TERRIBLE LIFE-ALTERING CALAMITIES THAT HAVE FADED INTO THE FABRIC OF HISTORY
Imagine a deadly terrorist bomb attack on American school kids. Or a sinking ocean liner that claims six times the number of lives lost in the Titanic disaster. Or an attack of deadly snakes on a town leaving fifty dead.
THESE THINGS HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED, BUT PEOPLE NO LONGER REMEMBER.
This is the premise behind Forgotten Tragedies. This eye-opening new book explores a number of tragic events, worldwide but mostly in the U.S. that have largely been wiped from public memory. These are tragedies with great human consequence, both at the hands of man and mother nature. These events include calamities which have faded into the fabric of time, but should be remembered for their level of heartbreaking catastrophe.
?One witness said the flood was like a ?huge hill rolling over and over.? A train engineer saved many lives when he saw the flood coming, by throwing his engine in reverse, whistle blaring, to warn the people, until the flood reached the engine and tossed it aside like a toy. The engineer survived, but at least 50 people on the train died.?
?Long before cable news, these stories of diabolical minds and tremendous tragedy captured our hearts and united America in hope and prayer. Updates crackles over the radio and blared from front pages. Bob?s book captures these fascinating, bizarre and unimaginable firsts in a book that reads like a charcuterie board... bite-sized, meaty enough to fill in the blank spots in your history memory bank or launch you on a quest to learn even more. Learn more in a few pages than in an hour long documentary, this dictionary of disaster is right-sized doses of drama and it?s all real. A great gift and a must for your coffee table.?-Chris Burrous, News Anchor, KTLA-5 Los Angeles
?Dramatic accounts of the strange and bizarre moments of numerous forgotten tragedies. For lovers of quirky history, this is a fascinating glimpse into the Forgotten Tragedies of the past that cry out to be remembered. This book has something for everyone, the short stories are full of historical facts and drama without being too overwhelming. From the Great Molasses Flood to one of the first televised tragedies that brought a nation together, Forgotten Tragedies will leave you wanting more.?-Michelle Pennell, book critic
"You don't have to be a 'Debbie Downer' to get something out of these twisted tales of misery and mayhem. They're bite-sized bits of history. An easy collection stories to pick up and hard to put down."-Mai Do, former news anchor
?Fascinating and compelling. A detailed walk through some of histories headliners that is thoroughly engaging. A page turner that in the end, left me wanting more.?-Toni Forster, Children's Author