A detailed account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake reveals how hasty and corrupt construction practices made the city more vulnerable to damage and relates the experiences of such survivors as a naval officer who helped save the city's piers and wharves, unscrupulous mayor Eugene Schmitz, and erudite city boss Abe Ruef. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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—The Washington Post
"So riveting it is enraging...[Smith’s] message is the one that matters most."
—San Francisco Chronicle
"A finely woven human story of tragedy, death, heroism and blunder...This book is an eye-opener in many ways, and a good read, to boot."
—The Associated Press
DENNIS SMITH, a former New York City firefighter, is the founding editor of Firehouse Magazine and the bestselling author of eleven books, including Report from Ground Zero, Report from Engine Co.82, and A Song for Mary. He is currently chairman of First Responders Financial Company.
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