Great Chicago Fires: Historic Blazes that Shaped a City

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Lake Claremont Press, 2001 - History - 169 pages
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Chronicles notable Chicago fires and their causes, consequences, and historical contexts, and follows the development of the city's firefighters from nineteenth-century citizen bucket brigades to the modern day, high-tech fire department.

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User Review  - Jacqueline - Goodreads

This book was great and actually inspired me to extend my own historical research just for fun. I never realized Chicago had so many fires that led to important changes for the town itself. I would ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

David Cowan is Professor of Law and Policy at the University of Bristol and a barrister at Arden Chambers. He has published widely in the area of housing and related research, and has acted as a consultant to the England and Wales Law Commission and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

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