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The greatest disaster stories ever told
Underwood, Lamar.
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Guilford, CT : Lyons, [2002]

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ix, 402 pages ; 24 cm
9/11 : Tower one / Michael Wright -- 9/11 : the 102 minutes / Jim Dwyer ... [et al.] -- To sleep with the angels : the story of a fire / David Cowan & John Kuenster -- The circus fire / Steward O'Nan -- The Triangle fire / Leon Stein -- Mount St. Helens / Rob Carson -- Isaac's storm / Erik Larson -- The Johnstown flood / David G. McCullough -- The night lives on / Walter Lord -- The last voyage of the Lusitania / A.A. Hoehling & Mary Hoehling -- Abandon ship! The saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis / Richard F. Newcomb -- A killing wind : inside Union Carbide and the Bhopal catastrophe / Dan Kurzman -- Challenger : the final voyage / Richard S. Lewis -- The sky is falling / Arthur Weingarten -- The last nine minutes : the story of Flight 981 / Moira Johnston -- Aviation's greatest disaster / David Grayson -- Deadly departure / Christine Negroni.
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D24 .G74 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Recounts incidents of natural and man-made disasters, incorporating eyewitness testimony and forensic information, and addresses catastrophies from the Johnstown flood to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Author Notes

Lamar Underwood is a former editor in chief of "Sports Afield" & "Outdoor Life", & the author of the novel "On Dangerous Ground". He is also the editor of "The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told", "The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told", & "Man Eaters". Presently, he serves as Editorial director of the Outdoor Magazine Group of Harris Publications in New York.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Lamar UnderwoodMichael WrightJim Dwyer and Eric Lipton and Kevin Flynn and James Glanz and Ford FessendenDavid Cowan and John KuensterSteward O'NanLeon SteinRob CarsonErik LarsonDavid G. McCulloughWalter LerdA.A. Hechling and Mary HechlingRichard E NewcombDan KurzmanRichard S. LewisArthur WeingartenMoira JohnstonDavid GraysonChristine Negroni
Introductionp. vii
Part 1 Terrorist Attacks: Evil At Its Ultimate
9/11: Tower Onep. 3
9/11: The 102 Minutesp. 13
Part 2 The Crucible of Fire: Tragedy, Escape, and Remembrance
To Sleep With the Angels: The Story of a Firep. 37
The Circus Firep. 75
The Triangle Firep. 99
Part 3 Natural Causes: When Time and Luck Run Out
Mount St. Helensp. 131
Issac's Stormp. 145
The Johnstown Floodp. 175
Part 4 Disaster at Sea: Victims, Heroes, and Doomed Voyages
The Night Lives Onp. 197
The Last Voyage of the Lusitaniap. 215
Abandon Ship! The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolisp. 241
Part 5 The Hand of Man: Of Failure and Catastrophe
A Killing Wind: Inside Union Carbide and the Bhopal Catastrophep. 267
Challenger: The Final Voyagep. 287
Part 6 Flights that Failed: Aviation's Darkest Hours
The Sky Is Fallingp. 309
The Last Nine Minutes: The Story of Flight 981p. 345
Aviation's Greatest Disasterp. 365
Deadly Departurep. 377
About the Editorp. 399
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 401