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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.

Author Graysmith, Robert.

ImprintNew York : Crown, c2012.

Physical Description:268 p.

Note: ContentDramatis 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.

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