The History of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Horror the Complete Story by Charles Eugene Banks 1906

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Discover the gripping narrative of "The History of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Horror," a comprehensive account of one of the early 20th century's most devastating natural disasters. Published in 1906, this ornate hardcover edition presents an exhaustive exploration of the earthquake and fire that laid waste to San Francisco, complemented by 64 photographic illustrations that bring the tragedy to vivid life.


  • Title: The History of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Horror
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Publisher: C.E. Thomas
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 464
  • Dimensions: 10x7x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: wear on cover, yellowing and spotting, taped back page, as shown in the photos.

Five Key Elements:

  1. This book captures the horror and heroism witnessed during the catastrophic events of 1906, offering readers a detailed chronicle of the disaster.
  2. Providing an authentic window into the past, the book serves as a vital record of the impact of natural disasters on urban development and human resilience.
  3. Despite its age, the book's ornate hardcover and historical photographs preserve the memory of San Francisco's trial by fire and earthquake.
  4. An essential addition for historians, collectors, and those fascinated by disaster narratives, it enriches any collection with its detailed recounting and visual documentation.
  5. Step back in time to experience the dramatic events of 1906 in San Francisco through firsthand accounts and impactful photography, deepening your understanding of this pivotal moment in American history.

In Summation:

"The History of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Horror" stands as a profound testament to the strength and spirit of a city reborn from ashes. A crucial piece for those drawn to the lessons of history and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity.


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