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Brennan, Kristine

Published by Chelsea House Publications (2002)

ISBN 10: 0791067408 ISBN 13: 9780791067406

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About this Item: Chelsea House Publications, 2002. Condition: Good. Library Binding. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9823737

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Brennan, Kristine

Published by Chelsea House Publications (2002)

ISBN 10: 0791067408 ISBN 13: 9780791067406

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About this Item: Chelsea House Publications, 2002. Condition: Good. Library Binding. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP69480092

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Lester, Paul,Spillane, Richard

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. This is a reprint of the original work published in 1900. We are professionally publishing these works using the classic text and artwork. The content of this print on demand book has not been changed. The book is printed in black and white. Illustrations if any are also in black and white. Re-sized. Sewn perfect bound for longer life. Fold-outs if any not included. This is a reprint of a very old book so there might be some imperfections like blurred pages poor images or missing pages which we were not able to remove. If the book is a multi volume set then this is only a single volume. We are proud to offer numerous titles all at incredible prices with worldwide delivery to over 100 countries. Printed on acid free paper. The image if shown any is for reference only so that you can be sure of the book title before buying. Original Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Providence Pub. Co. Language: eng Pages: 222. Seller Inventory # S990001309715

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. This is a reprint of the original work published in . We are professionally publishing these works using the classic text and artwork. The content of this print on demand book has not been changed. The book is printed in black and white. Illustrations if any are also in black and white. Re-sized. Sewn perfect bound for longer life. Fold-outs if any not included. This is a reprint of a very old book so there might be some imperfections like blurred pages poor images or missing pages which we were not able to remove. If the book is a multi volume set then this is only a single volume. We are proud to offer numerous titles all at incredible prices with worldwide delivery to over 100 countries. Printed on acid free paper. The image if shown any is for reference only so that you can be sure of the book title before buying. Original Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Providence Pub. Co. Language: eng Pages: 224. Seller Inventory # S990001309714

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Lester, Paul,Spillane, Richard

Published by ReInk Books (2018)

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2018. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1900 edition. Language: eng. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Original Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Providence Pub. Co. 222 pages. Seller Inventory # 457917032

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Spillane, Richard

Published by ReInk Books (2018)

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2018. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from edition. Language: eng. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Original Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Providence Pub. Co. 224 pages. Seller Inventory # 457917031

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Paul Lester

Published by Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated

ISBN 10: 1565547845 ISBN 13: 9781565547841

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About this Item: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1565547845I3N00

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Paul Lester

Published by Pelican Publishing (2000)

ISBN 10: 1565547845 ISBN 13: 9781565547841

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About this Item: Pelican Publishing, 2000. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. VG SOFTCOVER,minor cover edge scuffs,else clean/unmarked NICE COPY,TEX. Seller Inventory # 9221825

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Lester, Paul

Published by Pelican Publishing (2000)

ISBN 10: 1565547845 ISBN 13: 9781565547841

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About this Item: Pelican Publishing, 2000. Paperback. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_229634988

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Kristine Brennan

Published by Chelsea House Pub (2002)

ISBN 10: 0791067408 ISBN 13: 9780791067406

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About this Item: Chelsea House Pub, 2002. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0791067408-2-4

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Kristine Brennan

Published by Chelsea House Pub (L) (2002)

ISBN 10: 0791067408 ISBN 13: 9780791067406

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About this Item: Chelsea House Pub (L), 2002. Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0791067408

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Lester, Paul

Published by Pelican Publishing (2000)

ISBN 10: 1565547845 ISBN 13: 9781565547841

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About this Item: Pelican Publishing, 2000. Paperback. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_236930374

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Lester, Paul

Published by Pelican Publishing (2000)

ISBN 10: 1565547845 ISBN 13: 9781565547841

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About this Item: Pelican Publishing, 2000. Softcover. Condition: Good. Good softcover. Cover shows some wear. Pages are clean with some having creases. book. Seller Inventory # 083118bc13

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Lester, Paul

Published by Forgotten Books 7/11/2017 (2017)

ISBN 10: 1333858388 ISBN 13: 9781333858384

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About this Item: Forgotten Books 7/11/2017, 2017. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Great Galveston Disaster: Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times; Including Vivid Descriptions o. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781333858384

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Charles River Editors

Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (2016)

ISBN 10: 1539875768 ISBN 13: 9781539875765

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781539875765

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Lester, Paul. [from old catalog],Spillane, Richard. [from old catalog]

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. This is a reprint of the original work published in 1900. We are professionally publishing these works using the classic text and artwork. The content of this print on demand book has not been changed. The book is printed in black and white. Illustrations if any are also in black and white. Re-sized. Sewn perfect bound for longer life. Fold-outs if any not included. This is a reprint of a very old book so there might be some imperfections like blurred pages poor images or missing pages which we were not able to remove. If the book is a multi volume set then this is only a single volume. We are proud to offer numerous titles all at incredible prices with worldwide delivery to over 100 countries. Printed on acid free paper. The image if shown any is for reference only so that you can be sure of the book title before buying. Original Publisher: [Galveston? Language: eng Pages: 578. Seller Inventory # S990002636577

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. 578 Lang: - eng, Pages 578, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1900]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # PB1111000279032

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About this Item: Forgotten Books, United States, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Excerpt from The Great Galveston Disaster: Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times; Including Vivid Descriptions of the Hurricane and Terrible Rush of Waters; Immense Destruction of Dwellings, Business Houses, Churches Heroic efforts to save human life. The world shocked by the appalling news. Such is the thrilling story of the Galveston ?ood, and in this volume it'is told with wonderful power and effect. There have been many disasters by storm and ?ood in modern times, but none to equal this. In the brief space of twelve hours more persons lost their lives than were killed during a year of the war between the British and the Boers or during a year and a half of our war in the Philippines. The calamity came suddenly. Galveston was not aware of its impending fate. News of an approaching cyclone produced no alarm. Suddenly word was sent that the hurricane was bending from its usual course and might strike the city. Even then there was no sudden fear, no hurrying to escape, no thought of swift destruction. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, the city waked up to the awful fact that it was to be engulfed by a tidal wave, and buried in the ?ood of waters. The news of the overwhelming disaster came as a shock to people everywhere. Bulletin boards in all our cities were sur rounded by eager crowds to obtain the latest reports. Many who had friends in the stricken city were kept in suspense respecting their fate. With bated breath was the terrible calamity talked about, and in every part of our country committees of relief were immediately formed. The magnitude of the disaster grew from day to day. Every fresh report added to the intelligence already received, and it was made clear that a large part of the city of Gal veston, with its inhabitants, had been swept out of existence. This work furnishes a striking description of a great city of the dead. It depicts the terrible scenes that followed the calamity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # APC9781333858384

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. 606 Lang: - eng, Pages 606, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1900]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # PB1111008494438

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. 610 Lang: - eng, Pages 610, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1900]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # PB1111001325098

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. This is a reprint of the original work published in 1900. We are professionally publishing these works using the classic text and artwork. The content of this print on demand book has not been changed. The book is printed in black and white. Illustrations if any are also in black and white. Re-sized. Sewn perfect bound for longer life. Fold-outs if any not included. This is a reprint of a very old book so there might be some imperfections like blurred pages poor images or missing pages which we were not able to remove. If the book is a multi volume set then this is only a single volume. We are proud to offer numerous titles all at incredible prices with worldwide delivery to over 100 countries. Printed on acid free paper. The image if shown any is for reference only so that you can be sure of the book title before buying. Original Publisher: [Galveston? Language: eng Pages: 610. Seller Inventory # S990002636578

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Charles River Editors

Published by CreateSpace Independent Publis (2018)

ISBN 10: 1539875768 ISBN 13: 9781539875765

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About this Item: CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1539875768

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. This is a reprint of the original work published in 1900. We are professionally publishing these works using the classic text and artwork. The content of this print on demand book has not been changed. The book is printed in black and white. Illustrations if any are also in black and white. Re-sized. Sewn perfect bound for longer life. Fold-outs if any not included. This is a reprint of a very old book so there might be some imperfections like blurred pages poor images or missing pages which we were not able to remove. If the book is a multi volume set then this is only a single volume. We are proud to offer numerous titles all at incredible prices with worldwide delivery to over 100 countries. Printed on acid free paper. The image if shown any is for reference only so that you can be sure of the book title before buying. Original Publisher: St. John, N.B. : R.A.H. Marrow Language: eng Pages: 622. Seller Inventory # S990002636576

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Lester, Paul

Published by International Pub Co (1900)

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About this Item: International Pub Co, 1900. Hardcover. Condition: Good+. Seller Inventory # 391059

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. 622 Lang: - eng, Pages 622, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1900]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # PB1111001705279

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Charles River Editors

Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States (2016)

ISBN 10: 1539875768 ISBN 13: 9781539875765

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. *Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts of the disasters*Includes a bibliography for further readingIt had taken about 40 years for Chicago to grow from a small settlement of about 300 people into a thriving metropolis with a population of 300,000, but in just two days in 1871, much of that progress was burned to the ground. In arguably the most famous fire in American history, a blaze in the southwestern section of Chicago began to burn out of control on the night of October 8, 1871. Thanks to The Chicago Tribune, the fire has been apocryphally credited to a cow kicking over a lantern in Mrs. Catherine O’Leary’s barn, and though that was not true, the rumor dogged Mrs. O’Leary to the grave. Although floods rarely get as much coverage as other kinds of natural disasters like volcanic explosions, the Johnstown Flood of 1889 has remained an exception due to the sheer destruction and magnitude of the disaster. On May 31, 1889, Johnstown became a casualty of a combination of heavy rains and the failure of the South Fork Dam to stem the rising water levels of Lake Conemaugh about 15 miles away. The flood ultimately resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 people and destroyed thousands of buildings, wreaking damages estimated to be the equivalent of nearly half a billion dollars today. As bad as Hurricane Katrina was, the hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900 killed several times more people, with an estimated death toll between 6,000-12,000 people. Prior to advanced communications, few people knew about impending hurricanes except those closest to the site, and in the days before television, or even radio, catastrophic descriptions were merely recorded on paper, limiting an understanding of the immediate impact. The second deadliest hurricane in American history claimed 2,500 lives, so it’s altogether possible that the Galveston hurricane killed over 4 times more than the next deadliest in the U.S. To this day, it remains the country’s deadliest natural disaster. On April 18, 1906, most of the residents of the city of San Francisco were sound asleep when the ground started to shake around 5:15 a.m., but what started as fairly soft tremors turned into a violent shaking in all directions. The roar of the earthquake unquestionably woke up residents, at least those fortunate enough not to be immediately swallowed by the cracks opening up in the ground. The earthquake lasted about a minute, but it had enough destructive force to divert the course of entire rivers and level much of the 9th largest city in America at the time. Although the resulting fires may have done the most damage, the widespread destruction made clear to city leaders that the new buildings would need better safety codes and protection against subsequent earthquakes. Given the lack of warning and the lack of technology in the early 20th century, it was inevitable that a Category 5 hurricane wrought almost inconceivable destruction in 1928 as it made landfall in Florida with winds at nearly 150 miles per hour. And in addition to the powerful storm itself, the flooding of Lake Okeechobee, the 7th largest freshwater lake in the country, exacerbated the damage by spilling across several hundred square miles, which were covered in up to 20 feet of water in some places. Most hurricanes of the 21st century take fewer lives than a serious highway accident. As such, the world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans in August 2005, and the calamity seemed all the worse because many felt that technology had advanced far enough to prevent such tragedies, whether through advanced warning or engineering. Spawning off the Bahamian coast that month, Katrina quickly grew to be one of the deadliest natural disasters in American history, killing more than 1,800 people and flooding a heavy majority of one of America’s most famous cities. Seller Inventory # APC9781539875765

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Charles River Editors

Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States (2016)

ISBN 10: 1539875768 ISBN 13: 9781539875765

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts of the disasters*Includes a bibliography for further readingIt had taken about 40 years for Chicago to grow from a small settlement of about 300 people into a thriving metropolis with a population of 300,000, but in just two days in 1871, much of that progress was burned to the ground. In arguably the most famous fire in American history, a blaze in the southwestern section of Chicago began to burn out of control on the night of October 8, 1871. Thanks to The Chicago Tribune, the fire has been apocryphally credited to a cow kicking over a lantern in Mrs. Catherine O’Leary’s barn, and though that was not true, the rumor dogged Mrs. O’Leary to the grave. Although floods rarely get as much coverage as other kinds of natural disasters like volcanic explosions, the Johnstown Flood of 1889 has remained an exception due to the sheer destruction and magnitude of the disaster. On May 31, 1889, Johnstown became a casualty of a combination of heavy rains and the failure of the South Fork Dam to stem the rising water levels of Lake Conemaugh about 15 miles away. The flood ultimately resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 people and destroyed thousands of buildings, wreaking damages estimated to be the equivalent of nearly half a billion dollars today. As bad as Hurricane Katrina was, the hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900 killed several times more people, with an estimated death toll between 6,000-12,000 people. Prior to advanced communications, few people knew about impending hurricanes except those closest to the site, and in the days before television, or even radio, catastrophic descriptions were merely recorded on paper, limiting an understanding of the immediate impact. The second deadliest hurricane in American history claimed 2,500 lives, so it’s altogether possible that the Galveston hurricane killed over 4 times more than the next deadliest in the U.S. To this day, it remains the country’s deadliest natural disaster. On April 18, 1906, most of the residents of the city of San Francisco were sound asleep when the ground started to shake around 5:15 a.m., but what started as fairly soft tremors turned into a violent shaking in all directions. The roar of the earthquake unquestionably woke up residents, at least those fortunate enough not to be immediately swallowed by the cracks opening up in the ground. The earthquake lasted about a minute, but it had enough destructive force to divert the course of entire rivers and level much of the 9th largest city in America at the time. Although the resulting fires may have done the most damage, the widespread destruction made clear to city leaders that the new buildings would need better safety codes and protection against subsequent earthquakes. Given the lack of warning and the lack of technology in the early 20th century, it was inevitable that a Category 5 hurricane wrought almost inconceivable destruction in 1928 as it made landfall in Florida with winds at nearly 150 miles per hour. And in addition to the powerful storm itself, the flooding of Lake Okeechobee, the 7th largest freshwater lake in the country, exacerbated the damage by spilling across several hundred square miles, which were covered in up to 20 feet of water in some places. Most hurricanes of the 21st century take fewer lives than a serious highway accident. As such, the world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans in August 2005, and the calamity seemed all the worse because many felt that technology had advanced far enough to prevent such tragedies, whether through advanced warning or engineering. Spawning off the Bahamian coast that month, Katrina quickly grew to be one of the deadliest natural disasters in American history, killing more than 1,800 people and flooding a heavy majority of one of America’s most famous cities. Seller Inventory # APC9781539875765

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About this Item: Forgotten Books, United States, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Excerpt from The Great Galveston Disaster: Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times; Including Vivid Descriptions of the Hurricane and Terrible Rush of Waters; Immense Destruction of Dwellings, Business Houses, Churches Heroic efforts to save human life. The world shocked by the appalling news. Such is the thrilling story of the Galveston ?ood, and in this volume it'is told with wonderful power and effect. There have been many disasters by storm and ?ood in modern times, but none to equal this. In the brief space of twelve hours more persons lost their lives than were killed during a year of the war between the British and the Boers or during a year and a half of our war in the Philippines. The calamity came suddenly. Galveston was not aware of its impending fate. News of an approaching cyclone produced no alarm. Suddenly word was sent that the hurricane was bending from its usual course and might strike the city. Even then there was no sudden fear, no hurrying to escape, no thought of swift destruction. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, the city waked up to the awful fact that it was to be engulfed by a tidal wave, and buried in the ?ood of waters. The news of the overwhelming disaster came as a shock to people everywhere. Bulletin boards in all our cities were sur rounded by eager crowds to obtain the latest reports. Many who had friends in the stricken city were kept in suspense respecting their fate. With bated breath was the terrible calamity talked about, and in every part of our country committees of relief were immediately formed. The magnitude of the disaster grew from day to day. Every fresh report added to the intelligence already received, and it was made clear that a large part of the city of Gal veston, with its inhabitants, had been swept out of existence. This work furnishes a striking description of a great city of the dead. It depicts the terrible scenes that followed the calamity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # APC9781333858384

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Brennan, Kristine

Published by Chelsea House Publications (2002)

ISBN 10: 0791067408 ISBN 13: 9780791067406

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