The Halifax Explosion

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On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax harbour, resulting in the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of the atomic bomb. The story and scope of the disaster and its aftermath is revealed in fiction and non-fiction narratives for both adults and children in these selections from the collection of the Cape Breton Regional Library.

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The Halifax Explosion: Canada's Worst Disaster by Ken Cuthbertson Halifax Explosion, Nova Scotia Travel, Award Winning Books, Canadian History, What Book, Hiroshima, Tsunami, Canada Travel, Mont Blanc

Availability: The Halifax explosion : Canada's worst disaster / Ken Cuthbertson.

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Availability: Survivors : children of the Halifax explosion / Janet Kitz. Halifax Explosion, Atlantic Canada, Thomas Kinkade, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Nonfiction, Humor

Availability: Survivors : children of the Halifax explosion / Janet Kitz.

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Buy The Blind Mechanic: The Amazing Story of Eric Davidson, Survivor of the 1917 Halifax Explosion by Marilyn Davidson Elliott and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! Halifax Explosion, Robbie Robertson, Award Winning Books, Two Year Olds, Nonfiction, Book Lovers, The Book, Documentaries, Blinds

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Eric Davidson lost both eyes in the Halifax Explosion when he was two years old. Against all odds, he taught himself to become an auto mechanic and had a successful decades-long career as "one of the boys". This book does not gloss over the challenges faced by Eric and by his parents. Written by his daughter Marilyn, it gives new insights into the story of the 1917 Halifax Explosion and contains never-before-seen documents and photographs.

Read "A Blinding Light" by Julie Lawson available from Rakuten Kobo. It's 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The First World War is raging, and despite its distance from the conflict, the Halifa. Galveston Hurricane, Halifax Explosion, Teacher Magazine, Historical Fiction, Great Books, First World, Rage, Audiobooks

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It's 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The First World War is raging, and despite its distance from the conflict, the Halifax Harbour is bustling with activity. On the morning of December 6, Will Schneider is atop Citadel Hill reporting for the school paper, when he sees two ships collide. A flash of light, then thunder from underground: the Halifax Explosion hits.

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Availability: 6/12/17 : the Halifax explosion / John Boileau.

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Read "Dazzle Patterns" by Alison Watt available from Rakuten Kobo. Halifax, Clare Holmes, a flaw checker at the local glassworks, is saving up for passage to England, to work for th. Alison Watt, Halifax Explosion, Waiting For Her, New Friends, Art School, The Past, Novels, This Book, Romans

Availability: Dazzle patterns : [a novel] / Alison Watt.

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Availability: Hope and survival : a story of the Halifax explosion / story and quilt art by Laurie Swim. Halifax Explosion, Everything Changes, Explosions, Fiction Writing, Nova Scotia, Nonfiction, Authors, Shelter, Travel

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Availability: Explosion in Halifax Harbour, 1917 / Dan Soucoup. Halifax Explosion, Canadian Things, City North, Canadian History, Canada Day, Hiroshima, Book Authors, Nova Scotia, History

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Scapegoat. The Extraordinary Legal Proceedings Following the 1917 Halifax Explosion . The vilification of harbour Pilot Francis Mackey. Halifax Explosion, Scapegoat, Cape Breton, Explosions, Nova Scotia, Nonfiction, Pilot, Books, Livros

Availability: Scapegoat : the extraordinary legal proceedings following the 1917 Halifax Explosion / Joel Zemel.

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Availability: Little tree by the sea : from Halifax to Boston with love / John DeMont ; illustrated by Belle DeMont. Halifax Explosion, City By The Sea, Boston Common, Beacon Of Hope, The Mont, One Tree, Fiction Writing, Nova Scotia

Availability: Little tree by the sea : from Halifax to Boston with love / John DeMont ; illustrated by Belle DeMont.

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Black Snow: A Story of Love and Destruction by Jon Tattrie Halifax Explosion, Ruined City, Story Setting, Book Nooks, Destruction, Love Story, Snow, History, Explosions

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Availability: December 1917 : re-visiting the Halifax explosion / Janet Kitz and Joan Payzant. Halifax Explosion, The Second City, Cape Breton, Contemporary Photographers, New Edition, Dartmouth, Canada Travel, Nova Scotia

Availability: December 1917 : re-visiting the Halifax explosion / Janet Kitz and Joan Payzant.

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Curse of the Narrows - Whitby Public Library Book Club Books, The Book, Halifax Explosion, Nova Scotia Travel, Traditional Books, I Love Reading, Outlander Series, Library Books, Nonfiction Books

A tale of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation, this book retraces the steps of survivors through the wreckage of a city destroyed. Laura M. MacDonald weaves a panoramic chronicle of the astonishing international response to the explosion, especially by the city of Boston, of how the number of horrific injuries to Halifax's children inspired startling developments in pediatric medicine, and exploring the disaster's chilling link to the creation of the atomic bomb.

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The Halifax Explosion took place on December 6, 1917 when a French munitions ship and a Belgian relief vessel collided in the harbour and exploded, killing more than 1600 people instantly, wounding more than 9000 others, and damaging or destroying approximately 12,000 buildings. This book details the devastation and the aftermath. It encompasses dozens of previously unpublished stories, photographs, and documents, along with some thought-provoking coverage of the inquiry into the disaster.

Barometer Rising by Hugh Maclennan. In the winter of 1917, Penelope Wain is convinced her love, Neil Macrae, is dead--killed in action while serving overseas. That he apparently died in disgrace does not alter her love for the soldier who, unbeknownst to her, has returned to Halifax to clear his name, only days before a catastrophic explosion in the Harbour will forever change their lives. Halifax Explosion, Killed In Action, What Book, Book Writer, Explosions, Memoirs, Writers, December, Change

Barometer Rising by Hugh Maclennan. In the winter of 1917, Penelope Wain is convinced her love, Neil Macrae, is dead--killed in action while serving overseas. That he apparently died in disgrace does not alter her love for the soldier who, unbeknownst to her, has returned to Halifax to clear his name, only days before a catastrophic explosion in the Harbour will forever change their lives.

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