The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times

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This book covers the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the United States' deadliest natural disaster. It includes accounts from survivors and eyewitnesses, and photos of the devastation.

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xiv, 17-536 p. : front., plates ; 24 cm.

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Lester, Paul 1900~.

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  • Lester, Paul Author of "Life in the South-West, Etc., Etc."

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  • Added Title: The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Including Vivid Descriptions of the Hurricane
  • Main Title: The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times
  • Added Title: The Great Galveston Disaster: Illustrated

Description

This book covers the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the United States' deadliest natural disaster. It includes accounts from survivors and eyewitnesses, and photos of the devastation.

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xiv, 17-536 p. : front., plates ; 24 cm.

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Full title on title page: The Great Galveston Disaster, containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Including vivid descriptions of the hurricane and terrible rush of waters; immense destruction of dwellings, business houses, churches and loss of thousands of human lives; thrilling tales of heroic deeds; panic-stricken multitudes and heart-rending scenes of agony; frantic efforts to escape a horrible fate; separation of loved ones, etc., Narrow Escapes from the Jaws of Death, terrible sufferings of the survivors; vandals plundering bodies of the dead; wonderful exhibitions of popular sympathy; millions of dollars sent for the relief of the stricken sufferers

"Profusely Embellished with Photographs Taken Immediately After the Disaster."

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The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times

This book covers the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the United States' deadliest natural disaster. It includes accounts from survivors and eyewitnesses, and photos of the devastation.

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  • 1900~

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  • Feb. 3, 2020, 12:18 p.m.

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Lester, Paul. The Great Galveston Disaster, Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times, book, 1900~; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1220942/: accessed May 22, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .

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