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The Resource This is Chance! : the shaking of an all-American city, a voice that held it together, Jon Mooallem

This is Chance! : the shaking of an all-American city, a voice that held it together, Jon Mooallem

Label
This is Chance! : the shaking of an all-American city, a voice that held it together
Title
This is Chance!
Title remainder
the shaking of an all-American city, a voice that held it together
Statement of responsibility
Jon Mooallem
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spring of 1964, Anchorage, Alaska, was a modern-day frontier town yearning to be a metropolisthe largest, proudest city in a state that was still brand-new. But just before sundown on Good Friday, the community was jolted by the most powerful earthquake in American history, a catastrophic 9.2 on the Richter Scale. For four and a half minutes, the ground lurched and rolled. Streets cracked open and swallowed buildings whole. And once the shaking stopped, night fell and Anchorage went dark. The city was in disarray and sealed off from the outside world. Slowly, people switched on their transistor radios and heard a familiar womans voice explaining what had just happened and what to do next. Genie Chance was a part-time radio reporter and working mother who would play an unlikely role in the wake of the disaster, helping to put her fractured community back together. Her tireless broadcasts over the next three days would transform her into a legendary figure in Alaska and bring her fame worldwidebut only briefly. That Easter weekend in Anchorage, Genie and a cast of endearingly eccentric charactersfrom a mountaineering psychologist to the local community theater group staging Our Townwere thrown into a jumbled world they could not recognize. Together, they would make a home in it again." -- Book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mooallem, Jon
Dewey number
363.34/95097983509046
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE535
LC item number
.M8255 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chance, Genie
  • Alaska Earthquake, Alaska, 1964
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
Label
This is Chance! : the shaking of an all-American city, a voice that held it together, Jon Mooallem
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a work of nonfiction. Some names and identifying details have been changed"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 315 pages
Isbn
9780525509912
Lccn
2019015815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1145967693
Label
This is Chance! : the shaking of an all-American city, a voice that held it together, Jon Mooallem
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a work of nonfiction. Some names and identifying details have been changed"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 315 pages
Isbn
9780525509912
Lccn
2019015815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1145967693

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