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Smith, Carl S.

3 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "Between October 8-10, 1871, much of the city of Chicago was destroyed by one of the most legendary urban fires in history. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago had grown at a breathtaking pace in barely three decades, from just over 4,000 in 1840 to greater than 330,000 at the time of the fire. Built hastily, the city was largely made of wood. Once it began in the barn of Catherine and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2020

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Cowan, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Claremont Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 977.3 COW

Alikhan, Salima

Summary: Emmi, a German immigrant, is living in Chicago when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, and, separated from her father, she finds herself with her neighbors, Cara and Seamus, braving the smoke and flames trying to escape the danger of the burning city, and searching for all their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ALI

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode. An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TAR

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION TAR

Pascal, Janet B.

Summary: "Did the Great Chicago Fire really start after a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn? Find out the truth in this addition to the What Was? series. On Sunday, October 8, 1871, a fire started on the south side of Chicago. A long drought made the neighborhood go up in flames. And practically everything that could go wrong did. Firemen first went to the wrong location. Fierce winds helped the blaze...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 977 PAS

Brandt, Nat.

Contents: Warning signs -- "Absolutely fireproof" -- Play and players -- Opening night -- 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 1903 -- In the Parquet and Boxes -- In the Dress Circle and Gallery -- The rescuers -- The news spreads rapidly -- Morgue scenes -- In mourning -- A state of shock -- Safety last -- Finger pointing -- Blind justice -- Curtains -- Ashes and Embers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Illinois University Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.3 BRA

Murphy, Jim

Summary: By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, [the author] constructs a ... narrative that recreates the events.... And finally, he reveals how, even in a time of deepest despair, the human spirit triumphed, as the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again. -Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 1995

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 977.3 MUR

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 977.311 MUR

Hannigan, Kate

Summary: In History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire, writer Kate Hannigan and illustrator Alex Graudins tell the true story of how a city rose up from one of the worst catastrophes in American history, and how this disaster forever changed how homes, buildings, and communities are constructed. A deadly blaze engulfs Chicago for two terrifying days! A brother, a sister, and a helpless puppy must race...

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2020

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Murphy, Jim

Summary: Accounts of actual survivors and historical writings are woven together to create a thrilling book about the 1871 Chicago Fire, that reads like an adventure story.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 1998

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Cowan, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Elephant Paperbacks/Ivan R. Dee 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 372.9773 COW

Summary: Kasper Carr is a master thief, targeting businesses in the Chicago area. He stakes out fresh opportunities in front of a documentary film crew, which gradually becomed complicit in his crimes. As the director and producer become entangled in the allure of their fascinating subject and the legal ramifications of their actions, Carr pursues a series of larger-scale and more dangerous jobs. All...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Indie Films 2007

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF STR

Summary: Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures 2006

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD B

Summary: The hit series continues to follow the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 as they put their lives on the line to save lives and protect their great city. Captain Matthew Casey resumes command of the truck company while Lt. Kelly Serveride heads the rescue squad. Major changes are in store for Firehouse 51 with the departure of a beloved member of the crew and the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Canada 2019

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Ch 7

Summary: The Firehouse family faces dangerous new challenges this season as they continue to put their own lives on the line to keep others safe. They were racing to rescue workers trapped inside of a burning mattress factory. With an industrial boiler threatening to explode at any moment, can Chicago's bravest make it out safely before the blast takes out the whole block?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2020

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Ch 8

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