Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror eBook ç

Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror eBook ç

Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror [Download] ➶ Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror By Richard Linthicum – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery This book was converted of the PDF É from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


10 thoughts on “Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

  1. Beth Cato Beth Cato says:

    This book, published in 1906 just months after the earthquake and fire devastated San Francisco, chronicles what happened over those three days The last third or so of the book discusses other tectonic and volcanic disasters around the world both modern and historical, from the eruption of Vesuvius, to Sodom and Gomorrah, to Lisbon and beyond.I actually own a hardcover of this book that I purchased as a library discard around 1993 As a native Californian, I was very pleased to possess the book This book, published in 1906 just months after the earthquake and fire devastated San Francisco, chronicles what happened over those three days The last third or so of the book discusses other tectonic and volcanic disasters around the world both modern and historical, from the eruption of Vesuvius, to Sodom and Gomorrah, to Lisbon and beyond.I actually own a hardcover of this book that I purchased as a library discard around 1993 As a native Californian, I was very pleased to possess the book, but I never got around to reading it because of its condition The binding is weak, and evenit has a lovely yet fragile paper embellishment of Lady Liberty wrapped a cloak of sympathy around the shoulders of the weeping lady of San Francisco I didn t want to harm the book by reading it.However, for my recent research on the disaster of 1906, I wanted to read this material since it dated to the time This is where modern technology is awesome I found the text on Gutenberg for free, converted it to pdf, and read it with ease using the GoodReader app The application also enabled me to bookmark and highlight No worries of damaging my actual copy While The Complete Story was interesting, it was also hyperbolic to the extreme and very much a product of its time period I didn t get as much useful information out of it as I hoped The data is very redundant and not well edited you can tell it was rushed to print after the disaster Everything is sensational in a reality show sort of way It relishes in describing how people were crushed to death and how the bodies were robbed, but at the same time it s ridiculously effusive in its praise of those in command, such as the corrupt Mayor Schmitz, who ruled the city by graft and favored his rich handlers, even during the disaster It happily notes how the disaster brought together Italian, Jewish, Japanese and Chinese neighbors together, but in the chapter on Chinatown the racism oozes off the page and it practically celebrates the demise of such a den of sin.I did enjoy reading about the science of the time period A bit that was especially amusing read, The old theory that the very center of the earth is a molten mass is no longer held He asserts that the latest idea is that the center of the earth isrigid than glass, though less rigid than steel About this isor less molten matter, and over all the surface crust of the earth This molten matter causes the surface of the earth to give, or sag, and form what is called wrinkling When water comes in contact with the heated mass an explosion follows that finds its outlet through the places where there is least resistance, and the result is a volcano The book repeats this theory quite often, that volcanic eruptions are caused by water upon the leaking heat of the earth, causing something akin to a boiler explosion.I m still proud I own the book and pleased that I was finally able to read it, even if it s not a particularly good book by any standards


  2. Alicia Alicia says:

    Informative in a boosterish sort of way Published a few months after the 1906 earthquake, this collects first hand accounts and pictures of the event, packaged together with some suspect commentary on the science behind earthquakes and a long tangent about famous quakes and volcano eruptions around the world.


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