Title: Disaster on the Mississippi: The Sultana Explosion, April 27, 1865
Author: Gene Eric Salecker
Description: Inscribed by author on title page. Third printing. Black boards with gilt lettering on spine. Fine in a near fine jacket. Dust jacket in an archival mylar sleeve. pp. xii, 346.
The sinking of the steamboat Sultana remains to this day the worst maritime disaster in United States history. Salecker's work looks at the tragedy through the eyes of the victims themselves, offers a concise, mintue-by-minute account, and presents new information on the cause of the explosion and its effects on different parts of the boat.
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Place: Annapolis, Maryland
Keywords: history, Civil War, Mississippi River, steamboat disasters,
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