HILTON, George W.
Title: Eastland : Legacy of the Titanic. First Paperback Printing
Publisher:  Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1996, ISBN:0804728011
Seller ID: 23634
HILTON, George W. Eastland : Legacy of the Titanic. Stanford : Stanford University Press, (1996). First Paperback Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-xvii,(3),1-364,(8). Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. George Woodman Hilton (b. January 18,1925, Chicago –d. August 4, 2014, Columbia, Maryland). "This is the first comprehensive account of the capsizing in 1915 of the steamer Eastland, an accident that killed more than 800 men, women, and children - the worst disaster of any kind in the history of Chicago and the worst in the history ofthe Great Lakes. [...] Alterations and the addition of more lifeboats and rafts after the Titanic sank made the Eastland so unstable that it rolled over in the Chicago River." - from the back cover. Contents: 1. The MichiganSteamship Company; 2. The Lake Shore Navigation Company; 3. The St. Joseph - Chicago Steamship Company; 4. The Disaster; 5. The Immediate Aftermath; 6. The Criminal Actions; 7. The Civil Actions; 8. The Wilmette. With the following appendices: A. Registry Data; B. Hull List, Jenks Ship Building Company; C. Evaluation of the Eastland by Professor Herbert Charles Sadler (pp. 243-282); D. List of Victims. With notes and index. Very good. 25.00