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An anthology of the 15 best true disaster stories from the popular book series by John Stark Bellamy II. Revisit the most terrible tragedies in Cleveland history, including: * The apocalyptic East Ohio Gas Company explosion and fire of 1944, which destroyed an entire east side neighborhood; * Genius inventor Garrett A. Morgan's daring underground rescue efforts (using his recently invented gas mask) during the gruesome 1916 waterworks collapse; * The unspeakably horrible Collinwood school fire of 1908, in which 172 schoolchildren perished in panic because of obstructed exits; * The Cleveland Clinic disaster of 1929, in which thousands of pounds of X-ray film exploded in flames, causing 123 deaths; * The grisly drama of two doomed workmen buried alive in the very concrete that became Cleveland's celebrated landmark--the Terminal Tower. A great introduction to Bellamy's five-book Cleveland crime and disaster series.… (més)
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Títol:Cleveland's Greatest Disasters!: Sixteen Tragic Tales of Death and Destruction--An Anthology
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Informació:Gray & Company, Publishers (2009), Edition: 1, 221 pages
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It's easy to overload on these "16 tragic true tales of death and destruction", because the moral of most is that people can be amazingly, as my niece was wont to say, "toopit!". Venality, corner-cutting and just plain what-were-you-thinking? idiocy underlies most of the tragedies here. And yet there's a certain fascination to these vignettes, too, igniting the same impulse that leads (some of us) to endless episodes of "Ice Road Truckers".
And the heroes. You'll find them aplenty. They rise in opposition to the "toopit" and try to save the day, or at least try to save as many people as they can.
John Stark Bellamy II has done an excellent job of illuminating some of the lowest points of Cleveland's history, in highly readable stories that immerse you in the action "as it happens" far better than the evening news. Take a stroll through time - and my favorite city - with him. ( )
  KarenIrelandPhillips | Jan 6, 2016 |
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An anthology of the 15 best true disaster stories from the popular book series by John Stark Bellamy II. Revisit the most terrible tragedies in Cleveland history, including: * The apocalyptic East Ohio Gas Company explosion and fire of 1944, which destroyed an entire east side neighborhood; * Genius inventor Garrett A. Morgan's daring underground rescue efforts (using his recently invented gas mask) during the gruesome 1916 waterworks collapse; * The unspeakably horrible Collinwood school fire of 1908, in which 172 schoolchildren perished in panic because of obstructed exits; * The Cleveland Clinic disaster of 1929, in which thousands of pounds of X-ray film exploded in flames, causing 123 deaths; * The grisly drama of two doomed workmen buried alive in the very concrete that became Cleveland's celebrated landmark--the Terminal Tower. A great introduction to Bellamy's five-book Cleveland crime and disaster series.

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