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The Resource Gone at 3:17 : the untold story of the worst school disaster in American history, David M. Brown and Michael Wereschagin

Gone at 3:17 : the untold story of the worst school disaster in American history, David M. Brown and Michael Wereschagin

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Gone at 3:17 : the untold story of the worst school disaster in American history
Title
Gone at 3:17
Title remainder
the untold story of the worst school disaster in American history
Statement of responsibility
David M. Brown and Michael Wereschagin
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How a town lost its future. 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 ..
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
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1948-
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Brown, David M.
Dewey number
373.764/185
Index
index present
LC call number
LD7501.N4662
LC item number
B76 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Wereschagin, Michael
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  • Consolidated School (New London, Tex.)
  • Explosions
  • Disasters
  • High schools
  • Disaster victims
  • New London (Tex.)
  • New London (Tex.)
  • Consolidated School (New London, Tex.)
  • EDUCATION
  • Disaster victims
  • Disasters
  • Explosions
  • High schools
  • Texas
Label
Gone at 3:17 : the untold story of the worst school disaster in American history, David M. Brown and Michael Wereschagin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1: 3:16 p.m.; Part I. Calm; 2 Daybreak, March 18; 3 The Superintendent; 4 Sweet Chariot; 5 Pleasant Hill; 6 American Dreams; 7 Wildcats' Pep Rally; 8 Farmer's Boy; 9 The Black Giant; 10 Lunchtime; 11 Fateful Afternoon; 12 Last Dance; Part II. Terror; 13: 3:17 p.m.; 14 Thunder on a Clear Day; 15 Newshounds; 16 Holy Sisters; 17 Radio Man; 18 Into the Ruins; 19 Newsflash; 20 A Blue Patch of Sky; 21 Valley of Death at Sundown; 22 Mother Frances; 23 Midnight of the Soul; 24 Dawn, March 19; 25 Hard News; Part III. Aftermath, March 20-29; 26 Coffin Train
  • 27 Reckoning28 Lament; 29 Amazing Grace; 30 Survivors Assembly, March 29; Part IV. Epilogue; 31 Reunion; 32 A Final Word; In Memoriam; Interviews; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Authors
Control code
773897792
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612341545
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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c5d1f0b3-f3b2-4f93-93ba-c8faca590ce6
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773897792
Label
Gone at 3:17 : the untold story of the worst school disaster in American history, David M. Brown and Michael Wereschagin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1: 3:16 p.m.; Part I. Calm; 2 Daybreak, March 18; 3 The Superintendent; 4 Sweet Chariot; 5 Pleasant Hill; 6 American Dreams; 7 Wildcats' Pep Rally; 8 Farmer's Boy; 9 The Black Giant; 10 Lunchtime; 11 Fateful Afternoon; 12 Last Dance; Part II. Terror; 13: 3:17 p.m.; 14 Thunder on a Clear Day; 15 Newshounds; 16 Holy Sisters; 17 Radio Man; 18 Into the Ruins; 19 Newsflash; 20 A Blue Patch of Sky; 21 Valley of Death at Sundown; 22 Mother Frances; 23 Midnight of the Soul; 24 Dawn, March 19; 25 Hard News; Part III. Aftermath, March 20-29; 26 Coffin Train
  • 27 Reckoning28 Lament; 29 Amazing Grace; 30 Survivors Assembly, March 29; Part IV. Epilogue; 31 Reunion; 32 A Final Word; In Memoriam; Interviews; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Authors
Control code
773897792
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612341545
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c5d1f0b3-f3b2-4f93-93ba-c8faca590ce6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773897792

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