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A Most Dreadful Earthquake -- A First-Hand Account of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire -- with Glimpses into the Lives of the Phillips-Jones Letter Writers Paperback – February 17, 2013
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"Sarah E. Phillips is a superb story teller. Thankfully Dorothy Fowler...a good editor, has let Sarah speak for herself." --William M. Fowler Jr. Massachusetts Historical Society; Consulting Editor, New England Quarterly
"Dorothy Fowler's brilliant detective work in discovering the identities of the letter writers also makes for fascinating reading." --Charles A. Fracchia, Founder and President Emeritus, San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
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Founded in February 1898 in San Francisco, California Genealogical Society and Library, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that seeks to aid, educate and encourageresearch in family history, is presently located in Oakland, California.
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Additionally, if you're interested, you'll find the book includes great research techniques -- this is a model on how to do serious genealogy and historical research. The third section, Lives of the Letter Writers, provides the research into who these folks were and helps create depth in the characters. The reader truly cares about them. But Ms. Fowler also describes her research path. It held some great tips for me.
A Most Dreadful Earthquake is definitely worth reading.