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The Circus Fire

Stewart O'Nan
pubblicato da Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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The acclaimed author of Emily, Alone and Henry, Himself brings all his narrative gifts to bear on this gripping account of tragedy and heroismthe great Hartford circus fire of 1944.

It was a midsummer afternoon, halfway through a Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus performance, when the big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin and gasoline; in seconds it was burning out of control. More than 8,000 people were trapped inside, and the ensuing disaster would eventually take 167 lives.

Steward O'Nan brings all his narrative gifts to bear on this gripping account of the great Hartford circus fire of 1944. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, O'Nan skillfully re-creates the horrific events and illuminates the psychological oddities of human behavior under stress: the mad scramble for the exits; the perilous effort to maneuver animals out of danger; the hero who tossed dozens of children to safety before being trampled to death. Brilliantly constructed and exceptionally moving, The Circus Fire is history at its most compelling.

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Generi Storia e Biografie » Storia delle Americhe » Storia sociale e culturale , Cinema e Spettacolo » Danza e altri spettacoli » Teatro di strada, mimo, circo e altri spettacoli

Editore Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM

Pubblicato 10/12/2008

Lingua Inglese

EAN-13 9780307482983

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