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Review: The Texas City Disaster, 1947User Review - Tanya Cassingham - Goodreads
I read this book for a class and it was quite interesting. In 1947, two ships docked at Texas City near Galveston exploded because the potential hazard of ammonium nitrate wasn't understood. Five ... Read full review
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16 April ammonium nitrate fertilizer arrived assistance began black smoke Board of Investigation Braidech burning Captain casualties Chief Ladish Coast Guard crew Dalehite damage devastation Disaster Relief Activities docks efforts Ellington Field emergency facilities federal feet Fourth Army Galveston Galveston County Grandcamp Grandcamp's explosion hazardous materials High Flyer hold hospital Houston Police Houston Police Department hundred industrial disaster injured Iris Keene Liberty ship Lieutenant Sumrall loading located Lykes Brothers Main Slip Memorial Public Library military Monsanto Monsanto plant Moore Memorial Public municipal North Slip officials oil tanks operations personnel persons petrochemical Pier port quickly radio Red Cross refineries Republic Oil response Rosenberg Library rumors Sandberg search and rescue ship explosions shrapnel stevedores storage tanks survivors tank farms Terminal Railway Texas City Disaster Texas City's Texas State Guard town town's trucks tugs turning basin U.S. Department volunteer warehouses waterfront workers wounded
Page vi - A day of wrath is that day, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of trumpet blast and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the lofty battlements.
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