City on Fire: The Forgotten Disaster That Devastated a Town and Ignited a Landmark Legal Battle

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First published in 2003, City on Fire is a gripping, intimate account of the explosions of two ships loaded with ammonium nitrate fertilizer that demolished Texas City, Texas, in April 1947, in one of the most catastrophic disasters in American history.

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"City on Fire, [is] Bill Minutaglio's 2003 narrative account of the April 16, 1947 Texas City explosion, one of the worst disasters in American history." - Bryan-College Station Eagle "The definitive work on that event" - KUT News "The disaster has had many stories written about it, but none of them have been told as in the thoughful and easy to read City on Fire...The Book does not treat the event as a news story, but as an account of human suffering, racial problems, industrial carelessness, legal tangles and responsibilities [...] thrilling and illuminating Reading for anyone interested in the event." - The Mexia News

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"A remarkable re-creation.a terrific nonfiction work that has the narrative force of an adventure novel." -- Washington Post

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