The Great Fire

The Great Fire

Paperback - 2006
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The story of the fire of 1871 that almost completely destroyed the city of Chicago, Illinois.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Paperback Nonfiction, 2006, c1995.
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780756966324
0756966329
9780439203074
0439203074
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.

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This award winning book is thought to be the definitive guide to the Chicago Fire.


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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 burned over four square miles in 31 hours, making nearly 100,000 people homeless. Murphy uses first-person accounts of those who lived through the fire to bring those days to life, charting the spread of the fire, and recounting the mistakes that were made that allowed it to spread, and describing the atmosphere in the city.

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whiteshadow13 Apr 01, 2012

The story of the great Chicago fire in 1871, which damaged the city so severely that few people believed it could rise again.

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