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The Town That Died: A Chronicle Of The Halifax Explosion

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192 pages
Published 2011 by Nimbus Pub.
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Jessie
Oct 27, 2016 Jessie rated it liked it
This book took many sources and put them together to make a narrative composed of facts. The facts are amazing and this event in history was interesting to me. I hadn't ever heard about this explosion before, and since I will be on a mission for my church there, I wanted to learn about it. This book was a good resource for knowledge. It was written like a text book.
Some of the facts are: This was the biggest man-made explosion in the world before the atomic bomb. It killed 2,000 people and wou
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Betty
Many people in this age of man-made destruction are not familiar with the first, the largest, man-made explosion in the world before Hiroshima, in the somewhat isolated Maritimes of Canada. This is the story of how on Dec. 6, 1917, the town of Halifax was decimated.

The late Michael J. Bird wrote this account of the explosion in 1962. Since then there have been several editions, the edition I read was printed in 2011.

Several books have been written both about what led to this disaster, and also
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Sheila
Nov 25, 2014 Sheila rated it really liked it
The book begins with the background of the events that lead to the Halifax Explosion in 19, 1917. The author does a good job of introducing characters that lived in Halifax on that fateful day, then after the explosion, he relates what happened to each of those individuals. We get a glimpse of how life was on that fateful day and during the first few days following the explosion. At the end, he describes the investigation into the terrible tragedy.
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Aug 15, 2016 Lisa added it
Interesting history, especially with an upcoming trip to Nova Scotia. I was completely unaware of the Halifax Explosion.
Janet Durham
Very interesting story. Wish they hadn't jumped around so much in the chronology, but I really enjoyed it.
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