Books tagged: conflagration

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The Great Portsmouth Christmas Fires
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Portsmouth, NH suffered a trio of devastating urban fires in the early 1800s. Collectively, they are known as the Great Portsmouth Christmas Fires because each one flared within three days of Christmas. This book identifies the sources of the three fires, describes the devastation they caused, and explains how they shaped modern Portsmouth. A walking tour through the rebuilt areas is included.
1872 Chicago Firefighter Directory
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science, Nonfiction » History » North America
I am publishing an 1872 Directory of Fireman for the City of Chicago. It includes railroads and Chicago businesses. I researched the book from the U.S. Business Directory of 1872, among other references. 1872 was the year after the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871. In this era firefighting was handled by steam engines. They were often pulled by teams of horses.
Early History of a Midwestern Fire Department, Vol I
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Early History of a Midwestern Fire Department, rooted in volunterism, grounded in tradition and matured by over a hundred and fifty years of blood sweat and tears. A story of hard work, heart break, and heroism told from the department's perspective.
Tempest of the Timber
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,050. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Most lumberjacks wanted what came in bottles and corsets in the nearest lumber town saloon, but Matthias Timmermann wanted out of the logging camps and into the arms of Annabella, a beautiful German girl working in a boarding house. On October 8, 1871, there was more than desire burning. The people of Peshtigo and the Sugar Bushes ran for the rivers and creeks trying to outrun the fire storm.
BATS IN THEIR BELFRY AS WELL AS . . . . .
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Tony and Mara worked and scrimped and saved. When derelict Oceanside Amusement Park was auctioned, they won the bid. For months they slaved, at last got the place into working shape. Now they could provide pleasure to those who'd visit -- especially the little kids. Mara could have no babies -- but with an amusement park she and Tony could have hundreds of kids in "their yard". Until . . .
Nate and Kelly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,880. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
1915. A businessman and a prostitute find love. And hate. An amazing, thrilling story for today, from a century ago, about the future of America. A love story intricately woven among historical facts.
The Burnt District
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
April 10, 1845: A monstrous fire rips through the city of Pittsburgh. The body of a young girl is found in the rubble. Alone in his belief that her death was not an accident, Constable John Parker sets out to find her killer. His search takes him throughout the city and its hinterland, but all answers lead him back to The Burnt District.
Burning Sands
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,220. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » History » War
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Before the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico all earth was threatened by the oil disaster in the Persian Gulf — over 700 oil wells were set on fire by Saddam Hussein. It was predicted it would take decades to extinguish them. This is the true story of the heroic men who set a world record in killing those wild wells in just five months and saved the earth from toxic fallout