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9781612341538 - David M. Brown, Michael Wereschagin: Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History
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David M. Brown, Michael Wereschagin (?):

Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History (2012) (?)

ISBN: 9781612341538 (?) or 1612341535, in english, 328 pages, Potomac Books Inc. hardcover, Used

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At 3:17 p.m. on March 18, 1937, a natural gas leak beneath the London Junior-Senior High School in the oil boomtown of New London, Texas, created a lethal mixture of gas and oxygen in the school’s basement. The odorless, colorless gas went undetected until the flip of an electrical switch triggered a colossal blast. The two-story school, one of the nation’s most modern, disintegrated, burying everyone under a vast pile of rubble and debris. More than 300 students and teachers were killed, and hundreds more were injured. As the seventy-fifth anniversary of the catastrophe approaches, it remains the deadliest school disaster in U.S. history. Few, however, know of this historic tragedy, and no book, until now, has chronicled the explosion, its cause, its victims, and the aftermath. Gone at 3:17 is a true story of what can happen when school officials make bad decisions. To save money on heating the school building, the trustees had authorized workers to tap into a pipeline carrying “waste” natural gas produced by a gasoline refinery. The explosion led to laws that now require gas companies to add the familiar pungent odor. The knowledge that the tragedy could have been prevented added immeasurably to the heartbreak experienced by the survivors and the victims’ families. The town would never be the same. Using interviews, testimony from survivors, and archival newspaper files, Gone at 3:17 puts readers inside the shop class to witness the spark that ignited the gas. Many of those interviewed during twenty years of research are no longer living, but their acts of heroism and stories of survival live on in this meticulously documented and extensively illustrated book. , hardcover, Label: Potomac Books Inc. Potomac Books Inc. Produktgruppe: Book, Publiziert: 2012-01, Studio: Potomac Books Inc. Verkaufsrang: 406620
9781612341538 - David M. Brown, Michael Wereschagin: Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History (Hardback)
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David M. Brown, Michael Wereschagin (?):

Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History (Hardback) (2012) (?)

ISBN: 9781612341538 (?) or 1612341535, in english, hardcover, New

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Brand New Book. At 3:17 p.m. on March 18, 1937, a natural gas leak beneath the junior-senior high school in the oil boomtown of New London, Texas, created a lethal mixture of gas and oxygen in the school's basement. The odourless, colourless gas went undetected until the flip of an electrical switch triggered a colossal blast. The two-story school, one of the nation's most modern, collapsed, burying everyone under a menacing pile of rubble and dust. As the seventy-fifth anniversary of the catastrophe approaches, it remains the deadliest school disaster in U.S. history. Few, however, know of this historic tragedy, and no book, until now, has chronicled the explosion, its cause, its victims, and the aftermath. "Gone at 3:17" is a true story of what can happen when trustees make bad decisions. To save money, school officials had tapped into a natural gas pipeline to heat the building. Because the gas was odourless, no one knew it was building up in the basement. The explosion led to laws that now require gas companies to add the pungent odour. The knowledge that the tragedy could have been prevented added immeasurably to the heartbreak experienced by the survivors and the victims' families.The town would never be the same. Using interviews, testimony from survivors, and archival newspaper files, Gone at 3:17 puts readers inside the shop class to witness the spark that ignited the gas. Many of those interviewed during twenty years of research are no longer living, but their courageous acts of heroism and stories of survival live on in this meticulously documented and extensively illustrated book.
9781612341538 - David M. Brown: Gone at 3:17
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David M. Brown (?):

Gone at 3:17 (?)

ISBN: 9781612341538 (?) or 1612341535, in english, Transatlantic Publishers, New

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Neuware - At 3:17 p.m. on March 18, 1937, a natural gas leak beneath the junior-senior high school in the oil boomtown of New London, Texas, created a lethal mixture of gas and oxygen in the school's basement. The odourless, colourless gas went undetected until the flip of an electrical switch triggered a colossal blast. The two-story school, one of the nation's most modern, collapsed, burying everyone under a menacing pile of rubble and dust. As the seventy-fifth anniversary of the catastrophe approaches, it remains the deadliest school disaster in U.S. history. Few, however, know of this historic tragedy, and no book, until now, has chronicled the explosion, its cause, its victims, and the aftermath. 'Gone at 3:17' is a true story of what can happen when trustees make bad decisions. To save money, school officials had tapped into a natural gas pipeline to heat the building. Because the gas was odourless, no one knew it was building up in the basement. The explosion led to laws that now require gas companies to add the pungent odour. The knowledge that the tragedy could have been prevented added immeasurably to the heartbreak experienced by the survivors and the victims' families. The town would never be the same. Using interviews, testimony from survivors, and archival newspaper files, Gone at 3:17 puts readers inside the shop class to witness the spark that ignited the gas. Many of those interviewed during twenty years of research are no longer living, but their courageous acts of heroism and stories of survival live on in this meticulously documented and extensively illustrated book. Buch
9781612341538 - Brown, David M.; Wereschagin, Michael: Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History
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Brown, David M.; Wereschagin, Michael (?):

Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History (2012) (?)

ISBN: 9781612341538 (?) or 1612341535, in english, hardcover, Used

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From Seller/Antiquarian, Brazos Bend Books [7272868], Houston, TX, U.S.A.
Signed (without inscription) by both authors on the title page. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Jacket has a couple of small scuffs on the rear panel, and a nick at the top of the front flap.
9781612341538 - Brown, David M.: Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History
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Brown, David M. (?):

Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History (?)

ISBN: 9781612341538 (?) or 1612341535, in english, hardcover, New

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From Seller/Antiquarian, Murray Media [59705792], MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.