The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 (Great Historic Disasters)

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9780791096505: The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 (Great Historic Disasters)

This series tells the story of important historical disasters and explains their impact and the reforms they spurred. Each narrative begins with the historical context of the event, discusses the event in detail, the aftermath, and then analyses the way the disaster changed history and impacted the future.

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