By Simon Winchester

Unleashed through historic geologic forces, a significance 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco within the early hours of April 18, 1906. under a minute later, town lay in ruins. Bestselling writer Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling skills to this impressive occasion, exploring the mythical earthquake and fires that unfold horror throughout San Francisco and northerly California in 1906 in addition to its startling influence on American historical past and, simply as vital, what technology has lately printed in regards to the attention-grabbing subterranean strategies that produced it—and in all probability will reason it to strike again.

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