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The burning of the world : the Great Chicago Fire and the war for a city's soul

text The burning of the world : the Great Chicago Fire and the war for a city's soul

Summary
"In the fall of 1871, Chicagoans knew they were due for the "big one" -- a massive, uncontrollable fire that would decimate the city. It had been bone-dry for months, and a recent string of blazes had nearly outstripped the fire department's alrea... Read more
Contents

Prologue -- Fire -- Flight -- Aftermath -- Election -- Inquest -- Soup -- Beer -- Fire.

Format
text
Description
xx, 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Publisher
Pantheon Books 2023

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