In the wake of San Francisco's 1906 catastrophe, an enterprising publisher dispatched a reporter to obtain firsthand accounts from survivors. Thirty-five original full-page illustrations enhance these narratives, which trace the chain of events from the initial earthquake and fire to the subsequent plight of the homeless and the colossal task of rebuilding. Includes 35 illustrations.
A journalist, novelist, and author of popular historical texts, Charles Morris (1833-1922) began his career as a professor at Philadelphia's Academy of Ancient and Modern Languages. His books include The War with Spain, Civilization: A Study of Its Elements, The Greater Republic, and the Dictionary of Universal Biography.