San Francisco's Great Disaster

San Francisco's Great Disaster
San Francisco's Great Disaster
Excerpt from San Francisco's Great Disaster: A Full Account of the Recent Terrible Destruction of Life and Property by Earthquake, Fire and Volcano in California and at VesuviusSan Francisco, ninth of the great American cities, has been visited by the greatest disaster which ever visited a community on this continent. Indeed, in all of the annals of the world, few calamities equal it, and, perhaps only the annihilation of Pompeii and Herculaneum, exceed it in the totality of destruction. The civilized world has stood aghast at the spectacle of a proud muncipality laid in ruins. To the sudden horror of earthquake has been added the devastation of fire. Together these destroyers have swept away three-fourths of a magnificent city. Where rose great marts of trade, public buildings of every kind, temples of worship, temples of the drama; earthquake and fire left only shattered and smoldering heaps of debris. Where were reared fifty thousand homes, centres of social life, monuments of the peoples thrift, tokens of civilization, prosperity and happiness, only gnarled skeletons of charred timbers and blackened bricks remained. Like lightning from a sunlit sky, like knife thrust in the dark, as dramatic, as unexpected as though the sky itself should fall in a molten deluge and engulf the earth, so fell this catastrophe. A great city reared by the faith and toil of half a century well nigh perished. The world stood appalled.Purpose Of This Volume.History must open her pages to have enrolled among the tragic events of time, the story of this horror.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.