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Under a Flaming Sky

The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894

Under a Flaming Sky( )
Author: Brown, Daniel James
Series title:P. S. Ser.
ISBN:978-0-06-123625-9
Publication Date:Aug 2007
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Harper Perennial
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.99
Book Description:

On September 1, 1894, two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping more than two thousand people. The fire created its own weather, including hurricane-strength winds, bubbles of plasma-like glowing gas, and 200-foot-tall flames. As temperatures reached 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit, the firestorm knocked down buildings and carried flaming debris high into the sky. Two trains--one with every single car on fire--became the only means of escape. In all, more than...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Nature / Ecosystems & Habitats / Forests & Rainforests
History / United States / State & Local / Midwest (Ia, Il, In, Ks, Mi, Mn, Mo, Nd, Ne, Oh, Sd, Wi)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.38 x 8 x 0.77 Inches
Book Weight:0.6 Pounds
Author Biography
Brown, Daniel James (Author)
Daniel James Brown was born in Berkeley, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford University.

He is the author of The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride, Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894, and The Boys in the Boat.

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