Cleveland's Greatest Disasters!: 16 Tragic True Tales of Death and Destruction - An Anthology -

Cleveland s Greatest Disasters Tragic True Tales of Death and Destruction An Anthology An anthology of the best true disaster stories from the popular book series by John Stark Bellamy II Revisit the most terrible tragedies in Cleveland history including The apocalyptic East Ohio Ga

Cleveland s Greatest Disasters Tragic True Tales of This is a collection of disaster tales, told from Bellamy s other considerable books on famous and infamous Cleveland area events This is a noce collection for local history buffs to have on hand. Cleveland s Greatest Disasters Sixteen Tragic Tales of An anthology of the best true disaster stories from the popular book series by John Stark Bellamy II Revisit the most terrible tragedies in Cleveland history, including Cleveland s Greatest Disasters by John Stark Bellamy II An anthology of the best true Cleveland disaster stories from Bellamy s popular book series, including the apocalyptic East Ohio Gas Company explosion of , the unspeakably horrible Collinwood School fire, the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster, and the oddly named yet quite ghastly Doodlebug Disaster. Cleveland s greatest disasters tragic true tales of Add tags for Cleveland s greatest disasters tragic true tales of death and destruction an anthology Be the first. Cleveland s Greatest Disasters Sixteen Tragic Tales of Well, in terms of the bald body count, it wasn t the worst Cleveland area disaster at known dead it barely surpassed the Cleveland Clinic Fire of by a mere five corpses and fell than short of the Collinwood School Fire death toll. Cleveland s Greatest Disasters The Ohio Book Review Oct , Cleveland Gray Company, Despite its sensationalist cover and title, Cleveland s Greatest Disasters is a well thought out document of the kind of disasters that met rapidly expanding industrial cities around the turn of the century through the War years. Cleveland s Greatest Disasters Tragic True Tales of Book Cleveland s Greatest Disasters Tragic True Tales of Death and Destruction An Anthology ISBN Download Link Cleveland s Greatest Disasters Tragic True Tales of Death and Destruction An Anthology A spooney crewmen later, an disagreed jingo unto fibbing cannery determines outwith this great ship. Customer reviews Cleveland s Greatest See all details for Cleveland s Greatest Disasters Sixteen Tragic Tales of Death and Sixteen Tragic Tales of Death and There s a problem loading this menu right now. Cleveland s Greatest Disasters The Cleveland Clinic disaster of , in which thousands of pounds of X ray film exploded in flames, causing deaths The grisly drama of two doomed workmen buried alive in the very concrete that became Cleveland s celebrated landmark the Terminal Tower. Cleveland s Greatest Disasters Tragic True Alibris An anthology of the best true Cleveland disaster stories from Bellamy s popular book series, including the apocalyptic East Ohio Gas Company explosion of , the unspeakably horrible Collinwood School fire, the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster, and the oddly named yet quite ghastly Doodlebug Disaster.

  • Title: Cleveland's Greatest Disasters!: 16 Tragic True Tales of Death and Destruction - An Anthology -
  • Author: John Stark Bellamy II
  • ISBN: 9781598510584
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • An anthology of the 15 best true disaster stories from the popular book series by John Stark Bellamy II Revisit the most terrible tragedies in Cleveland history, including The apocalyptic East Ohio Gas Company explosion and fire of 1944, which destroyed an entire east side neighborhood Genius inventor Garrett A Morgan s daring underground rescue efforts using his reAn anthology of the 15 best true disaster stories from the popular book series by John Stark Bellamy II Revisit the most terrible tragedies in Cleveland history, including The apocalyptic East Ohio Gas Company explosion and fire of 1944, which destroyed an entire east side neighborhood Genius inventor Garrett A Morgan s daring underground rescue efforts using his recently invented gas mask during the gruesome 1916 waterworks collapse The unspeakably horrible Collinwood school fire of 1908, in which 172 schoolchildren perished in panic because of obstructed exits The Cleveland Clinic disaster of 1929, in which thousands of pounds of X ray film exploded in flames, causing 123 deaths The grisly drama of two doomed workmen buried alive in the very concrete that became Cleveland s celebrated landmark the Terminal Tower.A great introduction to Bellamy s five book Cleveland crime and disaster series.

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    1. Growing up near Cleveland I never heard of most of these disasters. In fact, the only one I remember hearing about was about how Lake Erie kept catching fire. I didn't know that it did it as many times as it did until I read this book though. All the tales covered are interesting and I would recommend this book overall.

    2. Loved the stories, they were all fascinating, but not all are set in Cleveland -- one story is the great Ashtabula Bridge Disaster of 1876. Also, the Doodlebug Crash in Cuyahoga Falls made the book. This didn't really bother me, though, because I found both stories just as interesting as the ones set in Cleveland.What did drive me a bit bonkers was the arrangement of the book. In the book, there are some stories that relate to others. In the latter story ( how it was organized in the book), the [...]

    3. This is a collection of 16 disaster tales, told from Bellamy's other considerable books on famous (and infamous) Cleveland-area events. This is a noce collection for local history buffs to have on hand. Bellamy had a narrative writing style that is easy to follow, filled with a dry wit and a no-holds barred attitude when reflecting on what went wrong. That is the tragedy in so many of these cases -- isn't that usually the case though? There were usually hints that something bad could happen, and [...]

    4. I originally thought about only giving this book three stars, because I was a little disappointed that this book was an anthology of 16 tales taken from his 5 earlier books about Cleveland's "darker" side. However, that would not be fair to a new reader to his works, considering I thought his previous books were all excellent. If you enjoyed this book, I recommend all the books he pulled these stories from-he has a way about writing about Cleveland's rougher past that makes this an easy read, de [...]

    5. Intriguing and well-written with an underlying political message. Not just about the narrative of the disasters, but about who disasters happen to and why. The victims of most of these accidents were immigrants and the working class, and the responsible parties were always unregulated and heartless corporations.The one qualm I had with this book was the creepy way the author referred to some accidents and deaths as "beautiful" or "beautifully tragic." I like reading about disasters as much as th [...]

    6. The stories were interesting, especially for someone from Cleveland born after they all happened but many of the stories were very hard to read. Make sure you have some tissue with you as you read, and you might need to take a break between stories.

    7. I have read all the tales in this book as this is an anthology of his previous 5 complete works. That said, this work picks the 16 tragic tales that showed the best in heroics and the best in people who were involved.

    8. This was more interesting than I thought at first. The account of the 150+ school children who died in a school fire in the 1930's was heartbreaking.

    9. These stories were very interesting but also very sad. I am surprised I hadn't heard about some of these tragedies before, seeing that my grandparents lived in Cleveland all their lives. I like how the author describes what happened but also puts the tales in a historical context (for example, not only Cleveland had fireworks factories in the middle of neighborhoods in the late 1800's). He also is sure to point out the heroes of each story as well. Educational for sure, but if you read it, be pr [...]

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