The circus fire
(Book)

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Published:
New York : Doubleday, 2000.
Status:
Central Adult Nonfiction
974.6 ONAN
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The acclaimed author of A Prayer for the Dying brings all his narrative gifts to bear on this gripping account of tragedy and heroism-the great Hartford circus fire of 1944.Halfway through a midsummer afternoon performance, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus's big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin and gasoline; in seconds it was burning out of control, and more than 8,000 people were trapped inside. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, O'Nan skillfully re-creates the horrific events and illuminates the psychological oddities of human behavior under stress: the mad scramble for the exits; the hero who tossed dozens of children to safety before being trampled to death. Brilliantly constructed and exceptionally moving, The Circus Fire is history at its most compelling.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
xiii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0385496842, 0385496850 (Anchor Books pbk.)

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APA Citation (style guide)

O'Nan, S. (2000). The circus fire. First edition. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

O'Nan, Stewart, 1961-. 2000. The Circus Fire. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

O'Nan, Stewart, 1961-, The Circus Fire. New York: Doubleday, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

O'Nan, Stewart. The Circus Fire. First edition. New York: Doubleday, 2000. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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