979.461
LCCN: 2005938681
Series: Schiffer Books
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 10.9" W x 8.4" (1.55 lbs) 144 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 1900-1919
- Cultural Region - Northern California
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Cultural Region - West Coast
- Geographic Orientation - California
- Locality - San Francisco, California
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product, Table of Contents
 
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Publisher Description:
On April 17, 1906, San Francisco was a dense city bustling with people, and thriving businesses. On April 18, it was in ruins, the victim of a terrifying earthquake and dreadful fire. Over 170 vintage, photographs, some never published before delve into the first earthquake ever photographed. Images include photographs of various buildings and neighborhoods in the city before the earthquake and the fire, photographs of the fire as it burns through Front and Market Streets, the ruins and those left to cope with them in the aftermath and the efforts to rebuild the city. The text inside the book explores the tragic decisions made by the city's leaders that contributed to the horrifying devestation. Historians, collectors of vintage photographs, and anyone interested in California history will surely want this book.
 
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