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Eastland: Legacy of the Titanic [Paperback]

Item : Eastland: Legacy of the Titanic [Paperback]
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Author Author : Hilton, George W.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0804728011
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780804728010
Publisher Publisher : Stanford University Press
Pages Pages : 384
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 101377562

This is the first comprehensive account of the capsizing in 1915 of the steamer Eastland, an accident that killed more than 800 men, women, and childrenthe worst disaster of any kind in the history of Chicago and the worst in the history of the Great Lakes.Reviews Hilton has written a comprehensive and exhaustive study of the worst disaster in Chicago's history. . . . Alterations and the addition of more lifeboats and rafts after the Titanic sank made the Eastland so unstable that it rolled over in the Chicago River. . . . The vessel's entire career is examined, and . . . the disaster itself is meticulously described and analyzed. Hilton also critically evaluates the subsequent civil and criminal court proceedings, raising a number of issues relating to marine safety regulations and the compensation of the victims' families. Choice Irony and tragedy combine in this account of America's worst marine disaster. . . . Hilton constructs a careful account of the events leading up to the calamity. The disaster itself is recounted minute by minute. . . . The numerous illustrations and period photographs, as well as numerous appendixes, make this a definitive account. Library Journal This is the book on the Eastland. Inland Seas It contains vivid accounts of drownings and rescues, heroism and cowardice. Chicago Tribune Hilton has written a comprehensive and exhaustive study of the worst disaster in Chicago's history. . . . Alterations and the addition of more lifeboats and rafts after the Titanic sank made the Eastland so unstable that it rolled over in the Chicago River. . . . The vessel's entire career is examined, and . . . the disaster itself is meticulously described and analyzed. Hilton also critically evaluates the subsequent civil and criminal court proceedings, raising a number of issues relating to marine safety regulations and the compensation of the victims' families. More than 800 people lost their lives when the steamer Eastland capsized in the Chicago RlÓ7

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