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BOOKS and NEWSPAPERS

on

THE PESHTIGO FIRE

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NEWER SELECTIONS:

Firestorm at Peshtigo: A Town, Its People and the Deadliest Fire in American History  - co-authors Denise Gess & William Lutz; Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated; Paperback,  April 2003;   ISBN:0805072934; 265pp

Peshtigo - Author Bill Bergstrom; Publisher: Xlibris Corporation; 2003; Paperback; ISBN: 1401098886
 
Ghosts of the Fireground: Echoes of the Great Peshtigo Fire and the Calling of  a Wildland Firefighter - Author Peter M. Leschak; Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; July 2003;  ISBN: 0062517783 
" In this riveting account, veteran wildland firefighter Peter Leschak takes the reader back to Peshtigo, Wisconsin, where, in 1871, the deadliest fire in North American history was fought. Leschak shows how the battle against that fierce blaze profoundly influenced the manner in which firefighters work today."
 
* The Great Peshtigo Fire: An Eyewitness Account - Author Rev. Peter Pernin; Published by State Historical Society of Wisconsin Staff;  Paperback, May 1999; ISBN: 087020310X; Paperback, 64pp. This is a republication of
the original account written in 1871. Second edition 2003
 
* Fire at Peshigo - author, Robert W. Wells; Prentice-Hall, Inc., Eaglewood Cliffs, New Jersey; 1972 This is a collection of first hand accounts and memoirs of survivors.

Disaster - Troy Allen; Castle Books, New Jersey; 1974

* Burning bush : including Many rivers to cross -  by Alice Judy Behrend; Peshtigo, Wis. : Peshtigo Times, 1988.
 
  * Indicates books of particular value in first hand description, research of details and quality of writing.

OLD SELECTIONS:


The Great Fires In Wisconsin - author, Frank Tilton;  Robinson & Kustermann, Green Bay; published 1871

The Great Conflagration - editors, James W. Sheahan and George P. Upton; Union Publishing Company, Chicago; 1872

History of the Great Fires - Frank Tilton; Robinson & Kustermann, Green Bay; published 1871

State of Wisconsin - Journal of Proceedings - Twenty-Sixth Annual Session In Assembly (State Congress); Atwood & Culver, Madison, Wisconsin; 1873

The Milwaukee Journal - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 1871

The Marinette and Peshtigo Eagle - Marinette, Wisconsin, October 1871

The Green Bay Times - Green Bay, Wisconsin, October 1871

The Oconto County Lumberman - Oconto, Wisconsin 

 

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