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The great Halifax explosion : a World War I story of treachery, tragedy, and extraordinary heroism / John U. Bacon.

Book Book ([2017])
Description: ix, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, photographs ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
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  • ISBN: 9780062666536
  • ISBN: 0062666533
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-397) and index.
Contents:
Part I: A forgotten story -- A century of gratitude -- Under cover of darkness -- Part II: O Canada -- "Why aren't we Americans?" -- Waking up just in time -- Part III: The Great War -- A near to Hell -- Halifax at war -- Life and death on the Western Front -- Halifax Harbour -- "It can't be any worse" -- "The city's newer part" -- Wounded inside and out -- Part IV: A dangerous dance -- Two ships -- December 5, 1917 -- A game of chicken -- "Look to your boats!" -- Box 83 -- "Oh, something awful is going to happen" -- Part V: 9:04:35 a.m. -- One-fifteenth of a second -- Parting the sea -- Blown away -- They're all gone -- The panic -- Part VI: Help -- No time to explain -- Ready to go the limit -- A steady stream of victims -- Blizzard -- Lost and found -- The last stop -- The yanks are coming -- A working sabbath -- "It's me, Barbara!" -- Small gifts -- A toast to allies -- Part VII: Rebuilding -- The missing and the dead -- The inquiry -- Christmas, 1917 -- Orphans -- "Don't stare" -- The trials -- The wholesome discord of a thousand saws -- Part VIII: Facing the future -- New lives -- The accidental doctor -- The lasting impact -- The reunion.
Summary:
A gripping account of the world's largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb describes the events that led to the catastrophic igniting of the French freighter Mont-Blanc in 1917 Halifax, killing and wounding thousands while leading to advances in medicine and weapons science.
Alternate Title: World War I story of treachery, tragedy, and extraordinary heroism
Citation: Bacon, John U. "The great Halifax explosion : a World War I story of treachery, tragedy, and extraordinary heroism ." New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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