Firestorm at Peshtigo A Town, Its People, and the Deadliest Fire in American History

ISBN-10: 0805072934
ISBN-13: 9780805072938
Edition: 2003 (Revised)
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Description: On October 8, 1871-the same night as the Great Chicago Fire-the lumber town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, was struck with a five-mile-wide wall of flames, borne on tornado-force winds of one hundred miles per hour that tore across more than 2,400 square  More...

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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

On October 8, 1871-the same night as the Great Chicago Fire-the lumber town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, was struck with a five-mile-wide wall of flames, borne on tornado-force winds of one hundred miles per hour that tore across more than 2,400 square miles of land, obliterating the town in less than one hour and killing more than two thousand people. At the center of the blowout were politically driven newsmen Luther Noyes and Franklin Tilton, money-seeking lumber baron Isaac Stephenson, parish priest Father Peter Pernin, and meteorologist Increase Lapham. In Firestorm at Peshtigo, Denise Gess and William Lutz vividly re-create the personal and political battles leading to this monumental natural disaster, and deliver it from the lost annals of American history.

Denise Gess is the visiting assistant professor of fiction writing at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Dramatis Personae
Prologue
False Prophets
Eden Burns
Revelations
Epilogue
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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