A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

Simon Winchester


Unleashed via old geologic forces, a importance 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco within the early hours of April 18, 1906. lower than a minute later, the town lay in ruins. Bestselling writer Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling skills to this impressive occasion, exploring the mythical earthquake and fires that unfold horror throughout San Francisco and northerly California in 1906 in addition to its startling influence on American historical past and, simply as vital, what technological know-how has lately published concerning the attention-grabbing subterranean tactics that produced it—and very likely will reason it to strike again.

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