Friday, December 08, 2017

Blizzard of Glass

by Sally M. Walker

This one's a short book about a munition ship explosion that took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 6, 1917. At the time, it was the largest man-made explosion in history, flattening a good portion of the city and killing hundreds of people. Ms. Walker tells the story, in part, by recounting the experiences of a few families who were living in the area. That personal touch brings the sorrow of the tragedy and the following recovery efforts that much closer. It's definitely worth checking out.

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