Firestorm at Peshtigo : a town, its people, and the deadliest fire in American history
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A riveting account of a monster firestorm -- the rarest kind of catastrophic fire -- and the extraordinary people who survived its wrath.On October 8, 1871 -- the same night as the Great Chicago Fire -- an even deadlier conflagration was sweeping through the lumber town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, 260 miles north of Chicago. The five-mile-wide wall of flames, borne on tornado-force winds of 100 miles per hour, tore across more than 2,400 square miles of land, obliterating Peshtigo in less than one hour and killing more than 2,000 people.Firestorm at Peshtigo places the reader at the center of the blow-out. Through accounts of newspaper publishers Luther Noyes and Franklin Tilton, lumber baron Isaac Stephenson, parish priest Father Peter Pernin, and meteorologist Increase Lapham -- the only person who understood the unusual and dangerous nature of this fire -- Denise Gess and William Lutz re-create the story of the people, the politics, and the place behind this monumental natural disaster, delivering it from the lost annals of American history.Drawn from survivors' letters, diaries, interviews, and local newspapers, Firestorm at Peshtigo tells the human story behind America's deadliest wildfire.
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First edition.
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xiv, 267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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English
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0805067809, 9780805067804, 9780805072938, 0805072934

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Documents the conflagration that swept through Peshtigo, Wisconsin, on October 8, 1871--the same night as the Great Chicago Fire--incinerating more than 2,400 square miles of land and killing more than two thousand people.
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Gess, D., & Lutz, W. (2002). Firestorm at Peshtigo: a town, its people, and the deadliest fire in American history. First edition. New York: H. Holt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gess, Denise and William. Lutz. 2002. Firestorm At Peshtigo: A Town, Its People, and the Deadliest Fire in American History. New York: H. Holt.

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Gess, Denise and William. Lutz, Firestorm At Peshtigo: A Town, Its People, and the Deadliest Fire in American History. New York: H. Holt, 2002.

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Gess, Denise., and William Lutz. Firestorm At Peshtigo: A Town, Its People, and the Deadliest Fire in American History. First edition. New York: H. Holt, 2002. Print.

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