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The last days of St. Pierre : the volcanic disaster that claimed thirty thousand lives

Author: Ernest Zebrowski
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the eruption of Mount Pelee in 1902, contrasting life on the island of Martinique before and after the disaster.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Zebrowski
ISBN: 0813530415 9780813530413
OCLC Number: 46812045
Description: x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ashes from the sky --
Islands in the sun --
Public servant --
Tarnished silver --
An ominous weekend --
Lahar --
Kettle of frogs --
La Sourgrière --
Final edition --
Whrilwind of fire --
Death in the bay --
Close encounters --
Front pages --
After the end --
Other side of the mountain --
Cauldrons of hell --
Mouth of the dragon --
Lessons unlearned.
Responsibility: Ernest Zebrowski.

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The author counts down the days leading to the explosion of Mont Pelee on Martinique in 1902, which caused the deaths of nearly 30,000 people. He shows how the catastrophe was particularly tragic as  Read more...

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"I have come from hell." - badly burned survivor Captain Edward Freeman, of the British steamship Roddam

 
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