1906 1st ed San Francisco California Horror EARTHQUAKE Vesuvius Illustrated
1906 1st ed San Francisco California Horror EARTHQUAKE Vesuvius Illustrated The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18. Devastating fires broke out in the city that lasted for several days. As a result, about 3,000 people died and over 80% of San Francisco was destroyed. The earthquake and resulting fire are remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States alongside the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The death toll from the earthquake and resulting fire remains the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California’s history. We find this same first edition book for sale elsewhere for $400! This book contains numerous photographs inside the text and with the text. These illustrations display the wreckage and damage the earthquake caused to various downtown locations in San Francisco. Main author: Richard Linthicum; Trumbull White; Samuel Fallows Title: Complete story of the San Francisco horror : a comprehensive and connected account of the terrible tragedy that befell the people of our golden city–the metropolis of the Golden Gate, and the death and rain dealt many adjacent cities and surrounding country. Destroying earthquake comes without warning, in the early hours of the morning; immense structures topple and crumble; Great Leland Stanford University succumbs; water mains demolished and fire completes devastation; fighting fire with dynamite. Scenes of death and terror; thousands killed, maimed, or unaccounted for; tens of thousands without food or shelter; Martial Law declared; millions donated for relief; Congress makes an appopriation; sympathetic cititzens throughout the land untie their purse-strings to aid the suffering and destitute; property loss hundreds of millions; appalling stories by eye witnesses and survivors; the disaster as viewed by scientists, etc. Comprising also a vivid portrayal of the recent death-dealing eruption of Mt. Vesuvius by Richard Linthicum. Together with twelve descriptive chapters giving a graphic and detailed account of the most interesting and historic disasters of the past from ancient time to the present day by Trumbull White. Published: [San Francisco] : Hubert D. Russell, 1906. Language: English FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding Illustrations: 55 illustrations Pages: complete with all 408 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: [San Francisco] : Hubert D. Russell, 1906. Size: ~ 9.25in X 7in (23.5cm x 17.5cm) Photos available upon request. Codice inventario libreria ABE-17010592544
Titolo: 1906 1st ed San Francisco California Horror ...
Casa editrice: [San Francisco] : Hubert D. Russell, 1906.
Data di pubblicazione: 1906
Condizione libro: Very Good
Edizione: 1st Edition
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