The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism (MP3 CD)

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Before Hiroshima, there was Halifax. The cataclysmic eruption of over six million tons of TNT and other explosives from a collision in Halifax harbor in 1917 killed thousands and obliterated much of the city in the most horrific manmade disaster before the atomic bomb. Yet the story is not only a brutal side effect of war, but a tale of people who immediately, and instinctively, banded together to resurrect what remained of their city, their families, and themselves. — Mike Hare

Although the people in Halifax, Nova Scotia who had gathered along the harbor to watch the fire didn't know it, the burning French cargo ship Mont Blanc was carrying 6 million pounds of TNT and volatile picric acid. When the ship exploded about fifteen minutes later, the blast turned the surrounding area into a hellish, body strewn wasteland, killing 2,000 people. This is the harrowing story of one of the worst man-made disasters in history and the courageous determination of people from both Canada and Boston to build a new city from the rubble. — Alden Graves

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From the New York Times bestselling author, a gripping narrative-nonfiction account of the largest manmade detonation prior to Hiroshima: in 1917 a ship laden with the most explosives ever packed on a vessel sailed out of Brooklyn's harbor for the trenches of World War I; when it stopped in Halifax, Nova Scotia, an extraordinary disaster awaited...
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ISBN: 9781538455906
ISBN-10: 1538455900
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Language: English
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