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    The Great Fire (Mixed media product) By (author) Jim Murphy, Read by Taylor Mali

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    DescriptionFor more than a century, poor Mrs. O'Leary and her cow have shouldered the blame for Chicago's infamous Great Fire of 1871. Now Murphy lays bare the facts concerning one of the biggest disasters in American history, in the process exculpating the maligned bovine and her owner. Murphy demonstrates that the fire could have been contained: he unfolds a tale of botched communication, class discrimination and plain old bad luck. Strategically quoting the written accounts of witnesses -- who include a 12-year-old girl and a newspaper editor -- Murphy both charts the 31-hour spread of the fire and conveys the atmosphere in the streets.

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    The Great Fire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jim Murphy, Read by Taylor Mali
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Width: 117 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781605148076
    ISBN 10: 1605148075

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    Libri: I-JF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 81110
    DC22: 977.311041
    DC21: 977.311041
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Findaway World
    Imprint name
    Findaway World
    Publication date
    01 August 2008