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Author McCarthy, Michael, 1962-

Title Ashes under water : the SS Eastland and the shipwreck that shook America / Michael McCarthy.

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  917.7311 MCC    AVAILABLE
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Description xviii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The 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. 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. Clarence Darrow defended the only true hero of the ship, engineer Joseph Erickson, whose wealthy bosses laid all the blame at his feet.
Subject Eastland (Ship)
Steamboat disasters -- Illinois -- Chicago River.
Shipwrecks -- Illinois -- Chicago River.
Trials (Manslaughter) -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 1875-
ISBN 9780762793280 (hardcover)
0762793287 (hardcover)
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