I Survived the Great Chicago Fire 1871

Author: Lauren Tarshis
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
ISBN: 0545658462
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Originally not wanting to come to Chicago, young Oscar Starling finds himself not only in the middle of the city, but trying to survive when the town is ablaze.

The Great Chicago Fire

Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756512638
Release Date: 2005-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the 1871 Chicago fire, its causes, the devastation it caused, and the aftermath.

Pompeji

Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641108458
Release Date: 2013-03-11
Genre: Fiction

Pompeji, 79 n. Chr., reichste Stadt der römischen Weltmacht, Oase der Schönen und Mächtigen: Der junge Wasserbaumeister Attilius kommt einer skrupellosen Verschwörung auf die Spur, doch seine Nachforschungen werden überschattet von den unheimlichen Vorzeichen einer drohenden Apokalypse.

The Great Chicago Fire

Author: Michael Regan
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781512411300
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

On October 8, 1871, a fierce fire broke out in the bustling city of Chicago. Jumping rivers and burning miles of buildings and homes, the flames raged for more than two days. More than a hundred people died, and thousands were left homeless. Could the city have prevented this blaze? To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did Chicago's building methods add fuel to the fire? How did human error delay help when the fire broke out? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!

Chicago

Author: David Mamet
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9783959677929
Release Date: 2018-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Chicago in den Zwanzigerjahren des vorigen Jahrhunderts: Gangs kontrollieren die gesamte Stadt und liefern sich erbitterte Kämpfe um ihr Territorium. Mittendrin Mike Hodge, Lokalreporter der Chicago Tribune. Wobei Mike vortrefflich darüber streiten könnte, ob die größeren Ganoven nicht doch im Rathaus oder bei der Polizei sitzen. Er weiß viel und hat sich mit allen Mächtigen bereits angelegt. Als seine Geliebte Annie vor seinen Augen ermordet wird, ist ihm klar, dass ihm dadurch eine Lektion erteilt werden soll. Aber von wem? Mike schwört, Annies Tod zu rächen. Und so begibt er sich auf Spurensuche in der Chicagoer Unterwelt ...

The Great Chicago Fire

Author: Steven Otfinoski
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781515779629
Release Date: 2018-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents information about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, compiled by Chicago Historical Society in Illinois. Describes the fire, which lasted from October 8th through the 10th. Notes the destructive results of the fire.

Emmi in the City

Author: Salima Alikhan
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
ISBN: 9781496582522
Release Date: 2019
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Although Emmi has lived in Chicago for two years, she finds it hard to love her adopted city. As a German immigrant n the early 1870s, she's often teased by her America-born peers. But when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, Emmi and her enemies find themselves braving the smoke and flames together. Can Emmi and the others survive the danger to escape the burning city? Readers can learn the real story of the Great Chicago Fire from the nonfiction back matter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.

Fire

Author: Kathleen Duey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442490543
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In the midst of the Chicago fire of 1871, Nate is desperate to get back to his great aunt's boarding house, but finds himself responsible for the safety of Julie, who is also separated from her family.

Die Gabe der Magie

Author: Kathleen Duey
Publisher:
ISBN: 3442267471
Release Date: 2010
Genre:

Hinter vielen bösen Taten steckt eine gute Absicht ... Eine romantische Liebesgeschichte im Schatten eines unbarmherzigen Schicksals - der atemberaubende Auftakt einer packenden Trilogie der amerikanischen Erzählerin Kathleen Duey! Seit Sadimas Mutter bei ihrer Geburt durch die Machenschaften einer betrügerischen Magierin starb, hasst ihre Familie alle, die sich der Zauberei verschrieben haben. Doch Sadima verfügt selbst über magische Kräfte und bricht auf, um mehr über ihre Gabe herauszufinden. Bald darauf lernt sie den jungen Magier Franklin kennen - und verliebt sich in ihn. Doch Franklin sieht sich außerstande, Sadimas Gefühle zu erwidern. Denn er und sein ehrgeiziger Freund Somiss haben sich einer großen Aufgabe verschrieben - der Gründung einer Akademie der Magier. Viele Jahre später tritt der naive Hahp als Novize in eben diese Akademie ein. Groß sind seine Erwartungen, als er das Studium der Zauberei beginnt. Doch noch viel größer ist der Schock, als die Lehrer Hahp und seinen Mitschülern verkünden, dass nur einer von ihnen die Ausbildung überleben wird. Denn der Weg zur Magie ist gefährlich. Und bereits der kleinste Fehltritt kann den Tod bedeuten ...

Der Finanzier

Author: Theodore Dreiser
Publisher:
ISBN: 3499144689
Release Date: 1979-01
Genre:


The Great Chicago Fire and the Myth of Mrs O Leary s Cow

Author: Richard F. Bales
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476604763
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: History

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 swallowed up more than three square miles in two days, leaving thousands homeless and 300 dead. Throughout history, the fire has been attributed to Mrs. O’Leary, an immigrant Irish milkmaid, and her cow. On one level, the tale of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow is merely the quintessential urban legend. But the story also represents a means by which the upper classes of Chicago could blame the fire’s chaos on a member of the working poor. Although that fire destroyed the official county documents, some land tract records were saved. Using this and other primary source information, Richard F. Bales created a scale drawing that reconstructed the O’Leary neighborhood. Next he turned to the transcripts—more than 1,100 handwritten pages—from an investigation conducted by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners, which interviewed 50 people over the course of 12 days. The board’s final report, published in the Chicago newspapers on December 12, 1871, indicates that commissioners were unable to determine the cause of the fire. And yet, by analyzing the 50 witnesses’ testimonies, the author concludes that the commissioners could have determined the cause of the fire had they desired to do so. Being more concerned with saving their own reputation from post-fire reports of incompetence, drunkenness and bribery, the commissioners failed to press forward for an answer. The author has uncovered solid evidence as to what really caused the Great Chicago Fire.