Eastland: Legacy of the Titanic

By: Hilton, George W.

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Beautiful book -- pristine inside and out. No names or writing, no tyears or chips, and dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover.. Nice map endpapers at front. Marine blue boards likewise immaculate with no bumps.A serious study of the Chicago maritime disaster of July 24, 1915 when the steamer Eastland capsized on the Chicago River in preparation for taking the employees of the Western Electric Company to a company picnic. More than 800 men, women and children perished, making it the worst maritime disaster for not only Chicago, but for the Great Lakes region in general. For a long time the accident was considered inexplicable, but here the author refutes the myths which have grown up around it and offers a wealth of information as to how and why it occurred. Book is illustrated with photos and maps and has 364 pages. Indexed.

Title: Eastland: Legacy of the Titanic

Author Name: Hilton, George W.

Categories: Nautical & Maritime, Chicago,

Publisher: Stanford, California, Stanford University Press: 1995

ISBN Number: 0804722919

ISBN Number 13: 9780804722919

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 19425AI

Keywords: Eastland Maritime Disaster. Chicago.