Earthquake at Dawn

by Kristiana Gregory

Photographer Edith Irvine and her assistant survive the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and risk their lives to document the devastation through photography.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780152046811
  • ISBN-10: 015204681X
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 09/01/2003
  • Carton Quantity: 48
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    It's April 18, 1906, and a powerful earthquake has just rocked San Francisco. Photographer Edith Irvine and her assistant, Daisy Valentine, survive the tragedy. Armed with Edith's camera, the two women set out to document the devastation--even as buildings crumble around them and soldiers promise to shoot anyone trying to photograph the crippled city.

    Based on the real-life experience of photographer Edith Irvine, this harrowing tale of bravery and survival includes many of Irvine's now-famous photographs.

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    "Touching and exciting, this close-up has immediacy and an authentic voice that bring history vividly to life."--Kirkus Reviews