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Title:
The Great Chicago Fire and the myth of Mrs. O'Leary's cow
Author:
Bales, Richard F., 1951-
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xii, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
A city on fire -- The exoneration of Mrs. O'Leary -- Debunking other myths -- The real cause -- The inquiry--charade or coverup? -- Mrs. O'Leary's legacy -- Afterword -- Questions, mysteries, and controversies -- Behind the conclusions -- "How it originated"--the McDermott letter and the O'Leary and Sullivan affidavits -- Selections from the transcript of the inquiry into the cause of the Chicago Fire and actions of the fire department -- "After the inquiry"--The December 12, 1871, Report of the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners -- Sources consulted for photographs, drawings, and diagrams.
ISBN:
9780786414246
Format :
Book

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