The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned: A Photographic Record of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

by William Bronson

Paper Book, 2006




San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2006.


The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned has mesmerized San Francisco tourists and residents for decades. Illustrated with more than four hundred on-the-scene photographs, this definitive book tells the dramatic story of the four days of upheaval and destruction that swept the city when a violent earth tremor rocked the land, succeeded rapidly by a devastating fire that destroyed nearly thirty thousand buildings and left over a quarter million people homeless. Now available as a digital book, The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned is a San Francisco classic, revealing what really happened that April morning over a century ago, when the face of the city was changed forever.



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