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Published by Addison-Wesley Pub. Co. in Reading, Mass .
Written in English


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Describes some of the world"s most famous fires including the Ringling Brothers Circus fire in 1944, the great fire of London in 1666, and the disaster of the dirigible Hindenburg in 1936.

Edition Notes

Statementby Walter R. Brown and Norman D. Anderson.
GenreJuvenile literature
ContributionsAnderson, Norman D.
The Physical Object
Pagination189 p. :
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23253060M
ISBN 100201008262

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