Feb 21, 2020
Miracles and Mysteries: The Halifax Explosion December 6, 1917
Posted by Mary Ann Monnon

Mary Anna Monnon s father was one of the lucky survivors of the Halifax Explosion, the great World War One disaster that devastated Halifax and killed over two thousand people His personal story, along with the stories of other survivors, are woven into this captivating account of the events leading up to and following the explosion of the munitions ship Mont Blanc in HalMary Anna Monnon s father was one of the lucky survivors of the Halifax Explosion, the great World War One disaster that devastated Halifax and killed over two thousand people His personal story, along with the stories of other survivors, are woven into this captivating account of the events leading up to and following the explosion of the munitions ship Mont Blanc in Halifax Harbour Monnon begins the story in the days just prior to the explosion, providing news items, ads, and public notices that give readers fresh insight into life in the city at that time Monnon s interviewees provide candid recollections of where they were and their initial responses to the disaster What emerge are unusually personal stories of confusion, injury, loss, and the eventual resurgence of hope raw remembrances that bring back into sharp focus those first days on the ground.Miracles and Mysteries is a reminder of the tragedy of war, and how ordinary people respond to overwhelming and inexplicable events.

  • Title: Miracles and Mysteries: The Halifax Explosion December 6, 1917
  • Author: Mary Ann Monnon
  • ISBN: 9781551098159
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Miracles and Mysteries The Halifax Explosion December Mary Anna Monnon s father was one of the lucky survivors of the Halifax Explosion the great World War One disaster that devastated Halifax and killed over two thousand people His personal story alon

    Shanlon Gilbert

    There are several factual errors before the book even begins to address the explosion. For example, the Halifax Citadel was built between 1828 and 1856, meaning it took 28 years to build, not 30 as the author claims. It took less than a chapter for this book to lose credibility with me. In addition, the sentence structure is frequently awkward and the text fails to be precise, leaving ample potential for readers to misinterpret intended meanings (or in other words: it misrepresents history). I w [...]



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