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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Murphy Narrator: Taylor Mal Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Great Fire of 1871 was one of the most colossal disasters in American history - with damage so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise again. By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with careful research, Jim Murphy constructs a riveting and dramatic narrative, ultimately revealing how the human spirit triumphed even in a time of deepest despair and the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie | 3/12/2011

    " A quick and interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindi | 2/5/2011

    " This author does a great job with kids nonfiction. I'm going to see if there are any we haven't already listened to that we can add to our list. I never even knew about this fire, but this was fascinating. They all loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tia | 10/13/2010

    " Very interesting book! Great glimpse of dramatic history. I learned a lot and enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deanna | 9/25/2010

    " This book give the amazing and true accounts from four survivors of the 1871 Chicago fires. The fire began in a barn on Sunday, and burned all day Monday and into the morning on Tuesday. Over 100,000 people were forced to flee the horrific flames. A good read. "

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About the Narrator

Taylor Mali is the former president of Poetry Slam, Inc., and one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement. He is the author of two books of poetry, What Learning Leaves and The Last Time as We Are, and four CDs of spoken word. He has appeared on the first two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and won the jury prize for best one-man show at the United States Comedy Arts Festival. A passionate advocate of teachers, he travels the country recruiting the next generation of teachers with his 1,000 Teachers Campaign. Taylor lives in New York.