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Curse Of The Narrows

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Author: Laura M. Mac Donald
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2009-05-26
Book Size: 23.95 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
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Curse Of The Narrows

by Laura M. Mac Donald, Curse Of The Narrows Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Curse Of The Narrows book, In 1917, the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was crowded with ships leaving for war-torn Europe. On December 6th, two of them-the Mont Blanc and the Imo-collided in the Narrows, a hard-to-navigate stretch of the harbor. Ablaze, and with explosions on her deck filling the sky, the Mont Blanc grounded against the city's docks. As thousands rushed to their windows and into the streets to watch, she exploded with such force that the 3,121 tons of her iron hull vaporized in a cloud that shot up more than 2,000 feet; the explosion was so unusual that Robert Oppenheimer would study its effects to predict the devastation of an atomic bomb. The blast caused a giant wave that swept over parts of the city, followed by a slick, black rain that fell for ten minutes. Much of the city was flattened, and not one in 12,000 buildings within a 16-mile radius left undamaged. More than 1,600 Haligonians were killed and 6,000 injured; and within twenty-four hours, a blizzard had isolated Halifax from the world. Set vividly against the background of World War I, Curse of the Narrows is the first major account of the world's largest pre-atomic explosion, the epic relief mission from Boston, and the riveting trial of the Mont Blanc's captain and pilot. Laura M. Mac Donald is as adept at describing the dynamics of a chain reaction explosion as she is at chronicling unforgettable human dramas of miraculous survival, unfathomable loss, and the medical breakthroughs in pediatrics and eye surgery that followed the disaster . Using primary sources--many of which haven't been read in decades and--with a wonderful feel for narrative history, Mac Donald chronicles one of the most compelling and dramatic events of the 20th century.



Curse Of The Narrows

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Author: Marci D. Griffin
Publisher: Infinity Pub
Release Date: 1999-06-01
Book Size: 36.24 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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The Book Review Digest

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Release Date: 2005
Book Size: 68.11 MB
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Category : Bibliography
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The Publishers Weekly

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Release Date: 2006
Book Size: 76.24 MB
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Category : American literature
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A Paradise Built In Hell

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Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Book Size: 69.72 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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by Rebecca Solnit, A Paradise Built In Hell Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download A Paradise Built In Hell book, The author of Men Explain Things to Me explores the moments of altruism and generosity that arise in the aftermath of disaster Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.



School Library Journal

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Release Date: 2005
Book Size: 44.32 MB
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Category : Children's libraries
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Proceedings Of The Royal Geographical Society And Monthly Record Of Geography

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Author: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
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Release Date: 1887
Book Size: 16.24 MB
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Category : Voyages and travels
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Quill Quire

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Release Date: 2006
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Wisdom Justice And Charity

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Author: Suzanne Morton
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2014-06-09
Book Size: 78.15 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 328
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Wisdom Justice And Charity

by Suzanne Morton, Wisdom Justice And Charity Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Wisdom Justice And Charity book, One of Canada’s first social workers, Jane B. Wisdom had an active career in social welfare that spanned almost the first half of the twentieth century. Competent, thoughtful, and trusted, she had a knack for being in important places at pivotal moments. Wisdom’s transnational career took her from Saint John to Montreal, New York City, Halifax, and Glace Bay, as well as into almost every field of social work. Her story offers a remarkable opportunity to uncover what life was like for front-line social workers in the profession’s early years. In Wisdom, Justice, and Charity, historian Suzanne Morton uses Wisdom’s professional life to explore how the welfare state was built from the ground up by thousands of pragmatic and action-oriented social workers. Wisdom’s career illustrates the impact of professionalization, gender, and changing notions of the state – not just on those in the emergent profession of social work but also on those in need. Her life and career stand as a potent allegory for the limits and possibilities of individual action.



Publications Of The Buffalo Historical Society

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Author: Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, N.Y.)
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Release Date: 1880
Book Size: 41.97 MB
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Category : Buffalo (N.Y.)
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Publications Of The Buffalo Historical Society

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