Chicago DisastersBook - 2010
Whether the disasters came from the earth itself, from fire, air, or water, Chicago has paid its dues in blood, sweat, and tears. Discover events that led up to one of the greatest sea disasters in U.S. history. Learn about a tragic school blaze that changed fire codes across the country. Read about the Great Chicago Fire and the myths that surround it, and how, without it, the city may not have achieved new levels of greatness. Feel the terror and shock that gripped the city and the nation during an airline disaster that took the lives of over 200 people, just minutes after take off from O'Hare Airport. You will be amazed at the courage, senselessness, shock, and horror of Chicago's disasters. AUTHOR: Bryan W. Alaspa is a freelance writer living in Chicago. He is the author of several books about the dark side of Chicago, including Chicago Crime Stories: Rich Gone Wrong. SELLING POINTS: ? Learn how disaster is often the catalyst for change ? Includes historic and contemporary disasters ? View heroism at its best, and terror at its worst 6 x b/w photographs
Publisher: Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer Pub. Ltd., c2010.
Branch Call Number: 977.311 Alaspa 11/2010
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.