The Great Plague and Fire of London by Charles J. Shields
(Great Disasters: Reforms and Ramifications)

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A detailed history of two disasters that befell London, England: the Great Plague of 1665 in which it is estimated that at least 70,000 died, and the Great Fire of 1666, which destroyed four-fifths of the city.
 

About Charles J. Shields

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A former English teacher who taught Harper Lee's novel for years, Charles J. Shields has a BA in English and an MA in American history from the University of Illinois, where he was a James Scholar. The author of many widely praised books for young people, he spent four years researching "Mockingbird" in Alabama, New York, and Kansas, speaking to hundreds of Lee's neighbors, friends, classmates, and culling facts from the archives of Truman Capote and other collections, as well as papers from the Monroe County (Alabama) courthouse and historical museum. He lives in central Virginia with his wife.
 
Published December 1, 2001 by Chelsea House Publications. 120 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Children's Books, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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