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The Texas City disaster, 1947, Hugh W. Stephens

Label
The Texas City disaster, 1947
Title
The Texas City disaster, 1947
Statement of responsibility
Hugh W. Stephens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • On April 16, 1947, a small fire broke out among bags of ammonium nitrate fertilizer in the hold of the ship Grandcamp as it lay docked at Texas City, Texas. Despite immediate attempts to extinguish the fire, it rapidly intensified until the Grandcamp exploded in a blast that caused massive loss of life and property. In the ensuing chaos, no one gave much thought to the ship in the next slip, the High Flyer. It exploded sixteen hours later. The story of the Texas City
  • explosions - America's worst industrial disaster in terms of casualties - has never been fully told until now. In this book, Hugh W. Stephens draws on official reports, newspaper and magazine articles, personal letters, and interviews with several dozen survivors to provide the first full account of the disaster at Texas City. Stephens describes the two explosions and the heroic efforts of Southeast Texans to rescue survivors and cope with extensive property damage. At
  • the same time, he explores why the disaster occurred, showing how a chain of indifference and negligence made a serious industrial accident almost inevitable, while a lack of emergency planning allowed it to escalate into a major catastrophe. This gripping, cautionary tale holds important lessons for a wide reading public
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The Texas City disaster, 1947, Hugh W. Stephens
Label
The Texas City disaster, 1947, Hugh W. Stephens
Publication
Copyright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The blasts -- The grandcamp -- Chaos and courage -- Struggling for order -- The high flyer -- Aftermath -- A reckoning
Control code
ocm35360587
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 141 pages
Isbn
9780292777231
Lccn
96035657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35360587
  • (Sirsi) a1236976

Library Locations

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      2712 Nederland Ave., Nederland, TX, 77627, US
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