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THE GREAT FIRE

Jim Murphy
Read by Taylor Mali

Listening to THE GREAT FIRE narrated by Taylor Mali is like watching a History Channel program with one's eyes closed. The personal narratives, eyewitness accounts, and expert opinions that piece together the events of the Chicago fire of 1871 are here but not, unfortunately, the maps and illustrations showing the fire's rapid spread and damage. Award-winning author Jim Murphy meticulously researched the circumstances of one of the worst conflagrations in American history, a disaster that left more than 200,000 people homeless and hundreds dead. Slam poet Mali conveys the terror, rage, and hope reborn experienced by the stunned Chicagoans, making this Audio Bookshelf production one that will burn in memory long after the recording ends. M.M.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 03]

Children • 2.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1995

Book pak • Audio Bookshelf • 2003

CS ISBN 1883332869 $19.95 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 1883332923 $26.95 • Five CDs

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

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