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Gess and Lutz tell this story in a way to make the reader feel like he or she is present as each moment unfolds.
I would highly recommend reading this book, especially if you are into our histories of how communities come together in tragedy.
Since the great Chicago fire occured the same day, the Peshtigo conflagration has been overlooked in American history, until now.
Read this book because it is excellently written. The Peshtigo tragedy in depth - up close and personal. Read morePublished 4 months ago by jackeb53
"An old man of seventy-six thrashed on his cot after losing his wife, daughter, son, and eight grandchildren, crying out, 'Meine Frau, Meine Frau.'" (p. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mike DePue, OFS
Exceptionally well written tragedy. I would highly recommend reading this book, especially if you are into our histories of how communities come together in tragedy.Published 11 months ago by Kathleen
One of those little know but hard to resist stories. Captures what happened admirably. Give it a try and you will get to learn about the other big Midwest fire.Published 11 months ago by Bob HYN
It was an ok read but was at times a little unevenly constructed. Some of the facts are in error as written The authors state that the U.S. Read morePublished 12 months ago by JimmyLong
This is a gem. What a tragedy and almost unknown by everyone. Even though I live in Wisconsin I appreciated the detailed maps to comprehend the scope of the fire and tornado.Published 16 months ago by Roberta H. Matzke
knowing alittle about the area I found it very informative and interesting. Not one page of boardom.We view our forests differently todayPublished 21 months ago by debra wiertalla
The story of this fire, the biggest in American history, has not been given enough recognition in history. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mary Meulbroek