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The Earth Shook, the Sky Burned (1959)

by William Bronson

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The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned has mesmerized San Francisco tourists and residents for decades. Illustrated with more than four hundred on-the-scene photographs, this definitive book tells the dramatic story of the four days of upheaval and destruction that swept the city when a violent earth tremor rocked the land, succeeded rapidly by a devastating fire that destroyed nearly thirty thousand buildings and left over a quarter million people homeless. Now available as a digital book, The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned is a San Francisco classic, revealing what really happened that April morning over a century ago, when the face of the city was changed forever.… (more)
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The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned has mesmerized San Francisco tourists and residents for decades. Illustrated with more than four hundred on-the-scene photographs, this definitive book tells the dramatic story of the four days of upheaval and destruction that swept the city when a violent earth tremor rocked the land, succeeded rapidly by a devastating fire that destroyed nearly thirty thousand buildings and left over a quarter million people homeless. Now available as a digital book, The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned is a San Francisco classic, revealing what really happened that April morning over a century ago, when the face of the city was changed forever.

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