Wadsworth Atheneum

CONNECTICUT DISASTERS: TRUE STORIES OF TRAGEDY AND SURVIVAL

It’s only human to be fascinated by disasters - and uplifted by reports of survival in the face of overwhelming circumstances. History writer Ellsworth S. Grant takes you back to Connecticut’s most catastrophic events, vividly re-creating the moments that changed the Nutmeg State forever.

Experience the drama of:

  • Benedict Arnold’s traitorous burning of New London in 1781
  • The fight for survival and liberty by enslaved Africans aboard the Amistad
  • The blizzard of 1888 - New England’s benchmark winter storm
  • The great 1938 hurricane that tore apart over 700 shoreline homes
  • The 1944 Hartford fire that engulfed a circus tent, killing 168
  • The 1978 Hartford Civic Center collapse - hours after an event

Details: By Ellsworth S. Grant
published 2006, 192 pages, softcover

 

 

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