A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great by Simon Winchester
By Simon Winchester
Unleashed by means of old geologic forces, a value 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco within the early hours of April 18, 1906. below a minute later, town lay in ruins. Bestselling writer Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling talents to this awesome occasion, exploring the mythical earthquake and fires that unfold horror throughout San Francisco and northern California in 1906 in addition to its startling effect on American background and, simply as very important, what technology has lately published in regards to the attention-grabbing subterranean approaches that produced it—and potentially will reason it to strike again.
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