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I love San Francisco and I am fascinated by historical accounts of great events.
Author Dennis Smith is a firefighting historian who here examines the fires which devastated 1906 San Francisco as much as the earthquake.
Anyone wanting to know what it was like day to day would enjoy the pages of this book.
I am in love with this book. Most all of Dennis Smith's facts are based on real people who survived and the history of the Great Quake and Fire is riviting. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carol Tigerman
A thrilling perspective - hard to imagine the devastation of an earthquake and fire like this without the help of firsthand accountsPublished 6 months ago by read&drawgramma
This was an extremely well written book providing some insights to the San Francisco earthquake that went far beyond the destruction caused during this event. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mike Callahan
This is not a book about the earthquake. While the quake is discussed, it is referenced as the trigger event for the book that follows. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Doug_SJ
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This an interesting, educational, important telling of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Read more
The various positive reviews of this book do a good job but I had a hard time following the story because there are no maps. Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by Robert Richardson
This book read too much like a soap opera. For a book that was supposed to be a new take on the disaster, it offered nothing new; too much time spent on the rampant political... Read morePublished on December 5, 2009 by Melissa
What an incrediable book. I have read it twice. Once for the story and again for all the history. Even if you aren't from "The City" you will will be completely surprized and... Read morePublished on October 30, 2008 by Cindy Luce
As others before me have stated, this is a well-written, engaging book, but dear me. His editor was out to lunch and his fact checker was just plain out of it. Read morePublished on October 14, 2008 by Buff Skidmark