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Sinking the Sultana : a Civil War story of imprisonment, greed, and a doomed journey home

Author: Sally M Walker
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The worst maritime disaster in American history wasn't the Titanic. It was the steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River and it could have been prevented.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Biographies
History
Personal narratives
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sally M Walker
ISBN: 9780763677558 0763677558
OCLC Number: 969386295
Description: 196 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: April 27, 1865, 2:30 a.m. --
Steamboats a-comin' --
Off to war --
Dens of death --
A large and splendid steamer --
Freedom --
Countdown to disaster --
End of the world --
Rescue --
A grim search --
Why? --
A sad truth.
Other Titles: Civil War story of imprisonment, greed, and a doomed journey home
Responsibility: Sally M. Walker.

Abstract:

The worst maritime disaster in American history wasn't the Titanic. It was the steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River and it could have been prevented.

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A must for lovers of history

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2018-02-01) Excellent Permalink

It is said that a disaster is never the result of a single factor, but a cascade of poor decisions that bypass good sense and safety protocols. This is abundantly clear in the tragedy that befell the Sultana.

Soldiers who had suffered starvation, disease, and exposure were packed onto a poorly...
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