This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason by Mark Molesky.
05-03-2016 (Photo: An undated handout painting shows people recovering a girl from ruins in Lisbon after an earthquake hit the city on November 1, #1755.) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules http://johnbatchelorshow.com/blog Twitter: @BatchelorShow This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason by #MarkMolesky.
“The definitive history of the #Lisbon earthquake and its aftermath. [This Gulf of Fire] combines exhaustive research with dramatic eyewitness accounts and modern discoveries in geology and seismology … Molesky has masterfully revived [the Lisbon tragedy] here. [This is] a powerful story about human and cultural loss and recovery that is hard to forget.”—R.W. Clark, Washington Independent Review of Books
“Molesky’s rendering of the continent-wide philosophical debate following the earthquake is particularly lucid.”—Henrik Bering, The New Criterion
“[A] vivid portrayal . . . Molesky’s story is well-informed and well-paced . . . [and] fluent prose and vivid vignettes keep the reader engaged . . . Molesky paints a dolorous picture of the decadence of the pre-earthquake city . . . [and] knows everything worth knowing about the quake.”—Felipe Fernández-Armesto, The Wall Street Journal