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Author Graysmith, Robert.
Title 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.
Published New York : Crown Publishers, c2012.
Book Cover
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Floor2  F869.S353 S294 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 268 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 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.
Summary First biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Francisco.
Subject Sawyer, Tom, 1832-1906.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century.
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.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Friends and associates.
Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character)
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Sources.
ISBN 030772056X
9780307720566
9780307720580 (ebook)
0307720586 (ebook)
OCLC number 773278509