In the early morning of April 18, 1906, the citizens of San Francisco woke to find their city crumbling around them. An earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale destroyed hundreds of buildings and went on to ignite rapidly spreading fires that left most of the city in ruins. As many as 10,000 people died in the catastrophe. From a young boy who searches through the rubble for his beloved classmate, to a betrothed couple separated on what was supposed to be their wedding day, to the merciless and little-known military dictatorship installed in the midst of chaos, Dan Kurzman brings to life this unparalleled event and its lingering effects.
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Book Description Harper Perennial, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: On the morning of April 18, 1906, an earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale ripped through sleeping San Francisco. At the Palace Hotel, opera star Enrico Caruso fled, half dressed, into the street; John Barrymore searched through the chaos for a bar where he could get a whiskey; orphans screamed for parents crushed to death in their beds. Drawing on contemporary reports and eye-witness accounts, Dan Kurzman captures the fear and madness that raged through a city reduced to rubble. But in this breathtaking pastiche of real-life tragedies, the author also records acts of extraordinary courage. As many as 10,000 people died in the quake and fires that followed, yet the rugged populace refused to quit the city, vowing instead to resurrect it from the ashes. Now, the past comes alive again in this unforgettable history, a masterful account of nature at its worst.and indomitable American spirit at its best. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060084324
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