The last days of St. Pierre

the volcanic disaster that claimed thirty thousand lives

By Zebrowski, Ernest

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ISBN
978-0-81353-041-3
Publisher
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2002.


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Reviewed on December 1, 2001

On May 8, 1902, Mont Pelee on the island of Martinique exploded. A vast cloud of superheated steam, ash, rocks, and debris descended on the port city of St. Pierre. In three or four minutes the entire population of the city, including many refugees from the surrounding countryside, died. The disaster attracted worldwide attention because it occurred in a prosperous French colony and was swiftly reported via telegraph. Numerous contemporary accounts...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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