Author: Rasky, Frank
Publisher: Longman Canada Ltd.
Year Published: 1970
Subcategory: History / Canada / General
Condition Rating: Like new, no creases, no spine breakage
Summary: The ten disasters described in this fascinating book are the Frank Slide, the forest fires that razed South Porcupine and Haileybury, the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, the Regina tornado, the Halifax Explosion, the fire in the Knights of Columbus Hall at St. John's, Newfoundland, the Winnipeg flood, the Springhill mine cave-in, the collapse of the Second Narrows Bridge in Vancouver, and Hurricane Hazel.\n\nPrior to reporting these tragedies so vividly and accurately, Mr. Rasky interviewed thousands of survivors, read every available report and sifted masses of conflicting evidence. The stories emerged as not only accounts of the events but in-depth studies of the people involved and their reaction to the almost certain death that was facing them. Women, Mr. Rasky found, react differently from men and the sheer terror of the mob's panic produces most unlikely heroes.
In Store Location: Bookcase 84 - Canadian History 1,