California's Deadliest Earthquakes: A History

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Home to hundreds of faults, California leads the nation in frequency of earthquakes every year. Despite enduring their share of the natural disasters, residents still speculate over the inevitable big one. More than three thousand people lost their lives during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Long Beach's 1933 earthquake caused a loss of nearly $50 million in damages. And the Northridge earthquake injured thousands and left a $550 million economic hit. Historian Abraham Hoffman explores the personal accounts and aftermath of California's most destructive tremors.
ISBN: 9781467136020
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Disaster
Images: 52
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Abraham Hoffman earned his doctorate in history at UCLA and now teaches history at Los Angeles Valley College. He is a member of the Los Angeles City Historical Society, the Historical Society of Southern California, the Organization of American Historians, the Western History Association, the Western Writers of America and the Los Angeles Corral of Westerners.
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