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1 MINUTAGLIO, Bill CITY ON FIRE. The Forgotten Disaster That devastated a Town and Ignited a Landmark Legal Battle
New York Harper Collins 2003 0060185414 / 9780060185411 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 
xii+285pp+illus. In 1947, Texas City was experiencing boom times, bristling with chemical and oil plants built to provide Europe with the raw materials needed to rebuild its ruined cities. When an explosion ripped through its docks, the effect was cataclysmic. Thousands of people were wounded or killed, the fire department was decimated, planes were shot out of the sky and massive ocean-bound freighters disintegrated. The blast was felt in Galveston, forty miles away. Chaos reigned, the military was scrambled, the FBI launched investigations and ordinary citzens turned into heroes. A fine study of one of the most profound but forgotten disasters in American history and a story of courage, bravery and a quest for justice. 
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