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Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2)

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Author:

Rachel Caine

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The Ashes of London (Marwood and Lovett, #1)

London, September 1666. The Great Fire Rages Through The City, Consuming Everything In Its Path. Even The Impregnable Cathedral Of St. Paul's Is Engulfed In Flames And Reduced To Ruins. Among The Crow...ds Watching Its Destruction Is Richard Marwood, Son Of A Disgraced Printer, And Reluctant Government Informer. In The Aftermath Of The Fire, A Semi-mummified Body Is Discovered In The Ashes Of St. Paul's, In A Tomb That Should Have Been Empty. The Man's Body Has Been Mutilated And His Thumbs Have Been Tied Behind His Back - The Sign Of A Regicide, One Of Those Who Signed Charles I's Death Warrant. Under Orders From The Government, Marwood Is Tasked With Hunting Down The Killer Across The Devastated City. But At A Time Of Dangerous Internal Dissent And The Threat Of Foreign Invasion, Marwood Finds His Investigation Leads Him Into Treacherous Waters - And Across The Path Of A Determined, Beautiful And Vengeful Young Woman. Andrew Taylor. Maps On Lining Papers.

Author:

Andrew Taylor

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The Great Fire

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Author:

Shirley Hazzard

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The Great Fire

"Vivid firsthand descriptions by persons who lived through the 1871 Chicago fire are woven into a gripping account... Absorbing and riveting reading." The Horn Book, starred reviewPublishers WeeklyFor... more than a century, poor Mrs. O'Leary and her cow have shouldered the blame for Chicago's infamous Great Fire of 1871. Now Murphy (The Boys' War; Across America on an Emigrant Train) lays bare the facts concerning one of the biggest disasters in American history, in the process exculpating the maligned bovine and her owner. Murphy demonstrates that the fire could have been contained: he unfolds a tale of botched communication, class discrimination (the fire began in a working-class section of the city and only later spread to the wealthier areas) and plain old bad luck. Strategically quoting the written accounts of witnesses-who include a 12-year-old girl and a newspaper editor-Murphy both charts the 31-hour spread of the fire and conveys the atmosphere in the streets. This volume, beautifully printed in sepia tones, contains historic photos, engravings and newspaper clippings on nearly every page. Especially helpful are maps placed at intervals throughout the book that represent the progress of the fire. Engrossing. Ages 8-12. (Apr.)

Author:

Jim Murphy

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The Book of Fires

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Author:

Jane Borodale

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The Firebrand (Great Chicago Fire Trilogy #3)

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Author:

Susan Wiggs

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The Fire Court

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Author:

Andrew Taylor

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Petals in the Ashes

Following On From At The Sign Of The Sugared Plum, This Story Sees Hannah Return To London With Her Younger Sister To Reopen Their Sweetmeat Shop. London Is Still Struggling To Overcome The Devastatio...n Caused By The Plague, But Soon There Is A New Danger As A Bakery On Pudding Lane Is Set On Fire.

Author:

Mary Hooper

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1666: Plague, War, and Hellfire

1666 Was A Watershed Year For England. An Outbreak Of The Great Plague, The Eruption Of The Second Dutch War, And The Devastating Great Fire Of London All Struck The Country In Rapid Succession And Wi...th Devastating Repercussions. Shedding Light On These Dramatic Events And Their Context, Historian Rebecca Rideal Reveals An Unprecedented Period Of Terror And Triumph. Based In Original Archival Research Drawing On Little-known Sources, 1666 Opens With The Fiery Destruction Of London Before Taking Readers On A Thrilling Journey Through A Crucial Turning Point In English History As Seen Through The Eyes Of An Extraordinary Cast Of Historical Characters. While The Central Events Of This Significant Year Were Ones Of Devastation And Defeat, 1666 Also Offers A Glimpse Of The Incredible Scientific And Artistic Progress Being Made At That Time, From Isaac Newton's Discovery Of Gravity To The Establishment Of The London Gazette. It Was In This Year That John Milton Completed Paradise Lost, Frances Stewart Posed For The Iconic Image Of Britannia, And A Young Architect Named Christopher Wren Proposed A Plan For A New London--a Stone Phoenix To Rise From The Charred Ashes Of The Old City. With Flare And Style, 1666 Exposes Readers To A City And A Country On The Cusp Of Modernity And A Series Of Events That Altered The Course Of History--

Author:

Rebecca Rideal

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Fire

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Author:

C.C. Humphreys

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