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The Hartford Circus Fire

Author : Michael Skidgell
ISBN : 9781625845221
Genre : Nature
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Almost 7,000 fans eagerly packed into the Ringling Brothers big top on July 6, 1944. With a single careless act, an afternoon at the "Greatest Show on Earth" quickly became one of terror and tragedy as the paraffin-coated circus tent caught fire. Panicked crowds rushed for the few exits, but in minutes, the tent collapsed on those still struggling to escape below. A total of 168 lives were lost, many of them children, with many more injured and forever scarred by the events. Hartford and the surrounding communities reeled in the aftermath as investigators searched for the source of the fire and the responsible parties. Through firsthand accounts, interviews with survivors and a gripping collection of vintage photographs, author Michael Skidgell attempts to make sense of one of Hartford's worst tragedies.
Category: Nature

The Circus Fire

Author : Stewart O'Nan
ISBN : 9780307482983
Genre : Performing Arts
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The acclaimed author of A Prayer for the Dying brings all his narrative gifts to bear on this gripping account of tragedy and heroism—the great Hartford circus fire of 1944. It was a midsummer afternoon, halfway through a Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus performance, when the big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin and gasoline; in seconds it was burning out of control. More than 8,000 people were trapped inside, and the ensuing disaster would eventually take 167 lives. Steward O'Nan brings all his narrative gifts to bear on this gripping account of the great Hartford circus fire of 1944. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, O'Nan skillfully re-creates the horrific events and illuminates the psychological oddities of human behavior under stress: the mad scramble for the exits; the perilous effort to maneuver animals out of danger; the hero who tossed dozens of children to safety before being trampled to death. Brilliantly constructed and exceptionally moving, The Circus Fire is history at its most compelling.
Category: Performing Arts

Cleveland S Greatest Disasters

Author : John Stark Bellamy, II
ISBN : 9781598510584
Genre : History
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Recounts sixteen of the most tragic disasters in the history of Cleveland, Ohio, including the Ashtabula Bridge disaster, the Cleveland Clinic fire, and the Terminal Tower tragedy, among others.
Category: History

The Great Fire Of Rome

Author : Joseph J. Walsh
ISBN : 9781421433714
Genre : History
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Readers interested in ancient (and modern) Rome, urban life, and civic disasters, among other things, will be fascinated by this book.
Category: History

The Circus Poster

Author : Denise Hirota
ISBN : 9781618975058
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When a little girl finds an old dusty trunk and a circus poster in the basement she starts to learn about her family's history.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Fires In Theatres

Author : Sir Eyre Massey Shaw
ISBN : UIUC:30112047412538
Genre : Fire extinction
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Category: Fire extinction

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ISBN : UOM:39015057048038
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Author : Jack Gottschalk
ISBN : 0789489090
Genre : Business & Economics
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Provides information about famous fires, the fight to stop them, and their repercussions, discussing disasters including the San Francisco earthquake, the destruction of the Twin Towers, and the firebombing of Hamburg and Dresden.
Category: Business & Economics

Cleveland Area Disasters

Author : Calvin Rydbom
ISBN : 9781439643709
Genre : Nature
File Size : 83.76 MB
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Images of America: Cleveland Area Disasters looks back at the historic disasters to strike Cleveland in the first half of the 20th century. It documents the tornados, fires, cave-ins, accidents, and explosions that befell the region during that period. Most Clevelanders have heard stories of the Collinwood school fire, the Lorain tornado, the Cleveland Clinic fire, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey fire; however, over the decades, the true events and the tall tales that followed have become blurred. Some disasters, such as the West 117th Street explosion and the Waterworks Tunnel cave-ins, seem almost completely forgotten. Although tragic, the disasters in this book affected the lives of Clevelanders and often generated changes for the good, which prevented these sorts of tragedies from occurring again. Sadly, in some instances, they did not.
Category: Nature

Fire Engineering

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ISBN : UIUC:30112007661967
Genre : Fire prevention
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Category: Fire prevention

Fire Services In India

Author : S. P. Bag
ISBN : 8170995981
Genre : Fire extinction
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Category: Fire extinction

The Reventant

Author : Robert Silvain
ISBN : 9781496935489
Genre : Fiction
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J W is a man with a burning desire to rectify a major crime. Not only did he become separated from his first family as a result of the Civil War, he has lost his second circus family to a gang who turned a simple robbery into a heinous crime. His finely honed skills taught to him by various circus performers now come to his aid in his quest to administer justice to an unpunished robbery and murder. Ride with him as he uses his various skills to get even with the gang of murderers that thought they had escaped justice. J W will keep you intrigued for the entire journey with him. Saddle up and enjoy the adventure!
Category: Fiction

Circus As Multimodal Discourse

Author : Paul Bouissac
ISBN : 9781441125637
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Building Codes For Existing And Historic Buildings

Author : Melvyn Green
ISBN : 0470946539
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 54.27 MB
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Learn to apply the International Building Code and InternationalExisting Building Code to historic buildings Written for architects, engineers, preservation, and codeenforcement professionals, this is the only comprehensive book thatexamines how the International Building Code (IBC) and theInternational Existing Building Code (IEBC) can be applied tohistoric and existing buildings. For ease of use, the book isorganized to parallel the structure of the IEBC itself, and theapproach is cumulative, with the objective of promoting anunderstanding of the art of applying building regulations to theenvironment of existing buildings. Building Codes for Existing and Historic Buildings begins with adiscussion of the history of building regulations in the UnitedStates and the events and conditions that created them. Next, itprovides thorough coverage of: The rationale behind code provisions and historic preservationprinciples Major building code requirements: occupancy and use, types ofconstruction, and heights and areas Building performance characteristics: fire and life safety,structural safety, health and hygiene, accident prevention,accessibility, and energy conservation Case study projects that reinforce the material covered Additionally, the book includes building analysisworksheets—both blank and filled-in versions withexamples—that illustrate how to develop a code approach for anindividual building. If you are a professional at any level who isworking on creating a plan that meets the intent of the code forhistoric or existing buildings, Building Codes for Existing andHistoric Buildings gives you everything that you need tosucceed.
Category: Architecture

Sea Of Fire

Author : Tom Clancy
ISBN : 1101003693
Genre : Fiction
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A half-dead Singapore pirate is plucked from the Celebes Sea in the Western Pacific, setting off alarms halfway around the world in Washington, D.C. Traces of radiation are found on the man, causing Australian officials to call in Op-Center for a top-secret investigation of nuclear disposal sites. When an empty drum from a recent drop-off is discovered near where the pirate's ship was destroyed, the Op-Center team comes to a terrifying conclusion: A multinational corporation hired to dispose of nuclear waste is selling it instead-to a most unlikely terrorist...
Category: Fiction

A Matter Of Degree

Author : Don Massey
ISBN : 1930601247
Genre : History
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A MATTER OF DEGREE, bound in a high-quality hardcover first edition, is a haunting tale of personal loss and public controversy, a superior work of narrative nonfiction filled with passion, purpose and poetic imagery. Don Massey humanizes history by placing a dedicated fireman's spiritual quest for an unknown and unclaimed child against the backdrop of a public tragedy.
Category: History

Building Standards

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007139640
Genre : Building
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Author : James L. Papandrea
ISBN : 9781621894797
Genre : Religion
File Size : 86.78 MB
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Rome: A Pilgrim's Guide to the Eternal City is not a travel book; it is a pilgrim's guide to the city of Rome and its most ancient churches. In addition to helpful descriptions of the primary monuments and churches of Rome, this book will give the reader just enough historical background to enhance the spiritual nature of a trip to the Eternal City. Along with the description of each church, Papandrea includes prayers from the ancient church, and across the span of the history of Christianity, in order to facilitate prayer and meditation in the very sites that have been considered holy ground for over a millennium. Over one hundred photographs are included, not only to help the reader use this book as a guide in Rome, but also to make the book a valuable devotional aid both before and after the trip. Coming back from Rome after using this book, the reader will find that Rome has become a second home.
Category: Religion