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Forgotten fires of Chicago : the Lake Michigan inferno and a century of flame, 2014

by Hogan, John F; Burkholder, Alex A.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : ; The History Press, ; c2014Description: 144 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781626197473; 1626197474.Subject(s): Firefighting history | History | -- Chicago (Ill.)Summary: The Great Fire of 1871 was only one engagement of Chicago's ceaseless war against cinder, flame and smoke. Hogan and Burkholder explore the history of forgotten fires and the heroes who fought them.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-136) and index.
Fire and ice: the Lake Michigan Crib inferno -- The second great Chicago Fire -- Terror at the World's Fair: the Cold Storage fire -- Showers of sparks, sheets of flame: the Northwestern Grain Elevator fire -- Warnings ignored: portents of the Iroquois Theatre fire -- Volcanoes on the river: the Burlington Grain Elevator fire -- Steep price for negligence: the L. Fish Furniture fire -- The man in K-28: the Auditorium Theatre bomb -- Death from above: the Wingfoot Blimp crash -- ""We nearly lost the west side"": the Burlington Office Building fire -- Good Friday arson: the Curran Hall fire -- Trapped! The sanitary district tunnel fire -- In the shadow of the O'Leary barn: Taylor Street arson -- Another lesson never learned: the General Clark and LaSalle Hotel fires -- The heavy cost of a botched renovation: the Haber Corporation fire -- Revenge: the Seeley Club arson -- ""Built for an eternity"": the McCormick Place fire -- ""Worst since Mrs. O'Leary"": the Central Manufacturing District fire.

The Great Fire of 1871 was only one engagement of Chicago's ceaseless war against cinder, flame and smoke. Hogan and Burkholder explore the history of forgotten fires and the heroes who fought them.

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