Friday, July 3, 2009
Kartman, Ben & Brown, Leonard (ed) - Disaster!
Copyright © 1948, By Ben Kartman
Published by arrangement with Farrar, Straus and Cudahy
Berkley edition, December, 1960
Year of the Great Quakes, Vincent H. Gaddis - Copyright 1946 by Esquire Inc., Coronet Building, Chicago I, III. (Coronet, December, 1946.)
Perils of the Deep, Milo M. Quaife - From Lake Michigan by Milo M. Quaife, Copyright 1944, Used by permission of the publishers, The Bobbs-Merril Co.
The Great Chicago Fire, Herbert Asbury - Reprinted in condensed form, from Gem of the Prairie by Herbert Asbury, by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Copyright 1940 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Fiery Hell at Peshtigo, Pence James - Reprinted by permission of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Reader's Digest; Copyright 1946 by Pulitzer Publishing Co.
Bring out your Dead, Hodding Carter - From Lower Mississippi, copyright 1942 by Hodding Carter and reprinted by permission of Rinehart & Company.
Johnstown Remembers, Jo Chamberlin - Reprinted by permission of the American Legion Magazine and the Reader's Digest; Copyright 1941 by the American Legion.
Inferno at Hinckley, Stewart H. Holbrook - Excerpted from the book Burning an Empire, Copyright 1943 by Stewart H. Holbrook.
The Galveston Tidal Wave, Edwin Muller - Reprinted from the North American Review for December, 1938; Copyright 1938 by the North American Review.
The Iroquois Theater Fire, Eddie Foy and Alvin F. Harlow - Excerpted from the book Clowning through Life, copyright 1928 by E. P. Dutton & Co.
Holiday Holocaust, Victor Boesen - Copyright 1945 by Esquire, Inc., (Coronet, March, 1945.)
San Francisco: City of Courage, Felix Riesenberg, Jr. - Reprinted, in condensed form, from the book Golden Gate by Felix Riesenberg, Jr., by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., copyright 1940 by Felix Riesenberg, Jr.
Sweatshop Firetrap, Louis Waldman - Condensed from the book Labor Lawyer, published by E. P. Dutton & Co. Copyright 1945 by Louis Waldman.
Titanic, Jack Lawrence - from When the Ships Come In, copyright 1940 by Jack Lawrence and reprinted by permission of Rinehart & Company, Inc., publishers.
Fury on the Great Lakes, Walter Havighurst - From The Long Ships Passing by Walter Havighurst. Copyright 1942 by The Macmillan Company and used with their permission.
Kidney Pills Wreck a Train, Stewart H. Holbrook - From The Story of American Railroads by Stewart H. Holbrook, copyright 1947 by Crown Publishers. Reprinted by permission of Crown Publishers.
The Flu Epidemic of 1918, Frederick Lewis Allen - Condensed from Scribner's Magazine; copyright 1938 by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, N. Y.
The Great Wall Street Explosion, Alan Hynd - Copyright 1945 by Esquire, Inc. (Coronet, May, 1945.)
Death in the Everglades, Ralph Wallace - Reprinted by permission of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Reader's Digest; Copyright 1945 by the Pulitzer Publishing Co.
Hotel Fire at Sea, Mary Evans Andrews - From Pageant magazine for August 1948; Copyright 1948 by Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Five O'Clock, Off California, George W. Campbell, Excerpted from The Saturday Evening Post of May 15, 1937 by the Curtis Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.
The Last Flight of the Hindenburg, Commander Charles E. Rosendahl - Excerpted from the book Zeppelin, the Story of Lighter-than-air Craft, published by Longmans, Green and Co.; copyrighted 1937 by Longmans, Green.
Hurricane in New England - Courtesy of Time, copyright Time, Inc., 1938.
Forty Fathoms Down - Condensed from Newsweek.
Pluperfect Hell, at Texas City - Courtesy of Time, copyright Time Inc., 1947.
Aviation's Blackest Hours - Courtesy of Time, copyright Time Inc., 1947.
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