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City on fire : the explosion that devastated a Texas town and ignited a historic legal battle

Author: Bill Minutaglio
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Univeristy of Texas press editionView all editions and formats
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Offers an account of the explosions of two ships loaded with ammonium nitrate fertilizer that demolished Texas City, Texas, in April 1947, in one of the most catastrophic disasters in American  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Minutaglio, Bill.
City on fire
(OCoLC)874118606
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Minutaglio
ISBN: 9780292761049 029276104X 9780292761056 0292761058
OCLC Number: 874921913
Notes: Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Harper Collins, 2003.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: IntroductionTexas City Police DepartmentThe Priest: April 7, 1947The Voyage: April 7, 1947The Priest: April 8, 1947The Ship: April 8, 1947The Company: April 9, 1947The Ship: April 9, 1947The Priest: April 9, 1947The Ship: April 10, 1947The Mayor: April 10, 1947The Ship: April 10, 1947The Mayor: April 10, 1947The Warning: April 14, 1947The Ship: April 14, 1947The Priest: April 16, 1947, 6:00 A.M.-9:12 A.M.The People: April 16, 1947, 6:00 A.M.-9:12 A.M.The First Words from Texas City: April 16, 1947, 9:12 A.M.The Scientist: April 16, 9:12 A.M.The Mayor: April 16, 1947, 9:12 A.M.The City: April 16, 9:12 A.M.The MayorThe People: April 16, 1947, 9:12 A.M.Photo SectionThe Priest: April 16The Second Explosion: April 16, 10:00 A.M.-MidnightThe President: April 17, 1947The City: April 17, 1947The City: April 18, 1947The Gangster: April 19, 1947The Priest: April 24, 1947The Unknown Dead: June 22, 1947The Mayor: August 23, 1947"United States of America, Defendant": April 1948The Trial: April 1950"By Direction of the President of the United States": 1949-1952The King Can Do no Wrong: Summer 1953"Speak Freely": Fall 1953"Pleased to Advise": 1954-1955Good People: April 2001Acknowledgments
Responsibility: Bill Minutaglio.

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"City on Fire, [is] Bill Minutaglio's 2003 narrative account of the April 16, 1947 Texas City explosion, one of the worst disasters in American history." - Bryan-College Station Eagle "The definitive Read more...

 
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