The Hero of the Slocum Disaster

by Eric Blau

Publisher: Mosaic Press (NY)

Written in English
Cover of: The Hero of the Slocum Disaster | Eric Blau
Published: Pages: 293 Downloads: 523
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Subjects:

  • Historical fiction,
  • True Stories,
  • American Historical Fiction,
  • Fiction - Historical,
  • American English,
  • Fiction,
  • Historical - General
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8213874M
ISBN 100889626154
ISBN 109780889626157
OCLC/WorldCa40425141

Apr 3, - Explore maldonadoj's board "PS General Slocum Tragedy", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about East river, Titanic underwater and Church picnic pins. Disaster Heroes. likes. Disaster Heroes recounts the inspiring true stories of ordinary people who've done extraordinary things to help respond and rebuild after ers:   The General Slocum disaster Today (J ) marks the th anniversary of the sinking of the General Slocum, a steamship that had been hired by St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kleindeutschland ("Little Germany") to take its .   Emails shows Brooke Slocum, 18, and Charles Oppenneer, 25, connected with their killer through a Craigslist ad before they vanished in Wyoming, Michigan.

It is safe to say that the General Slocum disaster is better remembered by Mr. Kernan than by ninety-nine per cent of modern New Yorkers. It took place in the pre-television age, and it cannot be. Later he was pardoned by President William Howard Taft, who had promised the labor unions he would do so in exchange for their votes. this is the tapestry against which Eric Blau tells the story of the Slocum Disaster and its feisty, foul mouthed hero who, at the age of ninty-five, remembers all as he gives us his account of what really : Eric Blau. Professor Slocum has held a number of positions in professional societies. He was elected as a Fellow to the Academy of Management in for his outstanding contributions to the profession of management, a Fellow to the Decision Sciences Institute in for his research in behavioral decision theory and a Fellow in the Center for Leadership at the University of Texas, Dallas, The Hero of the Slocum Patrick TullÕs one-man performance, ÒThe Hero of the Slocum, is based on the disaster that took the lives of people on the East River excursion boat General Slocum. Tull renders 20 characters through a variety of voices and dialects.

– Eric Blau's novel The Hero of the Slocum Disaster is based on the disaster; it was later adapted by Patrick Tull and Emily King into a one man play – The story of the General Slocum was described as an "Avoidable Catastrophe" in Bob Fenster's book, Duh! The burning of the General Slocum, named for Maj. Gen. Henry Warner Slocum, a Civil War hero and New York congressman, was the most lethal peacetime maritime disaster in the nation's history. It is generally accepted that 1, people died, almost seven times as many as in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in , which killed and is often. The Slocum Disaster () Quotes on IMDb: Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, TV series and more. The General Slocum disaster was the New York area’s worst disaster in terms of loss of life until the Septem attacks. It remains the worst maritime disaster in the city’s history. In some of these discoveries were assembled in Cussler’s first non-fiction book, The Sea Hunters.

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The Hero of the Slocum Disaster is a novel you will always remember-about a boat ride you'll never forget. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

2/5(1). The PS General Slocum was a sidewheel passenger steamboat built in Brooklyn, New York, in During her service history, she was involved in a number of mishaps, including multiple groundings and collisions. On JGeneral Slocum caught fire and sank in the East River of New York City.

At the time of the accident, she was on a chartered run carrying members of St. Mark's Laid down: Decem The story of the "General Slocum", a ship which caught ablaze in with the loss of women and children. The captain was brought to trial and later pardoned, but. The General Slocum Disaster occurred on J This tragedy is much less well known compared to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of Maand the Titanic Disaster of Ap Perhaps these two shocking events happening within a Author: Valerie Wingfield.

A Spectacle of Horror – The Burning of the General Slocum The deadliest disaster in New York before 9/11 killed many women and children and ultimately erased a German community from the map of Author: Gilbert King.

There were few experienced swimmers among over 1, Lower East Side residents who boarded the General Slocum on J It shouldn’t have mattered, since the steamship was chartered only for a languid excursion from Manhattan to Long Island Sound. But a fire erupted minutes into the trip, forcing hundreds of terrified passengers into the by: 5.

The General Slocum was a passenger steamer out of New York City. On J the ship was carrying German immigrants to a church picnic on Long Island. The ship caught fire on the East River and tragedy ensued. The book gives the reader a look into life in turn of the century New York City.

I had never heard of the Slocum disaster before/5. A century ago today, the steamship General Slocum and its 1, passengers began a journey up the East River for a church picnic on Long Island. But the Slocum never made it; it.

The burning of the General Slocum, named for Maj. Gen. Henry Warner Slocum, a Civil War hero and New York congressman, was the most lethal. The General Slocum Centennial Scrapbook contains the uniquely personal recollections of the survivors and their families, the good Samaritans, the heroes, the caregivers, the passers by whose families were touched by the largest maritime disaster and most deadly fire in New York City’s history.

The History Guy remembers the General Slocum, New York's worst maritime disaster. The History Guy uses images that are in the Public Domain.

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- Explore molgert1's board " General Slocum Ferry Disaster", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Slocum, Disasters, History pins. The first truly outstanding General Slocum book, Ship Ablaze, by Ed O’Donnell, was published into excellent reviews.

The book, a well-done television documentary, and the th anniversary of the fire helped elevate public awareness of the disaster to the highest it had been in decades.

Minnie Muller Rolka had died inEdna. General Slocum Disaster Memorial Marker an entire neighborhood. More people died on this ship than on the Titanic and this was the single greatest loss in New York City up to the Septem terrorist attacks.

people (1/3 of those who died in the Twin Towers) burned or drowned. The New-York Historical Society is exhibiting artifacts related to the burning of the ship General Slocum, in which over a thousand people died.

Small Relics of a Colossal : Bill Schulz. The complete series list for - John Slocum Jake Logan. Series reading order, cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. In -- eight years before the Titanic disaster-- a fire aboard the Slocum took more than 1, lives.

Now, a band of determined New Yorkers, spearheaded by playwright, poet and lyricist Eric. On J (eight years before the Titanic) more than immigrants of the Lower East Side boarded a steamboat called the General Slocum.

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Search for content in message boards. Names or keywords. Advanced Search. All Boards. General Slocum Disaster () - Family History & Genealogy Message Board. Subject. Author. Posted Within. Message. – Eric Blau's novel The Hero of the Slocum Disaster is based on the disaster; it was later adapted by Patrick Tull and Emily King into a one-man play [28] – The story of General Slocum was described as an "Avoidable Catastrophe" in Bob Fenster 's book, Duh.

Among the books he authored was The hero of the Slocum disaster, an historical novel exploring the infamous sinking of the General Slocum. He received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for the mystery novel The Keys to Billy Tillio.

Jacques Brel. Topics in Chronicling America - General Slocum Steamboat Tragedy St. Mark’s Lutheran Church charters the SS General Slocum for its annual outing.

A fire breaks out and is soon exacerbated by a strong headwind that fanned the flames, the failure of the captain to reach shore, faulty life preservers, inaccessible life boats, and a pervasive. The burning of the General Slocum, named for Maj.

Gen. Henry Warner Slocum, a Civil War hero and New York congressman, was the most lethal peacetime maritime disaster in the nation's history. It is generally accepted that 1, people died, almost seven times as many as in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire inwhich killed and is often.

The General Slocum itself was salvaged and turned into a barge, which again sank seven years later. The final survivor of the disaster, Adella Wotherspoon, died at the age of in The General Slocum disaster, incidentally, is mentioned in Joyce’s Ulysses, which takes place the following day, J Books shelved as wounded-hero: The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn, To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt, Making Faces by Amy Harmon, Marrying the Major.

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Slocum parlayed his military record into a successful law practice and three terms in Congress between and Affixing the name of this much- admired elder statesman to the paddle box in large fancy lettering would, the owners hoped, lend the new steamboat an aura of respectability, honor, glory, and history/5(27).

Second, the General Slocum disaster brought about a major upgrading of steamboat safety regulations and a sweeping reform of the United States Steamboat Inspection Service (USSIS).

One week after the fire, President Theodore Roosevelt named a five-man commission to investigate the Slocum tragedy and recommend measures that would prevent an. Dr. Mendel Stromm is the professor in the film Spiderman.

History. In the film he is depicted as a scientist employed by Oscorp Technologies assisting Norman Osborn in developing his Human Performance Enhancers for the military.

However when funder General Slocum visits Oscorp to examine their progress he expresses doubts in the Enhancers' effectiveness because the initial mouse test.In the informational text “Disaster on the East River: When the General Slocum Caught Fire,” Mary E.

Glucksman discusses how Mary McCann’s saved twenty people. As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Honor & Courage as it relates to the text.The General Slocum tragedy took 1, lives, but brought about a major upgrading of steamboat safety regulations and a sweeping reform of the United States Steamboat Inspection Service.