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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

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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
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the spring of 1964, Anchorage, Alaska, was a modern-day frontier town yearning to be a metropolis--the 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 woman's 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 worldwide--but only briefly. That Easter weekend in Anchorage, Genie and a cast of endearingly eccentric characters--from a mountaineering psychologist to the local community theater group staging Our Town--were thrown into a jumbled world they could not recognize. Together, they would make a home in it again." -- inside front jacket flap
  • The Good Friday, 1964, Anchorage, Alaska earthquake, and newscaster Genie Chance remaining on-air to broadcast events
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
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Mooallem, Jon
Dewey number
363.34/95097983509046
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Chance, Genie
  • Alaska Earthquake, Alaska, 1964
  • Earthquakes
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
  • NATURE / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief
  • Earthquakes
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
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This is Chance! : the shaking of an all-American city, a voice that held it together, Jon Mooallem
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Copyright
Note
"This is a work of nonfiction. Some names and identifying details have been changed"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-315)
Control code
on1145967693
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 315 pages
Isbn
9780525509912
Lccn
2019015815
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1145967693
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"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-315)
Control code
on1145967693
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 315 pages
Isbn
9780525509912
Lccn
2019015815
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1145967693

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