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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
Publisher: Stanford, California, Stanford University Press: 1995
ISBN Number: 0804722919
ISBN Number 13: 9780804722919
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 19425AI
Keywords: Eastland Maritime Disaster. Chicago.