John Boileau

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ISBN: 9781772760668


  Author:   John Boileau    
  Publisher:  MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.

On December 6, 1917, two tramp steamers, the Mont-Blanc and the Imo, collided in wartime Halifax Harbour, creating what became the largest man-made explosion of its time. More than 2,000 people died, 9,000 were injured, 6,000 people were left homeless and an additional 19,000 were left without adequate shelter. In a combination of words and images (many never seen before), John Boileau delivers a breathtaking account of the magnitude of this event.

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ISBN associated with this title: 9781772760668
Item MP0072
PublisherMacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.
PublisherMacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.
Published on August 14 2017
Language eng
Pages 118
Format Hardcover
Dimensions9.75(in) x 11(in)
Shipping weight732(g)
John Boileau served in the Canadian Army for thirty-seven years, retiring as a colonel in 1999, and is currently the Honorary Colonel of The Halifax Rifles (RCAC). He is the author of thirteen books and more than 500 magazine and newspaper articles. Two of his books, Fastest in the World and Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy, have both been shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction. John and his wife, Miriam, live in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

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