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Black fire / [sound recording] : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer---and of the mysterious fires that baptized gold rush-era San Francisco / Robert Graysmith.

Graysmith, Robert. (Author). Tantor Media, (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Schricker Main Library BCD 979.404 GRA (Text) 30032001663290 AUDIOBOOK Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781452609256 : CMD;
  • Physical Description: 10 sound discs (12 hr.): digital; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabr. ed.
  • Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT: Tantor Media, p2012.

Content descriptions

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.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by the author.
Summary, etc.: Traces the lesser-known story of a volunteer fireman, marine engineer and poker buddy of Mark Twain who inspired the character of Tom Sawyer, describing his pivotal contributions to the hunt for a serial arsonist in 1850s San Francisco.
System Details Note: Compact disc.
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.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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