The Great Halifax Explosion

The Great Halifax Explosion

A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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An account of the Great Halifax explosion of 1917 when the freighter Mont-Blanc, carrying six million pounds of explosives, detonated, sending a shockwave that leveled the surrounding city.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062666536
Characteristics: ix, 418 pages : illustrations, map


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" In 1889 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, several days of heavy rain brought tragedy when the dam at Lake Conemaugh finally broke, sending a gigantic wave of water and smashed houses hurtling toward the blue-collar town below, killing more than 2000 people. When some victims sued the country club where the Carnegies, Mellons, and other local millionaires vacationed, which owned the faulty dam, the courts ruled it was 'an act of God.' "

DBRL_Nathan Mar 01, 2018

The story Bacon weaves around the fateful events in December 1917 in Halifax, NS is very engaging. The courageous spirit of the people of Halifax and Nova Scotia, Canada as well as the kindness and generosity of the people of Boston is truly inspiring.

ArapahoeKati Dec 27, 2017

An engaging and detailed account of a horrific disaster that not many people have heard of.

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