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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.

Graysmith, Robert. (Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Danville-Center Township Public Library - Danville B SAW (Text) 32604000201992 DCTPLD AD Biography Available -
Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library - Greensburg BIO SAWYER (Text) 32826011956372 Adult Biography Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 921 Sawyer (Text) 31208911425082 non-fiction Available -
Schricker Main Library 921 SAW (Text) 30032010598115 BIOGRAPHY Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307720566 :
  • ISBN: 030772056X :
  • Physical Description: x, 268 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, c2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-268).
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Citation/References Note: Bklst 09/15/2012
Kirkus 09/15/2012
Subject: Sawyer, Tom, 1832-1906.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 > Friends and associates.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 > Sources.
Adventure and adventurers > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Fire fighters > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Fires > California > San Francisco > History > 19th century.
Arson > California > San Francisco > History > 19th century.
Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character)
San Francisco (Calif.) > Biography.
San Francisco (Calif.) > History > 19th century.

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