Too Many to Mourn

James Mahar, Rowena Mahar,

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ISBN: 9781551096681

Too Many to Mourn

  Author:   James Mahar, Rowena Mahar,  
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

At nine o’clock on the morning of December 6, 1917, the close-knit family of James Jackson and Elizabeth (Halloran) Jackson-five sons, four daughters, their spouses, forty-eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren were happily engaged in their everday lives in Richmond, Halifax’s North End. The women had sent their children off to school; their husbands had gone off to work at Richmond’s dockyard, railyard or sugar refinery. Another day of activity and promise had begun. Within five minutes, forty-six members of the Jackson family were dead, and nineteen were badly injured. Within five minutes their homes, schools, and places of work were completely demolished. Within five minutes the hopes and dreams of a family and community were destroyed forever.

Too Many To Mourn tells the tragic story of the Halifax Explosion through the lives and deaths of the Jackson family. It is a meticulous reconstruction of the personal events of their lives in the face of this disaster, and an affecting account of a community’s endeavours to abide an unfathomable loss.

Now this winner of the Dartmouth Book Award in 1999 has been updated with a new cover.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781551096681
Item NB0807
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onMay 28 2008
Language eng
Pages 214
Format Paperback
Dimensions6(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight370(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE