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by Max Morgan-Witts,Gordon Thomas

  • Author: Max Morgan-Witts,Gordon Thomas
  • ISBN: 0708917178
  • ISBN13: 978-0708917176
  • ePub: 1279 kb | FB2: 1944 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books; Large Print edition (November 1, 1987)
  • Pages: 512
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 325
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The Day the World Ended ePub download

A gripping and informative book on the disastrous effects of a natural disaster coupled with corruption, The Day the World Ended reveals the story of a city engulfed in flames and the political leaders that chose to kill their people.

A gripping and informative book on the disastrous effects of a natural disaster coupled with corruption, The Day the World Ended reveals the story of a city engulfed in flames and the political leaders that chose to kill their people rather than give up their political power. One fee. Stacks of books. Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once).

Thomas, Gordon; Max Morgan-Witts (1969). The Day the World Ended (8 May 1902, eruption of Mount Pelée). Thomas, . Witts, M. (1979). The Day the Bubble Burst: A Social History of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Stein and Day. (1977). Thomas, G (1987) The Jesus Conspiracy: An Investigative Reporter's Look at an Extraordinary Life and Death.

Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts. St. Pierre, Martinique, May 8, 1902. They were the propriets vivriers, smallholders, vari-colored from a century and more of breeding with the sailors of the world who came to the island

Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts. This date should be written in bloo. .They were the propriets vivriers, smallholders, vari-colored from a century and more of breeding with the sailors of the world who came to the island. Healthy exports meant a regular supply of ships calling at Martinique; ships meant customers, in one form or another, for the propriets vivriers. Few of them had as much as spoken to the man who lived on the hillside outside the town, but all knew their debt to his enterprise.

Gordon Thomas (Author), Max Morgan-Witts (Author). It was written in 1969, 67 years after the eruption, when the authors could still find a few people close to those times to interview.

Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts are authors of four previous books, all highly successful in bookstores and book clubs, all acclaimed in the United States and abroad

Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts are authors of four previous books, all highly successful in bookstores and book clubs, all acclaimed in the United States and abroad. The Day the World Ended and Voyage of the Damned were made into major motion pictures; Shipwreck won the Edgar Award in 1973; and The San Francisco Earthquake has been hailed as a major achievement of reporting and writing. Библиографические данные. The Day the World Ended: The Mount Pelée Disaster: May 7, 1902. Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan-Witts. Open Road Media, 2014.

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The day after the eruption, when the rescue ships landed at the next town over, the people there pleaded to be evacuated to St. Pierre!

In this book the authors present some scenarios were they argue that the decision for this assurance through the newspaper was made to keep the conservative vote bank – which was essential for the ruling party to regain power – of St. Pierre not to leave before the election which was about to happen with in a week. The day after the eruption, when the rescue ships landed at the next town over, the people there pleaded to be evacuated to St. Pierre!

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A gripping and informative book on the disastrous effects of a natural disaster coupled with corruption, The Day the World Ended reveals the story of a city engulfed in flames and . Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Open Road MediaReleased: Jul 1, 2014ISBN: 9781497658806Format: book. carousel previous carousel next. Shipwreck: The Strange Fate of the Morro Castle.

Barinirm
Thomas and Witts give us the play by play account of Mount Pelee's devastating eruption on May 8th, 1902. They draw from existing eyewitness accounts, personal interviews, and surviving documents to recreate the horror of the tragedy, and create sympathetic portraits of the individuals caught up in the cataclysm of the devastated city of St. Pierre, once called the Paris of the West Indies. They take the standard position that Governor Louis Mouttet was suffering from some sort of mental instability, a narrative that was supported by survivor Edouard L'Heurre, the Governor's Secretary, that later authors such as Ernest Zebrowski refute by using scientific logic and deduction. Recreating the events of May, 1902 A thrilling, suspenseful real-life tragedy that claimed 30,000 lives, the eruption of Mount Pelee is a story that, like a sleeping volcano, refuses to lie dormant.
dermeco
The detailed descriptions make you feel as if you are there. You feel the frustrations of those trying to get the people in power to evacuate the town and marvel at the stubbornness, stupidity and self-centeredness of many of the politicians. Even though you know how it will end the story grips you and you want to keep reading. A warning for the squeamish - the injuries of people after the eruption are vividly described. An excellent recounting of an historical eruption.
spacebreeze
When I started reading this book I had no idea about the history of Martinique and its volcano, Pele'e. It is a fascinating glimpse into the French Colonial West Indies of 1902.
I liked the author's day by day documentation of everyday life in St. Pierre, Martinique interspersed with the background stirrings of Pele'e.
This is the story of the actual people - heroes and fools-who lived in this Caribbean Paradise until it turned into hell.
Just_paw
Considering that more than 30,000 people died, and that it happened in the 20th century, you'd think Mt. Pelee's eruption would be more famous. Anyway, this book, one of the very few I know of that is entirely about this incident, is a fascinating look into the lives of people on a peaceful Caribbean island and a horrifying account of Pelee's awakening and the catastrophe that gave its name to a whole class of volcanic eruptions. I literally could not stop reading until I finished it.
Winawel
For fast-paced excitement, you cannot beat The Day the World Ended, which is a day-by-day account of the 1902 volcano, starting on the 2nd of May 1902 and ending on the 8th, that weaves into this time several strong human interest stories. It was written in 1969, 67 years after the eruption, when the authors could still find a few people close to those times to interview. I get the feeling it was based very much on interviews, which gives it an immediacy not as apparent in the other two books: The Last Days of St. Pierre by Ernest Zebrowski and La Catastrophe by Alwyn Scarth. If you can only read one book, make it this one. it reads like a novel.
The cost of this approach is that we cannot be sure all the stories the authors heard were accurate, so we will never know if some of the stories told here, like the placing of troops to stop people leaving the town are true. But for a feeling of impending doom, this book creates the atmosphere perfectly.
Bolv
This book was fantastic!! Since it happened over 100 years ago I was only vaguely aware of the story! This book bought in the human element to the disaster!! Very well written and full of information!!
Kirizan
This is a very well written account of the devastating eruption of Mt Pelee on the island of Martinique. It catalogs the politics of the times there and how a variety of human and geographical variables contributed to such a poor response to this disaster. I had a paperback version which I decided to replace with a hardcover version.
I read these two authors in high school when I was researching a paper on the San Francisco earthquake. This book had the same easy to read style. The research was in depth. It was so hard to believe that people could be so oblivious to an active volcano at their backdoor.
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