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San Francisco Is Burning - The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires

Dennis Smith

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Description:

At 5:12 a.m. on the morning of April 18, 1906, San Francisco was struck by one of the worst earthquakes in history, instantly killing hundreds. The ensuing fires that ravaged the city for days were responsible for the deaths of as many as 3,000 more. In all, 522 blocks and 28,188 buildings were leveled, and some 200,000 people dislocated. This watershed event in American history has never before been told with the richness of historical detail and insight that our foremost historian of fire, Dennis Smith, brings to it in San Francisco Is Burning. Smith cinematically recounts this terrible tragedy through the stories of the people who lived through those terrible days-from a valiant naval officer who helped save the city's piers and wharves to Eugene Schmitz, the crooked mayor, to the "debonair scoundrel" Abe Ruef, the most erudite city boss in American history. Throughout, Smith reveals many unknown details about the event, from the city's great vulnerability to fire-due to its corrupt and hasty building practices-to the widespread racism the quake unleashed and the atrocities committed by national guardsmen. Told with verve and a seasoned firefighter's knowledge, San Francisco Is Burning is the gripping and definitive account of one of the greatest disasters of the twentieth century.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

12h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

12:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

31:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

15:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

23:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:25


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

11:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

13:40


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

15:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

21:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

11:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

10:46


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:04


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:02


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:51


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:41


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:54


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:09


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

11:32


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:13


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:51


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

12:44


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:43


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

16:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:22


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:39


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:38


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:48


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

15:53


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:54


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

28:27


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:10


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

00:28