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The Sultana Tragedy : America's Greatest Maritime Disaster
by Jerry O. Potter


Overview - "Lee Surrenders!" "President Murdered!" "Booth Killed!" screamed the headlines of American newspapers in April 1865, leaving little room for mention of a maritime disaster that to this day stands as America's worst. On April 27, 1865, the Sultana, a wooden-hulled steamboat carrying six times the legal capacity, exploded on the Mississippi River, killing more than 1,800 men.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"Lee Surrenders!" "President Murdered!" "Booth Killed!" screamed the headlines of American newspapers in April 1865, leaving little room for mention of a maritime disaster that to this day stands as America's worst. On April 27, 1865, the Sultana, a wooden-hulled steamboat carrying six times the legal capacity, exploded on the Mississippi River, killing more than 1,800 men. Here is the little-known story.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780882898612
  • ISBN-10: 0882898612
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: April 1992
  • Page Count: 312
  • Dimensions: 9.22 x 6.32 x 1.19 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.39 pounds


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