California's Deadliest Earthquakes - Abraham Hoffman

California's Deadliest Earthquakes

By Abraham Hoffman

  • Release Date: 2017-06-26
  • Genre: United States


A detailed look at the state’s most terrifying and destructive disasters—photos included.
Home to hundreds of faults, California leads the nation in frequency of earthquakes every year. And despite enduring their share of the natural disasters, residents still speculate over the inevitable “big one.”
More than three thousand people lost their lives during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Long Beach’s 1933 earthquake caused nearly $50 million in damages. And the Northridge earthquake injured thousands and left a $550 million economic hit. In this book, historian Abraham Hoffman explores the personal accounts and aftermath of California’s most destructive tremors.