Great Fire, The

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The Great Fire of 1871 was one of most colossal disasters in American history. Overnight, the flourishing city of Chicago was transformed into a smoldering wasteland. The damage was so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise again.

By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, Jim Murphy constructs a riveting narrative that recreates the event with drama and immediacy. And finally, he reveals how, even in a time of deepest despair, the human spirit triumphed, as the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again.

Pages: 143

Pages: 143

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This book gives vivid descriptions of the Great Chicago Fire in chapter form.

  • Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the American History –1776 to present– lapbooks and foldables.
  • Lucerna Academy families: Use this book for 1 week in Year 3 Dialectic History class.
  • Tapestry of Grace families: Replacement title for The Great Chicago Fire  by R. Conrad Stein. Use for 1 week in Unit 3 of Year 3.
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