Big Top Burning

Big Top Burning

The True Story of An Arsonist, A Missing Girl, and the Greatest Show on Earth

eBook - 2015
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Big Top Burning investigates the 1944 Hartford circus fire and invites readers to take part in a critical evaluation of the evidence The fire broke out at 2:40 p.m. Thousands of men, women, and children were crowded under Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's big top watching the Flying Wallendas begin their death-defying high-wire act. Suddenly someone screamed "Fire!" and the panic began. By 2:50 the tent had burned to the ground. Not everyone had made it out alive. With primary source documents and survivor interviews, Big Top Burning recounts the true story of the 1944 Hartford circus fi.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9781613731178
1613731175
9781613731161
1613731167
9781613731147
Characteristics: 1 online resource (180 p.)
Contents: Front Cover; Front Flip; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Prologue; One: The Circus Comes to Town; Two: "The Greatest Show On Earth"; Three: Fire!; Four: "The Day the Clowns Cried"; Five: Municipal Hospital; Six: "Who Knows This Child?"; Seven: Who Was to Blame?; Eight: Accident or Arson?; Nine: A Name for Little Miss 1565; Author's Note; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Image Credits; Index; Back Flip; Back Cover
Summary: Big Top Burning investigates the 1944 Hartford circus fire and invites readers to take part in a critical evaluation of the evidence The fire broke out at 2:40 p.m. Thousands of men, women, and children were crowded under Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's big top watching the Flying Wallendas begin their death-defying high-wire act. Suddenly someone screamed "Fire!" and the panic began. By 2:50 the tent had burned to the ground. Not everyone had made it out alive. With primary source documents and survivor interviews, Big Top Burning recounts the true story of the 1944 Hartford circus fi.

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