I Survived The Great Chicago Fire 1871

Author: Lauren Tarshis
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ISBN: 9780606363549
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Originally not wanting to come to Chicago, young Oscar Starling finds himself not only in the middle of the city, but trying to survive when the town is ablaze.

I Survived The Great Chicago Fire 1871

Author: Lauren Tarshis
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
ISBN: 9780545658461
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Originally not wanting to come to Chicago, young Oscar Starling finds himself not only in the middle of the city, but trying to survive when the town is ablaze.

The Great Fire

Author: Jim Murphy
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338113534
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An account of the Great Chicago Fire combines archival photographs and drawings with personal accounts by its survivors and historical documents.

The Great Chicago Fire And The Myth Of Mrs O Leary S Cow

Author: Richard F. Bales
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604762
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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 swallowed up more than three square miles in two days, leaving thousands homeless and 300 dead. Throughout history, the fire has been attributed to Mrs. O'Leary, an immigrant Irish milkmaid, and her cow. On one level, the tale of Mrs. O'Leary's cow is merely the quintessential urban legend. But the story also represents a means by which the upper classes of Chicago could blame the fire's chaos on a member of the working poor. Although that fire destroyed the official county documents, some land tract records were saved. Using this and other primary source information, Richard F. Bales created a scale drawing that reconstructed the O'Leary neighborhood. Next he turned to the transcripts--more than 1,100 handwritten pages--from an investigation conducted by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners, which interviewed 50 people over the course of 12 days. The board's final report, published in the Chicago newspapers on December 12, 1871, indicates that commissioners were unable to determine the cause of the fire. And yet, by analyzing the 50 witnesses' testimonies, the author concludes that the commissioners could have determined the cause of the fire had they desired to do so. Being more concerned with saving their own reputation from post-fire reports of incompetence, drunkenness and bribery, the commissioners failed to press forward for an answer. The author has uncovered solid evidence as to what really caused the Great Chicago Fire.

I Survived The Sinking Of The Titanic 1912 I Survived 1

Author: Lauren Tarshis
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545362687
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The most terrifying events in history are brought vividly to life in this New York Times bestselling series! Ten-year-old George Calder can't believe his luck -- he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their Aunt Daisy. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when George ventures into the first class storage cabin, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever. Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in this New York Times bestselling series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived!

Children Of The Fire

Author: Harriette Gillem Robinet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439137079
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Eleven-year-old Hallelujah is fascinated by the fires burning all over the city of Chicago. Little does she realize that her life will be changed forever by the flames that burn with such bright fascination for her. The year is 1871 and this event will later be called the Great Chicago Fire. Hallelujah and her newfound friend Elizabeth are as different as night and day; but their shared solace will bind them as friends forever, as a major American city starts to rebuild itself.

Surviving The Great Chicago Fire

Author: Jo Cleland
Publisher: Rourke Publishing (FL)
ISBN: 9781606945490
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An account of the Great Chicago Fire, largely in graphic novel format, but with facts and accounts of the actual event.

I Survived The American Revolution 1776 I Survived 15

Author: Lauren Tarshis
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545919754
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Bestselling author Lauren Tarshis tackles the American Revolution in this latest installment of the groundbreaking, New York Times bestselling I Survived series. British soldiers were everywhere. There was no escape. Nathaniel Fox never imagined he'd find himself in the middle of a blood-soaked battlefield, fighting for his life. He was only eleven years old! He'd barely paid attention to the troubles between America and England. How could he, while being worked to the bone by his cruel uncle, Uriah Storch? But when his uncle's rage forces him to flee the only home he knows, Nate is suddenly propelled toward a thrilling and dangerous journey into the heart of the Revolutionary War. He finds himself in New York City on the brink of what will be the biggest battle yet.