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

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  • 1 of 7 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fort Nelson Public Library.

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Fort Nelson Public Library 971.6225 BAC (Text) 35246000937274 Non-Fiction (upper level) Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062666536 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, a gripping narrative-nonfiction account of the world's largest manmade explosion before the atomic bomb. In December 1917, a freighter carrying 3,000 tons of explosives sailed from Brooklyn bound for the trenches of WWI - en route, a cataclysmic disaster awaited. Bacon recreates the recklessness that caused the tragedy, the selfless rescue efforts that saved thousands, and the inspiring resilience that rebuilt the town.
Subject: Halifax Explosion, Halifax, NS, 1917.
Explosions > Nova Scotia > Halifax > History > 20th century.
Halifax (NS) > History > 20th century.

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