Size: 7 x 9
The fire was felt under the skin before it was seen. That Sunday morning in the hours before the fire swept through their neighborhood, the people on Alvarado and Vicente roads puzzled at the unusual earl-morning heat and incessant wind. Their uneasiness switched to alarm as they realized that the nearby hills were on fire.
Review: "Learning how to lice with the natural processes of this planet must become a major human enterprise in the coming century. In her dramatic story of the East Bar holocaust of 1991, Maragret Sullivan has made a very valuable contribution to our understanding of how cities can cope with nature's fine regime. Let this lesson on the ecology of fire be burned into the public memory."
Harold Gilliam, author of Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region
"History written with a grand sweep and at the same time an intense focus. Essential for those of us who lived in Berkeley during the great fire, perhaps even more essential for those who didn't."
Publisher, Heyday Books and author of The Ohlone Way