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    Black fire : the true story of the original Tom Sawyer--and of the mysterious fires that baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco / written and illustrated by Robert Graysmith.
    by Graysmith, Robert.
    New York : Crown, c2012.
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  • Adventure and adventurers -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
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  • Fire fighters -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
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  • Fires -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 19th century.
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  • Arson -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 19th century.
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  • Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character)
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  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography.
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  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • ISBN: 
    9780307720566 :
    030772056X :
    Bib #: 
    831107
    Description: 
    x, 268 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    Edition: 
    1st ed.
    Contents: 
    Dramatis Personae -- Prologue -- pt. 1. The man who burned down San Francisco : December 24, 1849-September 16, 1850 -- Broderick and the Christmas Eve Catastrophe -- Sawyer -- Sleep Runners and Flying Houses -- Broderick's Rogues -- Rainbow Rivers of Gold and Silver -- pt. 2. The lightkeeper : September 17, 1850-June 22, 1851 -- Tug of War -- The Melting House -- The Lodger -- The Golden Ring -- pt. 3. Steaming with Twain and Sawyer : May 26, 1863-December 16, 1866 -- Steamers -- The Fire Girl -- Let Us Build a City.
    Summary: 
    First biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Francisco.
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