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Trapped! : [the story of Floyd Collins]

Author: Robert K Murray; Roger W Brucker; Joe Barrett; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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The sensationalism and hysteria of the rescue attempt in early 1925 of caver Floyd Collins 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's situation was front-page news throughout the country, hourly bulletins interrupted radio programs, and Congress recessed to hear  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Floyd Collins; Floyd Collins
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Murray; Roger W Brucker; Joe Barrett; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ISBN: 9781433224218 1433224216
OCLC Number: 489405552
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Performer(s): Read by Joe Barrett.
Description: 9 sound cassettes (ca. 12 hr.) : analog.
Responsibility: by Robert K. Murray and Roger W. Brucker.

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The sensationalism and hysteria of the rescue attempt in early 1925 of caver Floyd Collins 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's situation was front-page news throughout the country, hourly bulletins interrupted radio programs, and Congress recessed to hear the latest word. With a new epilogue revealing additional information about the Floyd Collins story that has come to light since the book was first published, Trapped! is both a tense adventure and a brilliant historical recreation of the past.

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