Disaster

Stewart O'Nan: "The Circus Fire" (Doubleday)

August 24, 2000

In 1944, a cataclysmic fire broke out in a circus tent in Hartford, Connecticut and killed 167 people. Stewart O'Nan's new book tells the story of the tragedy and how it affected the city of Hartford and the thousands of people who were in...

Susan and Daniel Cohen: "Pan Am 103" (New American Library)

August 2, 2000

In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland, killing more than 250 people. One of the passengers was a young woman of 20 named Theo Cohen. Her parents, Susan and Daniel Cohen, have written a book about the investigation...

Volcanoes

April 10, 2000

The recent eruption of Mount Usu in Japan was predicted with enough accuracy to allow for the evacuation of thousands of people from threatened areas. Almost 20 years after the eruption of Mount Saint Helens killed 57 people in Washington...

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