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Sinking Of The Eastland by Jay Bonansinga
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Sep 19, 09

bookshelves: disasters, 2009-read
Read in September, 2009

Well, this is aptly named - America's forgotten tragedy. Who heard of the Eastland? This is a very sad story of that ship that capsized pretty much by the harbour wall in 1915 killing over 800 peopel en route to a company picnic.

Harrowing tale no doubt and respectfully told - focusses in part on a couple of families and the human interest angle therefore is particualrly engaging. Bonansinga also leans heavily on imagery that tells of the historical environmen tand this brings it greatly to life.

Extremely well told and even if you didn't know about this tragedy, you will be moved once you have read it.
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