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Bad friday : the great and terrible 1964 Alaska earthquake

Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: Kenmore, Washington : Epicenter Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 50th Anniversary ed
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On March 27, 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake lasting more than five minutes rocked south central Alaska, leveling waterfronts, collapsing bridges, and crumbling landscapes. The most powerful quake in North American history and ensuing tidal waves left homes broken, children orphaned, and infrastructure decimated. Yet, from within the tragedy also came stories of heroism, community, and perseverance from Alaskans  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lew Freedman
ISBN: 1935347241 9781935347248
OCLC Number: 813930607
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 206 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Great and terrible 1964 Alaska earthquake
Responsibility: Lew Freedman.

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On March 27, 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake lasting more than five minutes rocked south central Alaska, leveling waterfronts, collapsing bridges, and crumbling landscapes. The most powerful quake in North American history and ensuing tidal waves left homes broken, children orphaned, and infrastructure decimated. Yet, from within the tragedy also came stories of heroism, community, and perseverance from Alaskans who rode the earth as it shifted more than 14 feet, who floated atop roofs as the tsunami hit, and who searched through rubble and deserted homes amid devastation, heartbreak, and the beginning of recovery.
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