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Fighting Fire!

Ten of the Deadliest Fires in American History and How We Fought Them
Cooper, Michael L. (Book - 2014)
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"Fighting Fire! brings to life ten of the deadliest infernos this nation has ever endured: the great fires of Boston, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco, the disasters of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, the General Slocum, and the Cocoanut Grove nightclub, the wildfire of Witch Creek in San Diego County, and the catastrophe of 9/11. Each blaze led to new firefighting techniques and technologies, yet the struggle against fires continues to this day. With historical images and a fast-paced text, this is both an exciting look at firefighting history and a celebration of the human spirit"-- "From colonial times to the modern day, two things have remained constant in American history: the destructive power of fires and the bravery of those who fight them. Fighting Fire! brings to life ten of the deadliest infernos this nation has ever endured: the great fires of Boston, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco, the disasters of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, the General Slocum, and the Cocoanut Grove nightclub, the wildfire of Witch Creek in San Diego County, and the catastrophe of 9/11. Each blaze led to new firefighting techniques and technologies, yet the struggle against fires continues to this day. With historical images and a fast-paced text, this is both an exciting look at firefighting history and a celebration of the human spirit"--
Authors: Cooper, Michael L., 1950-
Title: Fighting fire!
ten of the deadliest fires in American history and how we fought them
Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, 2014.
Edition: First Edition.
Characteristics: 215 pages :,illustrations, map ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Colonial America's biggest fire : Boston, 1760
A terrible torrent of fire : New York, 1835
America's most famous fire : Chicago, 1871
New century, old problem : Baltimore, 1904
Fire on the water : New York, 1904
America's last great urban fire : San Francisco, 1906
Deadly workplace fire : New York, 1911
Nightclub tragedy : Boston, 1942
9/11 : fire in the sky : New York, 2001
Wildfire : San Diego County, 2007
Fire engines in American history
Fire museums to visit.
Summary: "Fighting Fire! brings to life ten of the deadliest infernos this nation has ever endured: the great fires of Boston, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco, the disasters of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, the General Slocum, and the Cocoanut Grove nightclub, the wildfire of Witch Creek in San Diego County, and the catastrophe of 9/11. Each blaze led to new firefighting techniques and technologies, yet the struggle against fires continues to this day. With historical images and a fast-paced text, this is both an exciting look at firefighting history and a celebration of the human spirit"--
"From colonial times to the modern day, two things have remained constant in American history: the destructive power of fires and the bravery of those who fight them. Fighting Fire! brings to life ten of the deadliest infernos this nation has ever endured: the great fires of Boston, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco, the disasters of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, the General Slocum, and the Cocoanut Grove nightclub, the wildfire of Witch Creek in San Diego County, and the catastrophe of 9/11. Each blaze led to new firefighting techniques and technologies, yet the struggle against fires continues to this day. With historical images and a fast-paced text, this is both an exciting look at firefighting history and a celebration of the human spirit"--
Local Note: 6 15 33 53 73 74 80 118 148 149 151 152 226 231 242 243 245
ISBN: 0805097147
9780805097146
Statement of Responsibility: Michael L. Cooper
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-207) and index.
Subject Headings: Fires. Fire extinction. Fire extinction United States History Juvenile literature.
Topical Term: Fires.
Fire extinction.
Fire extinction
LCCN: 2013043580
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