Disasters and Heroic Rescues of California

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ISBN: 9780762738229

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From blizzards and earthquakes to floods and fires, California has seen its share of disasters in modern times. This book offers fascinating reading for anyone interested in real-life drama set in the Golden State. It's human nature to be fascinated by disasters - and uplifted by reports of heroic rescues More »

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ISBN: 9780762738229

From blizzards and earthquakes to floods and fires, California has seen its share of disasters in modern times. This book offers fascinating reading for anyone interested in real-life drama set in the Golden State. It's human nature to be fascinated by disasters - and uplifted by reports of heroic rescues and noble deeds in the face of such overwhelming circustances. This book includes nineteen such disasters, including: the Donner Party's tragic struggle to survive the winter of 1846-1847, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times building, the Jackson Argonaut Mine Fire of 1922, the wreck of seven destroyers in peacetime off Point Arguello in 1923 in heavy fog, the Crescent City tsunami of 1964, the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake during the World Series, and more.

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