The longest minute : the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906
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ix, 433 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-422) and index.
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"Matthew J. Davenport's The Longest Minute is the spellbinding true story of the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, and how a great earthquake sparked a devastating and preventable firestorm. At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck San Francisco, catching most of the city asleep. For approximately one minute, shockwaves buckled streets, shattered water mains, collapsed buildings, crushed hundreds of residents to death and trapped many alive. Fires ignited and blazed through dry wooden ruins and grew into a firestorm. For the next three days, flames devoured collapsed ruins, killed trapped survivors, and nearly destroyed what was then the largest city in the American West. Meticulously researched and gracefully written, The Longest Minute is both a harrowing chronicle of devastation and the portrait of a city's resilience in the burning aftermath of greed and folly. Drawing on the letters and diaries and unpublished memoirs of survivors and previously unearthed archival records, Matthew Davenport combines history and science to tell the dramatic true story of one of the greatest disasters in American history"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Davenport, M. J. (2023). The longest minute: the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 (First edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Davenport, Matthew J.. 2023. The Longest Minute: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Davenport, Matthew J.. The Longest Minute: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 St. Martin's Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Davenport, Matthew J.. The Longest Minute: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 First edition., St. Martin's Press, 2023.

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