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User Review  - PamelaBarrett - LibraryThing

I had never heard of Peshtigo, Wisconsin before reading this book, and now I will never forget it or its people. A friend lent me this book as we struggled to come to grips with the 3rd huge fire in ... Read full review

IMPERIAL RECKONING: The Untold Story of the End of Empire in Kenya

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A careful investigation of Kenya's Mau Mau uprising and the manifold crimes by the British colonial government in attempting to suppress it.Half a century ago, tales of Mau Mau atrocities filled the ... Read full review

FIRESTORM AT PESHTIGO: The Town, Its People, and the Deadliest Fire in American History

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An ominous and quietly thrilling account of the 1871 fire that burned thousands of square miles and likely killed more than 2,000 people in a Wisconsin lumber town.It had been a long, dry summer ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mooose - LibraryThing

A fascinating bit of history as this is the fire that traveled down to Chicago (forget what you heard about the cow). Due to the fire 300-400 people died in Chicago, but over 1,200 died around Peshtigo. However, the book was difficult to read as it wasn't put together very well. Read full review

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User Review  - Naberius - LibraryThing

Not many people know about the fire in Peshtigo, although most know about the Great Chicago Fire, which happened at the same time. Really a fascinating read, especially if you're into Chicago history. Read full review

Imperial reckoning: the untold story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

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By analyzing primary sources--including archival material and interviews with hundreds of Kikuyu survivors as well as British and African loyalists, Elkins (history, Harvard Univ.) has unearthed a ... Read full review

Firestorm at Peshtigo: a town, its people, and the deadliest fire in American history

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The same day as the Great Chicago Fire, October 8, 1871, a huge conflagration swept through the lumber town of Peshtigo, WI, north of Green Bay on Lake Superior. A summer's drought, a windy day, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - bherner - LibraryThing

A friend of mine was into disaster books for a while and recommended this one. OK, but not enough detail on the aftermath. Read full review

Review: Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

User Review  - Kuldip S Attalia - Goodreads

An extraordinary account and a must-read for those that wish to gain some insight into colonialism and the atrocities that have been committed in the name of so-called civilization. Very well ... Read full review


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