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Formac Lorimer Books Fall 2011 Trade

The Halifax Explosion
Heroes and Survivors
By (author): Joyce Glasner
Joyce Glasner


Amazing Stories



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Oct 11, 2011
$9.95 CAD
Withdrawn from Sale


216 x 140 x 13 mm | 180 gr

Page Count:

136 pages
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Amazing Stories
HISTORY / Canada / General
Social impact of disasters|History of the Americas
  • Short Description
A gripping account of the events of explosion in Halifax harbour, and stories of the heroes and survivors coping with the devastation.

The Halifax explosion was unprecedented in its devastation with regards to casualties, force and radius of the blast, and its widespread damage to property.

On the morning of December 6, 1917, a munitions vessel loaded with explosives collided with a cargo ship in Halifax harbour triggering the worst man-made explosion prior to Hiroshima. At about 9:06 A.M., 3121 tons of steel exploded into fragments, houses collapsed, factories toppled and churches crumbled. The apocalyptic blast ravaged Halifax and Dartmouth, killing at least 1900 people and injuring thousands more. This gripping account describes the events of that fateful day in vivid detail, following the heroes and survivors of the Halifax Explosion as they struggle to cope with the devastation.

JOYCE GLASNER lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her articles on gardening, travel, and the arts have appeared in a variety of publications. Her first book, The Halifax Explosion: Surviving the Blast that Shook a Nation was published by Altitude in 2003.

"There is good historical information given in this book and by reading it students may be exposed to a happening in Canadian History that they were previously unaware of." - Alison Edwards, Resource Links

"This is a good book. Glasner writes well, she has assembled pertinent illustrations to accompany the text, crafted a useful index, and the work generally focuses on people and events that will captivate younger readers" - George Sheppard, Canadian Teacher

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