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.
John Boileau is the bestselling author of a dozen books of historical non-fiction. He has literally written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, book reviews and opinion pieces. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to the history and heritage of Nova Scotia. Mr. Boileau served in the Canadian Army for 37 years, retiring as a colonel in 1999. He is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and is currently Honourary Colonel of The Halifax Rifles.
Publication Date: 20170814
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