The Men Who United the States
The Men Who United the States
America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible


Simon Winchester


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A Crack in the Edge of the World
America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
Simon Winchester
Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins.