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The Great Halifax Explosion

By John U. Bacon
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 006266655X
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : History
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The "riveting" (National Post) tick-tock account of the largest manmade explosion in history prior to the atomic bomb, and the equally astonishing tales of survival and heroism that emerged from the ashes “Enthralling. ... Gripping. ... A captivating and emotionally investing journey.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette After steaming out of New York City on December 1, 1917, laden with a staggering three thousand tons of TNT and other explosives, the munitions ship Mont-Blanc fought its way up the Atlantic coast, through waters prowled by enemy U-boats. As it approached the lively port city of Halifax, Mont-Blanc's deadly cargo erupted with the force of 2.9 kilotons of TNT—the most powerful explosion ever visited on a human population, save for HIroshima and Nagasaki. Mont-Blanc was vaporized in one fifteenth of a second; a shockwave leveled the surrounding city. Next came a thirty-five-foot tsunami. Most astounding of all, however, were the incredible tales of survival and heroism that soon emerged from the rubble. This is the unforgettable story told in John U. Bacon's The Great Halifax Explosion: a ticktock account of fateful decisions that led to doom, the human faces of the blast's 11,000 casualties, and the equally moving individual stories of those who lived and selflessly threw themselves into urgent rescue work that saved thousands. The shocking scale of the disaster stunned the world, dominating global headlines even amid the calamity of the First World War. Hours after the blast, Boston sent trains and ships filled with doctors, medicine, and money. The explosion would revolutionize pediatric medicine; transform U.S.-Canadian relations; and provide physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who studied the Halifax explosion closely when developing the atomic bomb, with history's only real-world case study demonstrating the lethal power of a weapon of mass destruction. Mesmerizing and inspiring, Bacon's deeply-researched narrative brings to life the tragedy, bravery, and surprising afterlife of one of the most dramatic events of modern times.

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  • Publisher : Good Press
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Halifax History Tour

By Stephen Gee
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Isbn : 1445641895
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 220
  • File Pdf: halifax-history-tour.pdf

Book Summary:

While many of Halifax's historic buildings are still present today, this Minster town has developed significantly over the last 150 years. Since the Victorian period, some scenes have altered beyond all recognition, and the changes to transport, from horse and carts to motorisation, have also affected the town s landscape. Halifax History Tour follows a trail through the town, explaining the history behind its well-known landmarks. Along the way, you will discover the impact of the Bull Green development scheme and the former uses of some of Halifax's finest buildings.

The Braille Jail Anthology: A History of the Halifax School for the Blind

By Chris Stark
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1387235680
  • Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 878
  • File Pdf: the-braille-jail-anthology.pdf

Book Summary:

Searches for information about residential schools for the blind in Canada are barren and missing from search results. Yes, there are lots of results for residential school experiences of other groups of Canadian children but once again people who are blind have been ignored... the lack of information about the experiences of blind children in a residential school setting is the motivation for making my research public. . Originally I conducted this research as a way of understanding the origins of my educational experiences as a child. It helped me to come to terms with what I had endured at the . Halifax School for the Blind. Understanding why my childhood had been so different than those who attended public school who I met after graduation from the Halifax school for the Blind was so different.

Broken Man on a Halifax Pier

By Lesley Choyce
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 1459745256
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 401
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Book Summary:

Broken Man on a Halifax Pier is a tale of one man’s shipwrecked life and an unlikely crew of rescuers hoping to save not only him but also themselves.

From Hull, Hell's Kitchen & Halifax Bomber!

By David Taylor
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 0244030995
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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 641
  • File Pdf: from-hull-hell-s-kitchen-halifax-bomber.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is a factual account from memory and research of the recent history of a family.

Catastrophe

By T. Joseph Scanlon
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Isbn : 1771123737
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 285
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Book Summary:

Catastrophe weaves together compelling stories and potent lessons learned from the calamitous Halifax explosion—the worst non-natural disaster in North America before 9/11. On December 6, 1917, the Canadian city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was shattered when volatile cargo on the SS Mont-Blanc freighter exploded in the bustling wartime harbour. More than nineteen hundred people were killed and nine thousand injured. Across more than two square kilometres some 1200 homes, factories, schools and churches were obliterated or heavily damaged. Written from a scholarly perspective but in a journalistic style accessible to the general reader, this book explores how the explosion influenced later emergency planning and disaster theory. Rich in firsthand accounts gathered in decades of research in Canada, the US, the UK, France and Norway, the book examines the disaster from all angles. It delivers an inspiring message: the women and men at “ground zero” responded speedily, courageously, and effectively, fighting fires, rescuing the injured, and sheltering the homeless. The book also shows that the generous assistance that later came from central Canada and the US also brought some unhelpful intrusions by outside authorities. Unable to imagine the horror of the initial crisis, they ignored or even vilified a number of the first responders. This book will be of particular interest to disaster researchers and emergency planners along with journalists, and scholars of history, Maritime studies, and Canadian studies.

Into the Night Sky

By Paul Tweddle
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn : 0752496131
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 406
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Book Summary:

Britain's most northerly bomber base - Middleton St George in County Durham - played a key role in the RAF's strategic night bomber offensive against Germany - from the day its resident Whitley bomber squadron flew its first offensive operational sorties in April 1941 up until the end of the war in Europe in May 1945. Over four hard years of total war, its squadrons of Whitleys, Halifaxes and Lancasters flew in all the main RAF offensives against the Third Reich. These included the Thousand Bomber Raids, the Battles of the Ruhr, Hamburg and Berlin, and finally the huge daylight raids that pulverised the failing heart of Nazi Germany in the closing months of the war in Europe.

John Halifax, Gentleman

By Dinah Maria Mulock Craik,Simon Van Booy
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062378295
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 794
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Book Summary:

A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from Simon Van Booy, nationally best-selling author of Father’s Day and The Illusion of Separateness A compelling historical novel of a young man’s rise from poverty to wealth in a small provincial town during the Industrial Revolution, now available in a Legacy Edition from Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Like Charles Dickens’s beloved David Copperfield, John Halifax is an orphan, determined to make his success through honest hard work. He becomes an apprentice to Abel Flecher, a tanner and a Quaker, and is soon befriended by Abel’s invalid son, Phineas, who chronicles John’s success in business and love, rising from the humblest of origins to the pinnacle of wealth made possible by England’s Industrial Revolution. Dinah Maria Mulock Craik explores the sweeping transformation wrought by this revolutionary technological age, including the rise of the middle class and its impact on the social, economic, and political makeup of the nation as it moved from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century. This Legacy Edition features a lush design and French flaps.

Understanding and Being

By Bernard Lonergan
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Isbn : 1487599374
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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 255
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Book Summary:

Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984) was a noted Canadian philosopher and theologian. He devoted his life to articulating a generalized method of inquiry and its implications, not only for the human and natural sciences, but also for a better world and a higher quality of human life. His own clear vision showed him the need to overcome the terrible fragmentation of knowledge and life in our time. The struggle to achieve an integrated view is the theme that unified the body of his work. In the history of that struggle, Understanding and Being plays a central role. Published a year after his profound and complex Insight, it is the edited transcription of some thirty hours of Lonergan's lectures on that seminal book. Understanding and Being serves as a guide to the very challenging terrain of Insight, or, as one commentator put it, if Insight is the Everest in the range of Lonergan's works, Understanding and Being is the approach through rolling foothills. This edition, the second, incorporates more of the historical setting in the text and adds a wealth of explanatory notes, as well as previously unedited discussions that followed the lectures.