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Disaster! The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906

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ISBN-10: 0061051748

ISBN-13: 9780061051746

Edition: 2001

Authors: Dan Kurzman

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
People in the Bookp. xvii
Map of San Francisco, 1906p. xxi
Prefacep. xxiii
Prologuep. 1
Caruso and the Odor of Rosesp. 7
Barrymore Slept Herep. 12
Sullivan's Nightmarep. 14
The Nectar of Corruptionp. 21
The Banker and the Boyp. 29
Cook's Tour of a Cataclysmp. 32
The End of the Worldp. 37
Birth and Deathp. 44
The Miser and the Melting Potp. 49
The Accordion and the Copsp. 51
The Dishware and the Dragonsp. 56
The Crackle of Terrorp. 63
The Cruel Trapp. 69
Napoleon to the Rescuep. 72
Inoculating the Mayorp. 81
The Lord, the King, and the Executionersp. 89
Succumbing to Catastrophep. 94
The Puny Millionairesp. 99
Not Even the Dead Were Safep. 104
The Vengeful Demonsp. 108
The Tongue of a Poisonous Snakep. 115
The Angel and the Newbornp. 120
Criminals in Uniformp. 124
Bringing Out the Bestp. 136
The Case for the Firep. 141
A Proud Endingp. 147
Ravagement, Racism, and Ratsp. 151
The Persian Catp. 160
Black News and White Tailsp. 166
The Home Bank and the Burned Homep. 171
A Vow to Love and a Vow to Diep. 175
Misery, Murder, and Masteryp. 180
Running a Gauntletp. 186
From Prayer to Actionp. 190
Dynamite and Desperationp. 193
A Fruit Dish and a Cup of Teap. 201
The Lure of Rare Winep. 208
The Ghoulish Lionp. 212
The Deadline and the Doorknobp. 220
A Last Standp. 223
Rise from the Ruinsp. 228
Epiloguep. 248
Notesp. 257
Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 287
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