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Cowan, David 1963-

Overview
Works: 3 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 888 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LD7501.C434, 372.977311
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Most widely held works by David Cowan
To sleep with the angels : the story of a fire by David Cowan( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninety-two children and three nuns died in a fire at a Catholic elementary school on Chicago's West Side in December 1958, and the authors interview survivors, investigate the possibility of arson, and relate the resulting changes in fire safety standards in American schools
Great Chicago fires : historic blazes that shaped a city by David Cowan( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the stories of the fires that have shaped the city of Chicago, including the burning of Fort Dearborn in 1812, the Iroquois Theater fire, the Our Lady of the Angels school fire, and the legendary Chicago Fire that destroyed the city
To sleep with the angels : the story of a fire by David Cowan( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If burying a child has a special poignancy, the tragedy at a Catholic elementary school in Chicago almost fifty years ago was an extraordinary moment of grief. One of the deadliest fires in American history, it took the lives of ninety-two children and three nuns at Our Lady of the Angels School, left many families physically and psychologically scarred for life, and destroyed a close-knit working-class neighborhood. This is the moving story of that fire and its consequences, written by two journalists who have been obsessed with the events of that terrible day in December 1958. It is a story of ordinary people caught up in a disaster that shocked the nation. In gripping detail, those who were there-children, teachers, firefighters-describe the fear, desperation, and panic that prevailed in and around the stricken school building on that cold Monday afternoon. But beyond the flames, the story of the fire at Our Lady of the Angels became an enigma whose mystery has deepened with time: its cause was never officially explained despite evidence that it had been intentionally set by a troubled student at the school
 
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