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    When the Dancing Stopped: The Real Story of the Morro Castle Disaster and Its Deadly Wake (CD-Audio) By (author) Brian Hicks, Narrator Dick Hill

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    DescriptionIn the bestselling tradition of "The Devil in the White City," award-winning author Brian Hicks tells the explosive story of the " Morro Castle"-the elegant luxury liner that burned off the coast of New Jersey in 1934. On September 7, 1934, the captain of the luxurious Ward Line flagship "Morro Castle" died under mysterious circumstances seven hours before his ship caught fire off the New Jersey coast. Much of the crew abandoned ship, leaving passengers to burn or jump into the sea as a hurricane approached and literally fanned the flames. The ship was incinerated, and 134 people perished. Using hundreds of previously classified FBI reports, first-person survivor interviews, and countless documents, Brian Hicks has written-and solved-a murder mystery that mesmerized the nation more than seventy years ago. Told with authentic period detail and true-crime excitement, Hicks determines that the ominous weather was not the cause for the ship's burning. After reading Hick's deeply researched epic, we can only conclude that the disaster was the work of a madman among the crew. Hicks creates a finely drawn portrait of Depression-era America. Perfect for history buffs and adventure enthusiasts, "When the Dancing Stopped" is nonfiction narrative at its best. "A suspenseful, highly satisfying read."--"Kirkus" Starred Review ..".the book is a riveting account of this tragedy..."--"Booklist"


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    Title
    When the Dancing Stopped
    Subtitle
    The Real Story of the Morro Castle Disaster and Its Deadly Wake
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Hicks, Narrator Dick Hill
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 162 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400133277
    ISBN 10: 1400133270
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T General Subject: 430
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1930
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBEJ
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006010, HIS000000
    DC22: 910.916346
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    DC21: 910.916346
    DC22: 910.9163/46
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54360
    LC classification: VK1257.M6 H53 2006C
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    01 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook
    Author Information
    Brian Hicks is a general assignment writer with The Post and Courier. He was named South Carolina Press Assiciation Journalist of the Year in 1998. Reader of over four hundred audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie Awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. "AudioFile" includes Dick on their prestigious list of Golden Voices.