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Paradise : one town's struggle to survive an American wildfire

by Johnson, Lizzie (Author)

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"The definitive firsthand account of California's Camp Fire-the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century-and a riveting examination of what went wrong and how to avert future tragedies as the climate crisis unfolds. On November 8, 2018, the people of Paradise, California, awoke to a mottled gray sky... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Kindling. Dawn at Jarbo Gap ; All that the name implies ; Red flag over Paradise
  • Part II. Spark. Code red ; The iron maiden
  • Part III. Conflagration. Abandoning the hospital ; A blizzard of embers ; Saving Tezzrah ; The lost bus ; The best spot to die ; "The safety of our community"
  • Part IV. Containment. The longest drive ; No atheist in the foxhole ; Paradise ablaze ; Promise
  • Part V. Ash. Unconfirmed deaths ; Mayor of nowhere ; Secondary burns ; Rebirth ; Reckoning
  • Epilogue. Reburn
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