In the bestselling tradition of "The Devil in the White City," award-winning author Hicks tells the explosive story of the "Morro Castle," the ...Show synopsisIn the bestselling tradition of "The Devil in the White City," award-winning author Hicks tells the explosive story of the "Morro Castle," the elegant luxury liner that burned off the coast of New Jersey in 1934. of photos.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very Good in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xxi, 346 pp.,...Very Good in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xxi, 346 pp., illus., bib. notes, index; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. Top edge tanned. Remainder mark/tail edge. Fine DJ. "During the dark days of the Great Depression, thousands of weary souls escaped their bleak lives for a week of paradise aboard the Ward Line's glamorous cruise ship, the Morro Castle. It was the most famous passenger liner of its day, lightning fast, elegantly appointed. It was also a ticking time bomb. It was the summer of 1934. Two sailors joined the Morro Castle crew, one a teenager on his first job away from home, the other a dangerous psychopath. Within two months, they would witness the end of the party in a single night of death, killer storms, and catastrophic fire. And that was only the beginning of a twenty-year-long story. In When the Dancing Stopped, we too walk up the gangplank to that art-deco liner and, at first, enjoy the glamour and the sultry Havana nights. With mounting suspense, we also witness the launch of a mystery that mesmerized the nation and then, in the midst of troubled times, faded away. Award-winning author Brian Hicks, using newly declassified FBI files, thousands of pages of investigation notes, testimony, and new interviews, takes the reader on a mid-century cruise through history, revealing a cold-case file that had been, until now, left unsolved for history. And, as he relates in this work of masterful storytelling, it all began with the last cruise of the Morro Castle. One of those two men, Thomas Torresson Jr., first sailed on the cruise ship as a high school senior recovering from serious illness and soon found a love that would endure his entire life. Within months, he would join the crew. For George Rogers, a gifted radio operator with a secret past, the ship was merely the latest in a long line of jobs. Their paths would cross several times on the way to their destiny, and the disaster would affect the two in very different ways: one would become famous, the other scarred forever. In the grand tradition of The Devil in the White City, Hicks details a desperate investigation and the search for what may be the modern era's first serial killer through the tragic backdrop of a country suffering through depression and a buildup to war. With cameos by J. Edgar Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ernest Hemingway, When the Dancing Stopped is the captivating true story of two men irrevocably bound by history--a true American hero and a dangerous killer masquerading as one. More than that, there is the larger cast of characters: crew members and passengers, investigators, scoundrels, and, yes, additional victims. For the story that began on that storm-tossed night off the coast of New Jersey continued, as we now learn, for decades to come."-Publisher.
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The author did a lot of research on this book - and if someone wants a good in-depth study to the "Morro Castle" disaster -this one should fit the bill.
I've read many books on the subject and I would rate this book as one of the best.
As good as any detective novel, the mystery of the Morro Castle tragedy has fascinated us for over 70 years. M.r Hicks brings yet another perspective to this fascinating case. We see the ships, its officers and crew and especially the passengers and how this mysterious fire at sea effected their lives. He focuses on key characters, we know his theories on the fire. I enjoyed this book more than some others on the subject and am glad to have it in my library of ocean liner books.
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