Heroic Stories from the Great Halifax Explosion (full hour)
The 1917 explosion of the SS Mont Blanc ship was the largest manmade explosion in history until the atomic bomb. John U. Bacon joins us with a closer look at the tragedy and the extraordinary, but forgotten, stories of heroism that emerged in its wake.
John U Bacon
John U Bacon is the author of The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy and Heroism. He’s also written the New York Times bestsellers “Three and Out” and “Fourth and Long.” He appears often on NPR and national TV. He teaches at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and at the University of Michigan.