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The Resource Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco, written and illustrated by Robert Graysmith

Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco, written and illustrated by Robert Graysmith

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Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco
Title
Black fire
Title remainder
the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Robert Graysmith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Francisco
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graysmith, Robert
Dewey number
  • 979.4/04092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sawyer, Tom
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Fire fighters
  • Fires
  • Arson
  • Twain, Mark
  • Sawyer, Tom
  • Twain, Mark
Label
Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco, written and illustrated by Robert Graysmith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Pt. 1. The man who burned down San Francisco : December 24, 1849-September 16, 1850. Broderick and the Christmas Eve catastrophe ; Sawyer ; Sleep runners and flying houses ; Broderick's rogues ; Rainbow rivers of gold and silver -- Pt. 2. The lightkeeper : September 17, 1850-June 22, 1851. Tug-of-war ; The melting house ; The lodger ; The golden ring -- Pt. 3. Steaming with Twain and Sawyer : May 26, 1863-December 16, 1866. Steamers ; The fire girl ; Let us build a city
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 268 p.
Isbn
9780307720566
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2012000313
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • ocn773278509
  • (OCoLC)773278509
Label
Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco, written and illustrated by Robert Graysmith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Pt. 1. The man who burned down San Francisco : December 24, 1849-September 16, 1850. Broderick and the Christmas Eve catastrophe ; Sawyer ; Sleep runners and flying houses ; Broderick's rogues ; Rainbow rivers of gold and silver -- Pt. 2. The lightkeeper : September 17, 1850-June 22, 1851. Tug-of-war ; The melting house ; The lodger ; The golden ring -- Pt. 3. Steaming with Twain and Sawyer : May 26, 1863-December 16, 1866. Steamers ; The fire girl ; Let us build a city
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 268 p.
Isbn
9780307720566
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2012000313
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • ocn773278509
  • (OCoLC)773278509

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