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Disasters, accidents, and crises in American history : a reference guide to the nation's most catastrophic events

Author: Ballard C Campbell
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, ©2008.
Series: Facts on File library of American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers over 200 events, including "earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, riots, assassinations, blizzards, terrorist attacks, military crises, election deadlocks, scandals, health scares, tornadoes, rebellions, invasions, economic collapses, environmental disasters, explosions, and others."
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ballard C Campbell
ISBN: 9780816066032 0816066035
OCLC Number: 155755712
Description: xviii, 461 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Hurricanes, tornados, storms, and blizzards --
Earthquakes, floods, and forest fires --
Other natural disasters --
Environmental disasters --
Riots and terrorist attacks --
Social disasters and crises --
Sensational crimes --
Military disasters --
Fires --
Ship and maritime accidents --
Rail, automobile, and air accidents --
Bridge and dam collapses, explosions, and industrial accidents --
Epidemics and health crises --
Economic, business, and labor crises --
Rebellions, uprisings, and revolts --
Political crises --
Military crises --
Presidential election crises and assassinations --
Accidents and mysteries --
Agencies and emergency relief --
Appendix A : Disaster movies --
Appendix B : "Worst of" lists : the worst disasters, accidents, and crises in American history* (only events included in this book are listed).
Series Title: Facts on File library of American history.
Responsibility: Ballard C. Campbell.
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Defined to encompass an array of events that have shocked the country, altered American life, and shaped the nation's consciousness, this title provides an informative account of US history that  Read more...

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