HB-302PROPHET OF THE ENDby the Editor of Harvestime BooksHarvestime BooksAltamont, TN 37301 USAPrinted in the United States of AmericaCover Painting: Jimi ClaybrooksCover and Text Copyright © 1988 byResearch Institute for Better Reading, Inc.PROPHET OF THE END
About the cover: The front cover is based on a historic photograph that was snapped on the morning of April 18, 1906, only a few hours after the disastrous San Francisco earthquake took place. This photograph is now housed in the Bancroft Library of the University of California. It is believed that the scene may have been shot by Arnold Genthe, a professional photographer who took several outstanding photographs just after the earthquake struck Looking eastward down Market Street, toward the Bay, we can see the tower of the eighteen-story Call newspaper building on fire at Third and Market. Only an hour or two earlier, fire broke out in the tower of this, the tallest building in town, and now it is gradually burning unhindered, floor by floor, to the ground. The pavement below lies flooded with water from broken mains, rendering the city fire-fighting equipment useless.By order of General Funston and Mayor Schmitt, the streets have been cleared of all unauthorized citizens, and troops from Fort Mason and the Presidio are patrolling with rifles and fixed bayonets the almost-deserted streets to prevent looting.The back cover is a reconstniction of the same location the day before. Amid the bright colors of spring, no one dreams of what the morrow is to bring. Indeed, this very evening-in the other direction-a few blocks to the west up Market Street at the block-long Pavilion across from the City Hall, a `Skating Masked Carnival," sponsored by the Municipal Board of Supervisors, is scheduled to frolick into the night Festivities will run until past midnight Less than five hours later - and the San Andreas Fault will speak with death.
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