Book Discussion on Disaster!: Great San Francisco Earthquake

Dan Kurzman talked about the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. The San Francisco earthquake occurred on April 18, 1906,… read more

Dan Kurzman talked about the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. The San Francisco earthquake occurred on April 18, 1906, which destroyed three-quarters of the city and left 300,000 people homeless. The earthquake measured 8.3 on the Richter scale, one of the strongest in U.S. history. Mr. Kurzman told the stories of several San Franciscans, their struggles after the quake and their eventual fates. He said firemen had no way to extinguish the fires that burned for three days because all the water mains had been destroyed. He also talked about peripheral events that resulted from the disaster, including the spread of the bubonic plague by rats and soldiers who killed some 500 suspected looters, some whom were innocent. Following his remarks, he answered questions from the audience.

Dan Kruzman is the author of Disaster!: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, published by William Morrow. close

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Book Discussion on Disaster!: Great San Francisco Earthquake

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
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Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
First Aired:
Sep 8, 2001
Last Aired:
Apr 23, 2006

Airing Details

  • Sep 08, 2001 | 9:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 09, 2001 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 09, 2001 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 10, 2005 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 11, 2005 | 3:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 30, 2005 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2005 | 3:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2005 | 8:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2005 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2005 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2005 | 8:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2005 | 4:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 17, 2006 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 18, 2006 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 18, 2006 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 19, 2006 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 19, 2006 | 2:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 19, 2006 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 20, 2006 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 21, 2006 | 2:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 21, 2006 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 22, 2006 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 23, 2006 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 23, 2006 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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