ₑ Early reader series ₥ By John U Bacon ⃛

ₑ Early reader series ₥ By John U Bacon ⃛ ₑ Early reader series ₥ By John U Bacon ⃛ The Great Halifax Explosion is absorbing from first page to last With deep research and evocative writing, John U Bacon has brought back to life this devastating wartime event and illuminated its lasting meaning DAVID MARANISS, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of Once in a Great City Fans of Ken Burns, Daniel James Browns The Boys in the Boat, and John Herseys Hiroshima will find in John Bacons meticulous reporting a story that literally rocked the world This is a story with an enormous heart this is an author with astounding range DOUG STANTON, New York Times bestselling author of The Odyssey of Echo Company A prodigiously researched and gripping account A vivid narrative that make s extensive use of archive material, family histories and newspaper accounts Toronto Star An eternal story worth knowing Well researched and told in an engaging style San Antonio Express News The most destructive moment of World War I occurred far from the Western Front, in Canada, where an explosion blew a city apart but propelled two nations together John U Bacon, a superbly talented historian and story teller, has rescued from obscurity an astonishing episode of horror and heroism GEORGE F WILL John U Bacons The Great Halifax Explosion is the seminal account of one of the bloodiest man made disasters in world history, which killed some 2,000 people This is a riveting, well written and researched World War I book Highly recommended DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, author of Cronkite Riveting Gripping Bacon applies something like a play by play strategy to his non fiction that makes it nearly bingeable A pleasure to read National Post Bacon does an excellent job of bringing the century old events to life He has immersed himself in old letters and journalistic accounts, finding the human stories that allow readers to connect with stories of men, women and children whose lives were ended or altered by the terrible explosion Chicago Tribune Engrossing and enthralling Gripping and deeply relatable A captivating and emotionally investing journey into a communitys great sadness and how it builds strength in times of unfathomable devastation A striking, poignant reminder that what is forgotten should be remembered once Pittsburgh Post Gazette Bacon has crafted a marvelous story about this huge tragedy Ultimately, it is a book about the power of the human spirit and how ordinary people overcome unimaginable horror to rebuild their lives and help others It is indeed a story for our times Providence JournalNATIONAL BESTSELLER Theriveting, tick tock accountof the largest manmade explosion in historyprior tothe atomic bomb,and the equally astonishing tales of survival and heroism that emerged from the ashes, from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author John U BaconAfter steaming out of New York City on December 1, 1917, laden with a staggering three thousand tons of TNT and other explosives, the munitions ship Mont Blanc fought its way up the Atlantic coast, through waters prowled by enemy U boats As it approached the lively port city of Halifax, Mont Blanc s deadly cargo erupted with the force of 2.9 kilotons of TNTthe most powerful explosion ever visited on a human population, save for HIroshima and Nagasaki Mont Blanc was vaporized in one fifteenth of a second a shockwave leveled the surrounding city Next came a thirty five foot tsunami Most astounding of all, however, were the incredible tales of survival and heroism that soon emerged from the rubble.This is the unforgettable story told in John U Bacon s The Great Halifax Explosion a ticktock account of fateful decisions that led to doom, the human faces of the blast s 11,000 casualties, and the equally moving individual stories of those who lived and selflessly threw themselves into urgent rescue work that saved thousands.The shocking scale of the disaster stunned the world, dominating global headlines even amid the calamity of the First World War Hours after the blast, Boston sent trains and ships filled with doctors, medicine, and money The explosion would revolutionize pediatric medicine transform U.S Canadian relations and provide physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, who studied the Halifax explosion closely when developing the atomic bomb, with history s only real world case study demonstrating the lethal power of a weapon of mass destruction.Mesmerizing and inspiring, Bacon s deeply researched narrative brings to life the tragedy, brvery, and surprising afterlife of one of the most dramatic events of modern times. 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    • Format Kindle
    • 432 pages
    • 0062666541
    • The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism
    • John U Bacon
    • Anglais
    • 2017-04-18T02:31+02:00