Chicago Calamities


Chicago Calamities. Disaster in the Windy City. By: Gayle Soucek with illustrations by: Brian Diskin. The infamous event of the Great Chicago fire was only part of the destruction that shaped Chicago's identity. Discover now, the larger calamities that have hit the Windy City - such as the 1954 killer water surge that swept in on a calm summer day, or the 1967 tornado that ripped through rush hour traffic, or the 1886 Haymarket Square riot that put Chicago on the anarchist map, or a flood rising without rain, or the fireproof theater that burns, plus many other acts of nature and human folly. Be it crashes by planes, auto or trains and ship accidents, you will encounter both the unexpected tragedies and unlikely heroes during these numerous and other events. Softbound. Pgs.110. Book measures approximately 6 inches wide X 9 inches long.

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