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The Great San Francisco Earthquake
Further Reading

Elsewhere on this site, explore recommended Web sites about the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, the science of earthquakes and the history of San Francisco.


Books and Articles


Bronson, William. The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned: A Photographic Record of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Garden City: Doubleday, 1959; republished by Chronicle Books, 1996.

Burkhart, David. Earthquake Days: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire in 3-D. San Bruno, California: Faultline Books, 2005.

Duey, Kathleen. San Francisco Earthquake, 1906. New York: Simon Pulse, 1999.

Fradkin, Philip L. The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906: How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Fradkin, Philip L., et al. After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006: Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Hansen, Gladys, et al. Denial of Disaster: The Untold Story and Photographs of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Cameron & Company, 1989.

Smith, Dennis. San Francisco is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires. New York: Viking, 2005.

Winchester, Simon. A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.

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