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The Resource Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco, written and illustrated by Robert Graysmith

Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco, written and illustrated by Robert Graysmith

Label
Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco
Title
Black fire
Title remainder
the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Robert Graysmith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Francisco
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 979.4/04092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
F869.S353
LC item number
S294 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco, written and illustrated by Robert Graysmith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Dramatis Personae -- Prologue -- pt. 1. The man who burned down San Francisco : December 24, 1849-September 16, 1850 -- Broderick and the Christmas Eve Catastrophe -- Sawyer -- Sleep Runners and Flying Houses -- Broderick's Rogues -- Rainbow Rivers of Gold and Silver -- pt. 2. The lightkeeper : September 17, 1850-June 22, 1851 -- Tug of War -- The Melting House -- The Lodger -- The Golden Ring -- pt. 3. Steaming with Twain and Sawyer : May 26, 1863-December 16, 1866 -- Steamers -- The Fire Girl -- Let Us Build a City
Control code
ocn773278509
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780307720566
Lccn
2012000313
System control number
(OCoLC)773278509
Label
Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco, written and illustrated by Robert Graysmith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Dramatis Personae -- Prologue -- pt. 1. The man who burned down San Francisco : December 24, 1849-September 16, 1850 -- Broderick and the Christmas Eve Catastrophe -- Sawyer -- Sleep Runners and Flying Houses -- Broderick's Rogues -- Rainbow Rivers of Gold and Silver -- pt. 2. The lightkeeper : September 17, 1850-June 22, 1851 -- Tug of War -- The Melting House -- The Lodger -- The Golden Ring -- pt. 3. Steaming with Twain and Sawyer : May 26, 1863-December 16, 1866 -- Steamers -- The Fire Girl -- Let Us Build a City
Control code
ocn773278509
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780307720566
Lccn
2012000313
System control number
(OCoLC)773278509

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