Title: The Great Baltimore Fire
Publisher: Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
216 pages of text and photographs. Story of the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. Signed by author on ffep. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 005959
Synopsis: Early on the bitter cold morning of Sunday, February 7, 1904, a passerby on the nearly deserted streets of Baltimore’s business district noticed smoke coming from the fourth floor windows of the John E. Hurst & Co. building. Within hours steady, frigid winds had created a blaze that overwhelmed Baltimore’s firefighters and threatened the entire city. Although few died as a result of the flames, the heart of the city, its waterfront and business district — lay in ashes. The story of Baltimore’s trial by fire and ultimate resurgence is now freshly told for the first time in fifty years by Johns Hopkins scholar Peter B. Petersen.
About the Author: Dr. Pete Petersen is the senior professor of the business faculty at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University where he is an authority in the area of Crisis Management. Before a distinguished career in education he served for 26 years in the U.S. Army with two tours of duty in Vietnam.
Actor Ross Ballard is a practitioner professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies. He has performed on several dramatic audiobooks. He currently lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
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