Earthquake at Dawn

Earthquake at Dawn

3.63 (211 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

It's April 18, 1906, and a powerful earthquake has just rocked San Francisco. Photographer Edith Irvine and her assistant, Daisy Valentine, survive the tragedy. Armed with Edith's camera, the two women set out to document the devastation--even as buildings crumble around them and soldiers promise to shoot anyone trying to photograph the crippled city.
Based on the real-life experience of photographer Edith Irvine, this harrowing tale of bravery and survival includes many of Irvine's now-famous photographs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 114.3 x 175.26 x 15.24mm | 113.4g
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 015204681X
  • 9780152046811
  • 1,457,251

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Review quote

"Touching and exciting, this close-up has immediacy and an authentic voice that bring history vividly to life."--Kirkus Reviews
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About Kristiana Gregory

KRISTIANA GREGORY is the author of several award-winning novels. She lives in Boise, Idaho.
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Rating details

211 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 19% (40)
4 38% (80)
3 33% (69)
2 9% (18)
1 2% (4)

Our customer reviews

I like reading books about the San Francisco 1906 earthquake. This book was okay, but not very good in my opinion. It had the makings of an interesting storyline: A photographer and her assistant are leaving to go on a worldwide trip. However, just as they are about to embark on their exciting adventure, the pair is stopped in their tracks by the infamous 1906 earthquake. So they are forced to remain in California and forget about their once-in-a-lifetime journey. These two young women must instead help pick up the broken pieces of the city and photograph the disaster through their eyes. They lend a hand any way they are able to, making new friends along the way... even meeting famous author, Jack London. There were several points in the book that I thought should not be included--things that were slightly inappropriate. I couldn't recommend "Earthquake at Dawn" to my own friends. If venturing to read it, minimum age for this book, I'd say 14 & up. If you are interested in reading a fictional account of this historic event, I would rather recommend for you to read Quake!: Disaster in San Francisco, 1906 by Gail Langer Karwoski.show more
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