The Resource Ashes under water : the SS Eastland and the shipwreck that shook America, Michael McCarthy

Ashes under water : the SS Eastland and the shipwreck that shook America, Michael McCarthy

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Ashes under water : the SS Eastland and the shipwreck that shook America
Title
Ashes under water
Title remainder
the SS Eastland and the shipwreck that shook America
Statement of responsibility
Michael McCarthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ashes Under Water is the riveting untold story of the 1915 sinking of the SS Eastland, a Lake Michigan excursion boat, which rolled over while tied to its dock, within feet of one the busiest intersections in Chicago's famed Loop District. Horrified morning commuters watched it all unfold. The final death toll would not come for weeks but would be 835 people, including 21 entire families. The trial would make national headlines and cause public outrage; the effort to bring the guilty ship owners to justice was thwarted by future star lawyer Clarence Darrow. Darrow defended the only true hero of the ship, engineer Joseph Erickson, whose wealthy bosses laid all the blame at his feet. A national disaster and tragedy, a courtroom drama, corrupt businessmen and Chicago politics, and a story of the cost of America's industrial might all in one gripping story. Author Michael McCarthy takes the reader back one hundred years to the one of the most shocking accidents in American history. But the aftermath and cover-up just may have been even worse. "--
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1962-
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McCarthy, Michael
Dewey number
917.73/11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G530.E18
LC item number
M44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Eastland (Ship)
  • Eastland (Ship)
  • Steamboat disasters
  • Shipwrecks
  • Trials (Manslaughter)
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Steamboat disasters
  • Trials (Manslaughter)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
Label
Ashes under water : the SS Eastland and the shipwreck that shook America, Michael McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Ahead Strong -- Worshipful Master -- "He Could Attend to the Rest Himself" -- "Steady as a church" -- The Flower Ship -- Stuck on the Bar -- Faints, Curses, and Screams -- River Afire -- Distant Voices -- "A Little Heaven Afloat" -- Dragon Breath -- Too Late, the Messenger -- A Lingering Hat -- April Fool's Day -- Swallowing the Anchor -- A Thousand Balloons -- Sleeping on a Volcano -- Judgement Day -- "I can't Do Anything Like That" -- The Bargain -- Playing with Fire -- A Sickly Daughter -- "A Mr. Hull Is on the Line" -- "Goodbye, Everybody" -- Broken Propellers -- "To Be Nearer Home" -- May Day -- A Spy Aboard -- Pt. 2. What Is Honest Never Sinks -- July 24, 1915 -- Gone -- A Luncheon -- The Human Frog -- "Who Has Little Martha?" -- The Confession -- No. 396 -- "The Angel" -- Muzzling Erickson -- "You Were Lucky in Ceveland" -- The charges -- Fifteen Typed pages -- Pt. 3. Trial and Error -- Running from the Law -- A Toy Boat -- "I'm Trying to Forget" -- The Shady Side -- A Vanishing Gash -- A Vanishing River -- Fool Killer-- Bubbles -- Another Toy Boat -- The Captain Trips Up -- The Captain Tears Up -- A Litany of No -- "It Seemed like a Century" -- "The Rich Stay in Hotels" -- A Wrong Irreparable -- The Missing Angel -- Stiriking Back -- The Diving Detective -- A Moment of Honor -- A Miscalculation -- At Sea -- A Secret Singing -- "An Impossible Crime" --
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780762793280
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014027543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870987240
  • 540461
  • (OCoLC)ocn870987240
  • 540461
Label
Ashes under water : the SS Eastland and the shipwreck that shook America, Michael McCarthy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257) 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
Pt. 1. Ahead Strong -- Worshipful Master -- "He Could Attend to the Rest Himself" -- "Steady as a church" -- The Flower Ship -- Stuck on the Bar -- Faints, Curses, and Screams -- River Afire -- Distant Voices -- "A Little Heaven Afloat" -- Dragon Breath -- Too Late, the Messenger -- A Lingering Hat -- April Fool's Day -- Swallowing the Anchor -- A Thousand Balloons -- Sleeping on a Volcano -- Judgement Day -- "I can't Do Anything Like That" -- The Bargain -- Playing with Fire -- A Sickly Daughter -- "A Mr. Hull Is on the Line" -- "Goodbye, Everybody" -- Broken Propellers -- "To Be Nearer Home" -- May Day -- A Spy Aboard -- Pt. 2. What Is Honest Never Sinks -- July 24, 1915 -- Gone -- A Luncheon -- The Human Frog -- "Who Has Little Martha?" -- The Confession -- No. 396 -- "The Angel" -- Muzzling Erickson -- "You Were Lucky in Ceveland" -- The charges -- Fifteen Typed pages -- Pt. 3. Trial and Error -- Running from the Law -- A Toy Boat -- "I'm Trying to Forget" -- The Shady Side -- A Vanishing Gash -- A Vanishing River -- Fool Killer-- Bubbles -- Another Toy Boat -- The Captain Trips Up -- The Captain Tears Up -- A Litany of No -- "It Seemed like a Century" -- "The Rich Stay in Hotels" -- A Wrong Irreparable -- The Missing Angel -- Stiriking Back -- The Diving Detective -- A Moment of Honor -- A Miscalculation -- At Sea -- A Secret Singing -- "An Impossible Crime" --
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780762793280
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014027543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870987240
  • 540461
  • (OCoLC)ocn870987240
  • 540461

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