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Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

  • Author: Richard Linthicum
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 146555033X
  • Category: Disasters
  • Page: 408
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Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror, 1906

Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror, 1906

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Book Tree
  • ISBN: 9781585092215
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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Today there is no one left alive who experienced the great San Francisco quake in in 1906. That is why it is important to tell the story. Many recall the terrible quake there in 1989, which caused a rupture in the earth of 25 miles and measured about 7.0 on the Richter scale. The 1906 quake had a rupture of 290 miles and was estimated at 7.8 and, by some, up to 8.3 on the Richter scale. It released 16 times the amount of energy as the 1989 quake (at a minimum). It boggles the mind to imagine what it was like near the epicenter. This is the story of what it was liketold by the survivors, rescuers and eyewitnesses to the immense power, and terror, that was unleashed on that day.

Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

  • Author: Richard Linthicum,Trumbull White
  • Publisher: Chicago? c1906
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Disasters
  • Page: 408
  • View: 9968
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Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

  • Author: Richard Linthicum
  • Publisher: Chicago? c1906
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Disasters
  • Page: 408
  • View: 2903
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Oströmische Plastik der theodosianischen Zeit

Oströmische Plastik der theodosianischen Zeit

  • Author: Johannes Kollwitz
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 9783110049985
  • Category: Sculpture, Byzantine
  • Page: 206
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Disasters and the American State

Disasters and the American State

How Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Public Prepare for the Unexpected

  • Author: Patrick S. Roberts
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107025869
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Politicians and bureaucrats claim credit for the federal government's successes in preparing for and responding to disaster, and they are also blamed for failures outside of government's control. New interventions have created precedents and established organizations and administrative cultures that accumulated over time and produced a trend in which citizens, politicians, and bureaucrats expect the government to provide more security from more kinds of disasters. Despite the rhetoric, however, the federal government's increasingly bold claims and heightened public expectations are disproportionate to the ability of the federal government to prevent or reduce the damage caused by disaster.

1906

1906

Three Accounts of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and the Events That Followed

  • Author: Charles Morris,James B. Stetson,Trumbull White
  • Publisher: Golgotha Press
  • ISBN: 162107076X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was one of the destructive earthquakes ever recorded. Over 3,000 died; over 225,000 were left homeless; over 25,000 buildings were destroyed. The cost of loss was more than 400 million. This is an anthology of three different accounts of the tragic events that followed. It contains the following works: *The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake by Charles Morris *San Francisco During the Eventful Days of April, 1906 by James B. Stetson *Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Trumbull White The events of that day and what happened after is being adapted into a film directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission Impossible 4, and The Iron Giant) and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen

  • Author: Ellen Datlow
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications
  • ISBN: 1616961686
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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The credits have rolled, but the lights are still off. Something is lurking on the other side of the screen. There are dark secrets, starving monsters, and haunted survivors who refuse to be left on the cutting room floor. But that’s okay, right? After all, everybody loves the movies.... Here are twenty-three terrifying tales, dark reflections of the silver screen from both sides of the camera. James Dean gets a second chance at life—and death. The Wicked Witch is out of Oz, and she's made some very unlucky friends. When God decides reality needs an editor, what—and who—gets cut? These award-winning, bestselling authors will take you to the darkest depths of the theater and beyond.

The Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson

The Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Nineteen Other Tales

  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • ISBN: 0307796841
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 880
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The complexity and range of Robert Louis Stevenson’s short fiction reveals his genius perhaps more than any other medium. Here, leading Stevenson scholar Barry Menikoff arranges and introduces the complete selection of Stevenson’s brilliant stories, including the famed masterpiece Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as “The Beach of Falesá” and Stevenson’s previously uncollected stories. Arthur Conan Doyle has written that “[Stevenson’s] short stories are certain to retain their position in English literature. His serious rivals are few indeed.” This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes explanatory notes, a Scots’ Glossary, and a unique appendix dedicated to Stevenson’s influence on the Oxford English Dictionary. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce

The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce

  • Author: Ambrose Bierce
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803260719
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 496
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Treasury of ninety-three short works includes horror stories, realistic narratives of war, and tall tales of the old West

Echo of Fear

Echo of Fear

A Paul Cameron Mystery

  • Author: Wade Wright
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1605430404
  • Category:
  • Page: 212
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The Vampire Book

The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead

  • Author: J Gordon Melton
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • ISBN: 1578593506
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 944
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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Endangered Dreams

Endangered Dreams

The Great Depression in California

  • Author: Kevin Starr
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199923566
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
  • View: 1369
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California, Wallace Stegner observed, is like the rest of the United States, only more so. Indeed, the Golden State has always seemed to be a place where the hopes and fears of the American dream have been played out in a bigger and bolder way. And no one has done more to capture this epic story than Kevin Starr, in his acclaimed series of gripping social and cultural histories. Now Starr carries his account into the 1930s, when the political extremes that threatened so much of the Depression-ravaged world--fascism and communism--loomed large across the California landscape. In Endangered Dreams, Starr paints a portrait that is both detailed and panoramic, offering a vivid look at the personalities and events that shaped a decade of explosive tension. He begins with the rise of radicalism on the Pacific Coast, which erupted when the Great Depression swept over California in the 1930s. Starr captures the triumphs and tumult of the great agricultural strikes in the Imperial Valley, the San Joaquin Valley, Stockton, and Salinas, identifying the crucial role played by Communist organizers; he also shows how, after some successes, the Communists disbanded their unions on direct orders of the Comintern in 1935. The highpoint of social conflict, however, was 1934, the year of the coastwide maritime strike, and here Starr's narrative talents are at their best, as he brings to life the astonishing general strike that took control of San Francisco, where workers led by charismatic longshoreman Harry Bridges mounted the barricades to stand off National Guardsmen. That same year socialist Upton Sinclair won the Democratic nomination for governor, and he launched his dramatic End Poverty in California (EPIC) campaign. In the end, however, these challenges galvanized the Right in a corporate, legal, and vigilante counterattack that crushed both organized labor and Sinclair. And yet, the Depression also brought out the finest in Californians: state Democrats fought for a local New Deal; California natives helped care for more than a million impoverished migrants through public and private programs; artists movingly documented the impact of the Depression; and an unprecedented program of public works (capped by the Golden Gate Bridge) made the California we know today possible. In capturing the powerful forces that swept the state during the 1930s--radicalism, repression, construction, and artistic expression--Starr weaves an insightful analysis into his narrative fabric. Out of a shattered decade of economic and social dislocation, he constructs a coherent whole and a mirror for understanding our own time.

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Seismological Research Letters

Seismological Research Letters

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Earthquakes
  • Page: N.A
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Die For Me

Die For Me

The Terrifying True Story of the Charles Ng/Leonard Lake Torture Murders

  • Author: Don Lasseter
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • ISBN: 0786037938
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 432
  • View: 2567
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A chilling chapter in California crime history: the story of two notorious serial killers and the sensational trial that horrified the nation. In 1985, two men were caught shoplifting in San Francisco. Charles Ng escaped, but Leonard Lake aroused suspicion—he was carrying someone else’s driver’s license. Four days after police took him into custody, Lake killed himself by swallowing a cyanide pill he had hidden in his clothes. Ng, meanwhile, had fled to Canada. Police traced the car Lake was driving to a man who had disappeared a year earlier. They then followed a trail of evidence to a remote property in the Sierra Nevada foothills. What they found there shocked even seasoned veterans of the force. Inspired by John Fowles’s novel The Collector, Lake and Ng had turned a hidden concrete bunker into a grisly den, where the two had indulged in an orgy of sex crimes, torture, and murder that claimed at least sixteen victims. Police found forty pounds of bones from men, women, and children buried in a nearby plot—and videotapes the killers had made of their unspeakable acts. In Die for Me, true crime master Don Lasseter recounts the events surrounding their sensational crimes and capture, bringing readers face-to-face with pure evil.

I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie

I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie

  • Author: Roger Ebert
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • ISBN: 0740792482
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 400
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Roger Ebert awards at least two out of four stars to most of the more than 150 movies he reviews each year. But when the noted film critic does pan a movie, the result is a humorous, scathing critique far more entertaining than the movie itself. I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a collection of more than 200 of Ebert's most biting and entertaining reviews of films receiving a mere star or less from the only film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize. Ebert has no patience for these atrocious movies and minces no words in skewering the offenders. Witness: Armageddon * (1998) --The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense, and the human desire to be entertained. No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out. The Beverly Hillbillies* (1993)--Imagine the dumbest half-hour sitcom you've ever seen, spin it out to ninety-three minutes by making it even more thin and shallow, and you have this movie. It's appalling. North no stars (1994)--I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it. Police Academy no stars (1984)--It's so bad, maybe you should pool your money and draw straws and send one of the guys off to rent it so that in the future, whenever you think you're sitting through a bad comedy, he could shake his head, chuckle tolerantly, and explain that you don't know what bad is. Dear God * (1996)--Dear God is the kind of movie where you walk out repeating the title, but not with a smile. The movies reviewed within I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie are motion pictures you'll want to distance yourself from, but Roger Ebert's creative and comical musings on those films make for a book no movie fan should miss.

The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

  • Author: Logan Marshall
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3954272261
  • Category:
  • Page: 220
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Only a few weeks after the sinking of the Titanic, Marshall Logan was the first author to publish an account of the tragic event. His book contains plenty of information that has become forgotten over the last hundred years and provides a very detailed insight into the shipwreck. Most remarkable about Logan's work is its focus on personal stories of the Titanic's passengers. Told by those who survived, the history of the Titanic is most authentic and absorbing, even for contemporary readers. Reprint of the original edition.

Newsletter

Newsletter

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

An Illustrated A to Z

  • Author: Peter Nicholls
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science fiction
  • Page: 672
  • View: 5380
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