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In December, 1917, Halifax, Nova Scotia suffered the largest human-made explosion before the atomic bomb when two ships, one loaded to the gunwales with munitions, collided. Jeremy Akerman sets the scene through the eyes of admirals and lovers, harbour pilots and telegraphers, those who fought to avert the disaster and those who had no idea what was about to happen to them.

  • Book details

    5x8 inch paperback, 216 pages

    ISBN 9781998149162

  • Review

    “The pacing of a thriller movie with a depth of research below the surface...It is a remarkable tale of the worst (shooting of looters) and the best (heroism amongst neighbourhoods turned into a wasteland) sides of humanity...Explosion deserves to be up on the shelf next to Hugh MacLennan's Barometer Rising and Jon Tattrie's Black Snow.”
    --Ronan O’Driscoll, author of Poor Farm

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