Ship Ablaze

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Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum By Ed O'Donnell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767909068
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown - June 8th, 2004

The horrifying chronicle of the conflagration aboard an excursion steamer on the East River in New York City. The General Slocum tragedy claimed over 1,000 lives, most of them women and young children. It remained, until the attack on the World Trade Center, New York's most deadly disaster. Fascinating, not only as a precise, minute by minute recounting of the tragedy, but as a detailed examination of the era that spawned it. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves