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The great Halifax explosion: a World War I story of treachery, tragedy, and extraordinary heroism
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New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].
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ix, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, photographs ; 24 cm
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A gripping account of the world's largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb describes the events that led to the catastrophic igniting of the French freighter Mont-Blanc in 1917 Halifax, killing and wounding thousands while leading to advances in medicine and weapons science.

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9780062666536, 0062666533

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-397) and index.
Description
A gripping account of the world's largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb describes the events that led to the catastrophic igniting of the French freighter Mont-Blanc in 1917 Halifax, killing and wounding thousands while leading to advances in medicine and weapons science.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bacon, J. U. (2017). The great Halifax explosion: a World War I story of treachery, tragedy, and extraordinary heroism. First edition. New York, N.Y., William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bacon, John U., 1964-. 2017. The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism. New York, N.Y., William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bacon, John U., 1964-, The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism. New York, N.Y., William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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Bacon, John U. The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism. First edition. New York, N.Y., William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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