Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion & the Road to Recovery

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Nimbus, 2008 - 220 pages

This book, the most comprehensive ever written on the Explosion, details the terrific devastation, the aftermath and the restoration. It encompasses dozens of previously unpublished stories, photographs, and documents, along with some thought-provoking coverage of the inquiry into the disaster. A best-selling book from its first printing in 1989, this new edition has an updated cover and is sure to be a must-have for readers.

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User Review  - hemlokgang - LibraryThing

This is a detailed, pieced together telling of the massive explosion in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1917. It was interesting, for the most part, and covered multiple facets of the disaster, including personal stories, finances, the recovery, the evaluation of the event. Read full review

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A comprehensive reconstruction of the Halifax Harbour Explosion of 12/6/1917 and all the related events that followed; investigation, aid to persons affected, reconstruction, prosecution, and personal ... Read full review

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Janet Kitz is the author of Shattered City, Survivors: Children of the Halifax Explosion, Point Pleasant Park: An Illustrated History, and December 1917: Revisiting the Halifax Explosion. In 2004 she received an honorary doctorate of letters from St. Mary's University. Originally from Carnwath, Scotland, she moved to Nova Scotia in 1971 and currently resides in Halifax.

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