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Trapped! : the story of Floyd Collins

Author: Robert K Murray; Roger W Brucker
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [1999], ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"The sensationalism and hysteria of the attempt to rescue Floyd Collins from the cave where he was trapped in early 1925 generated America's first true media spectacle and one of the seminal events of the century. The crowds that gathered outside Sand Cave in Kentucky turned the rescue site into a carnival. Collins' situation was front-page news throughout the country, ranked the third largest news story between two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Floyd Collins; Floyd Collins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Murray; Roger W Brucker
ISBN: 0813101530 9780813101538
OCLC Number: 43636402
Notes: Revision of the 1982 edition with a new epilogue.
Description: 347 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Robert K. Murray and Roger W. Brucker.

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This text is an historical recreation of an event in the past that became the first true media spectacle in America. The book charts the story of Floyd Collins' entrapment in a Kentucky cave in 1925,  Read more...

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""TRAPPED! is both a tense adventure and a brilliant historical recreation of the past."" -- "pselunking-books.blogspot.com"

 
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