Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Explosion 1917

Paperback | September 5, 2006

byLaura MacDonald

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On December 7, 1917, in the heart of the World War I, two ships collided inHalifax harbour. The resulting explosion killed over 2,000 people and injuredsome 6,000 more. The facts of the incident have been well documented, butin Curse of the Narrows, Laura M. Mac Donald presents an exceptional narrativeaccount of the tragedy, the first time a writer has told the whole story of howthe military, volunteers and ordinary citizens united to organize one of the mostcomplex relief efforts in North American history. Named a Globe and Mail Bookof the Year and shortlisted for the 2006 Charles Taylor Prize, the 2005 J.W. DafoePrize, the 2005 Dartmouth Book Award and the 2005 Evelyn Richardson Non-fiction Prize, this compelling book skillfully combines history and reportage intoa masterfully panoramic chronicle.

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On December 7, 1917, in the heart of the World War I, two ships collided inHalifax harbour. The resulting explosion killed over 2,000 people and injuredsome 6,000 more. The facts of the incident have been well documented, butin Curse of the Narrows, Laura M. Mac Donald presents an exceptional narrativeaccount of the tragedy, the first ...

LAURA M. MAC DONALDwas born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and grew up listening to stories of the 1917 explosion. A former television producer, radio commentator and magazine editor, she lives in New York City. Visit her online atwww.laurammacdonald.com.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.88 inPublished:September 5, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006394892

ISBN - 13:9780006394891

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