Genre: History: Community Imprint: Flanker Press Format: Paperback, 169 pages, b&w photos and illustrations Pub Date: September 2007 Price: $17.95 ISBN 10: 1-897317-11-5 ISBN 13: 978-1-897317-11-2
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About this Book
Fire tore through the heart of St.
John’s, Newfoundland, three times in the nineteenth century. It left behind
utter destitution and an urgent need to rebuild. Survivors were forced to
look inward for the strength to start afresh. St. John’s: City of Fire
is an historical account of these three fires. It weaves through eyewitness
accounts of the conflagrations, depicting the panic and the infighting, as
well as the devotion to St. John’s and the determination to see the city
"It's no easy task to make a long ago emergency
interesting to a modern reader, but Butler brings his novelist's skill to
the newspaper reports, eyewitness accounts, and archival information,
creating vivid images of the city and her inhabitants."
Atlantic Books Today
"Paul Butler brings a level of detail
possible only through in-depth historical research."