4 edition of Texas City disaster. found in the catalog.
Texas City disaster.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Available also in microform in CIS US congressional committee hearings, accession number (84)S1129-4.
|LC Classifications||KF26 .J8 1955d|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 134 p.|
|Number of Pages||134|
|LC Control Number||55061451|
Great book about a disaster that many people don't seem to know about. The book is about what happened to Texas City, Texas when the SS Grandcamp caught fire with ammonium nitrate fertilizer on board. It also describes the aftermath and the legal issues that followed. This is a re-read for me prior to a trip to Houston, Texas/5(28). In , the Houston Port Book identified Texas City as the fourth largest port in Texas and sixteenth in the United States based on its volume of business between and The Texas City Disaster: Changing Lives in a Heartbeat By Cheryl Lauersdorf Ross 8 HOUSTON HISTORY Vol. 15 • No largest, employing over men and women. The.
According to Hugh W. Stephens, author of "The Texas City Disaster, ," the tragedy started with the 2,ton vessel SS Grandcamp, which held ammonium nitrate fertilizer. The last one she told me was about the Texas City Disaster when, on Ap , the SS Grandcamp exploded, killing almost people and injuring thousands in a .
3 of 5 - Texas City Disaster - The force of the SS Grandcamp explosion, coupled with flying debris produced by the blast, left this scene of destruction. A surge of water - a tidal wave. Texas City, Texas. One of the largest man-made non-nuclear explosions in history occurred in the port of Texas City. On Ap , a fire broke out on the SS Grandcamp, which, unfortunately, was packed with 2, tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate.
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The story of the Texas City explosions—America's worst industrial disaster in terms of casualties—has never been fully told until now. In this book, Hugh W. Stephens draws on official reports, newspaper and magazine articles, personal letters, and interviews with several dozen survivors to provide the first full account of the disaster at /5(34).
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The Texas City Disaster, - Kindle edition by Stephens, Hugh W. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Texas City Disaster, Cited by: Texas City explosion ofindustrial disaster sparked by the fire and explosion of the SS Grandcamp on April 16–17,in Texas City, Texas.
The blast set off a chain of fires as well as a foot (metre) tidal wave. Between and people were killed, with as many as 4, injured. So, Bill Minutaglio's "City on Fire" reads like a proposed movie script (historical fiction), not history. While the author's intention may have been to use emotional devices to convey to modern readers the horrific reality of the man-made tragedy that was the Texas City Disaster of Apthe result is scenery chewing, not authenticity/5(48).
Red letters stripped across the front — repeated on the spine — spell out "Disaster at Texas City" and "By Ron Stone." Shearer Publishing of Fredericksburg brought out the book in Buy Failure to Learn: The BP Texas City Refinery Disaster Reprint by Hopkins, Andrew (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on Reviews: The Texas City Refinery explosion occurred on Mawhen a hydrocarbon vapor cloud was ignited and violently exploded at the ISOM isomerization process unit at BP's Texas City refinery in Texas City, Texas, killing 15 workers, injuring others and severely damaging the Texas City Refinery was the second-largest oil refinery in the state, and the third-largest in the.
The Texas City Disaster. Ap The morning of 16 April dawned clear and crisp, cooled by a brisk north wind. Just before A.M., longshoremen removed the hatch covers on Hold 4 of the French Liberty ship Grandcamp as they prepared to load the remainder of a consignment of ammonium nitrate 2, tons were already onboard, of which were in the lower part of.
The Texas City Disaster book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Grandcamp freighter held a deadly recipe in the port cit /5. Nearly people died when a freighter docked at Texas City exploded on Ap The huge cloud of smoke created by the explosion of the French ship Grandcamp caused many to fear that.
Disaster at Texas City book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The story of the SS Grandcamp which exploded on Apkil /5. This book gives an in depth account of the events of the Texas City Disaster from a distance of 50 years.
I think this is an excellent addition to any EM curriculum as it details success and failure of preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation, communications, volunteers, incident command, interagency coordination, mass casualty management 4/5. It was on April 16th,that one of the largest non-nuclear explosions to have ever occurred, rocked the Texas City port, killing hundreds of people including 28 members of the Texas City Fire.
In narrative detail, The Texas City Disaster recounts how the Grandcamp's explosion sent fireballs skyward to land on homes and stores, engulfing the city in flames. Through this drama, kids will learn how new safety procedures for chemical shipments help prevent such disasters today.
A series of primary-source quotes from witnesses reveal the /5(3). Failure to Learn, the BP Texas City Reﬁnery Disaster, Andrew. tem of the Texas City Reﬁnery and BP Group management in London. and discloses a whole web of malfunctioning of managers and the.
incapacity to actually learn. CCH Australia, Sidney (). Cover, ISBN The BP Texas City Reﬁnery disaster blasting away, the. The Texas City disaster was caused by organizational and safety deficiencies at all levels of the BP Corporation.
Warning signs of a possible disaster were present for several years, but company officials did not intervene effectively to prevent it. In the "Foreword" of the book Texas City Remembers, by Elizabeth Lee Wheaton which was published about a year after the disaster (in ), Ms. Wheaton states, "A complete story of the Texas City Disaster can never be told.
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Hours Monday. The Texas City Disaster This book for children about the disaster is illustrated, using blown up photographs.
Information concerning the injuries and deaths are presented using personal statements made by victims and their families. Hugh W. Stephens / STEPHENS The Texas City Disaster. In this book, Hugh W. Stephens draws on official reports, newspaper and magazine articles, personal letters, and interviews with several dozen survivors to provide the first full account of the disaster at Texas City.City on Fire The Forgotten Disaster that Devastated a Town and Ignited a Landmark Legal Battle.
This book was optioned, on publication, by the actor Tom Cruise and his production company. The Texas City Disaster was the greatest industrial disaster in American history—and the greatest man-made disaster in 20th Century America. Minutaglio, whose earlier books include George W.
Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty, has done a thorough job of researching the Texas City disaster.