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HILTON, George W. Eastland : Legacy of the Titanic. Stanford : Stanford University Press, (1995). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xvii,(3),-364,(8). Illustrated in b&w. 8vo, blue cloth with copper-coloured lettering to spine.
George Woodman Hilton (b. January 18, 1925, Chicago –d. August 4, 2014, Columbia, Maryland).
"On the morning of July 24, 1915, the steamer Eastland capsized in the Chicago River as she was casting off her lines preparing to depart on an excursion of Western Electric Company employees to a company picnic. The accident killed more than 800 men, women, and children, making it the worst disaster of any kind in the history of Chicago and in the history of the Great Lakes.
This first comprehensive account of the Eastland disaster attempts to explain what has always been regarded as an inexplicable event. In the process, the author refutes many of the myths that have grown out of the Eastland tragedy, notably that the ship capsized because most of her passengers suddenly rushed from starboard -- the wharf side -- to port. No similar maritime disaster has received more attention to detail than the author has accorded the Eastland, making this a landmark study in the annals of American maritime history." - from the dust jacket.
1. The Michigan Steamship 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 in dustjacket. Signed and warmly inscribed by Hilton the first page. 50.00
Title: Eastland : Legacy of the Titanic. First Edition in dustjacket, inscribed.
Publisher: Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1995, ISBN:0804722919: 1995
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