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The West Plains Dance Hall Explosion

The West Plains Dance Hall Explosion
 

The 1928 explosion that transformed a West Plains dance hall into a raging inferno sparked feverish national media attention and decades of bitterness in the Missouri town it tore apart. And while the story inspired a popular country song, the firestorm that claimed thirty-nine l... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781609491161
Barcode 9781609491161
Published 31 December 2010 by History Press (SC)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Waterhouse, Lin
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ISBN-13 9781609491161
ISBN-10 1609491165
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Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher History Press (SC)
Imprint History Press (SC)
Publication Date 31 December 2010
International Publication Date 3 December 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Waterhouse, Lin
Category World History: From C 1900 -
American History
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress West Plains (Mo.) - History - 20th century, Explosions - Missouri - West Plains - History - 20th century, Dance halls - Missouri - West Plains - History - 20th century, West Plains (Mo.), Registers of births, etc - Missouri - West Plains
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 929.377885
Catalogue Code Not specified

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The 1928 explosion that transformed a West Plains dance hall into a raging inferno sparked feverish national media attention and decades of bitterness in the Missouri town it tore apart. And while the story inspired a popular country song, the firestorm that claimed thirty-nine lives remains an unsolved mystery. In this first book on the notorious catastrophe, Lin Waterhouse presents a clear account of the event and its aftermath that judiciously weighs conflicting testimony and deeply respects the personal anguish experienced by parents forced to identify their children by their clothing and personal trinkets.

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