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John Withington's book is an epic journey through the annals of the disastrous events that have marked . The first chapter by Mr. Withington about volcanoes I found particularly interesting because of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
John Withington's book is an epic journey through the annals of the disastrous events that have marked human history. In Part I are all the major natural calamities - floods. Here in North Central Washington State there was a considerable amount of ash fall following the two eruptions some 180 miles to the southwest of this area. I heard two loud sounds when it blew up. They were louder than sonic booms, and had a "sharper edge" to them.
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Withington's eye for detail enlivens what might otherwise be a morbid litany. We learn, for example, that the final eruption of Krakatoa is "said to be the loudest noise ever heard by modern man". Four hours later, the bang was heard 3,000 miles away in the Indian Ocean. How ironic that the flu pandemic of 1918 was exacerbated by the parties that followed the signing of the armistice: 19,000 Britons died in the first week of peace. Often caused by humans, disasters are a central part of the human story.
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John Withington's disturbing yet fascinating new book describes the worst things that have happened on. .John Withington takes the reader on an epic journey through the annals of the nastiest things to have afflicted mankind.
John Withington's disturbing yet fascinating new book describes the worst things that have happened on Earth from the dawn of man to the present day. Part One chronicles all the major natural calamities - floods and earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and typhoons, plague and famine. Out of all this horror, he has somehow fashioned a compulsively readble and entertaining book.
From AD 61, when Queen Boudicca - outraged at her treatment at the hands of the Romans - marched on the city and burned it to the ground, London has been hit by wave upon wave of destruction
Published: 09-12-2004. From AD 61, when Queen Boudicca - outraged at her treatment at the hands of the Romans - marched on the city and burned it to the ground, London has been hit by wave upon wave of destruction. This fascinating and unique book tells the story of 2000 years of disaster - fire, water, disease, pollution, accident, storm, riot, terrorism and enemy action. It chronicles well-known disasters like the Great Plague of 1665 and the Blitz, as well as lesser-known events such as whirlwinds and earthquakes, and includes the human stories behind the various catastrophes.
Skyhorse, 13 нояб John Withington is the author of The Disastrous History of London and produces television documentaries.
Sure to scare, inform, and entertain, Disaster! is a book of serious history that is as much fun as any horror film. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history-books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. John Withington is the author of The Disastrous History of London and produces television documentaries.
I'm a disaster historian, and author of a number of books including 'London's Disasters:from Boudicca to the Banking Crisis', 'A Disastrous History of Britain' and 'A Disastrous History of the World'. I also blog daily on disaster history.