Aftershock WINNER Of The Atlantic Book Award For Non FictionOn December Harbor Pilot Francis Mackey Was Guiding The Mont Blanc, A French Munitions Ship, Into Bedford Basin To Join A Convoy Across The Atlantic When It Was Rammed By Belgian Relief Vessel Imo The Resulting Massive Explosion Destroyed Halifax S North End And Left At Least Two Thousand People Dead, Including Pilot William Hayes Aboard Imo Who Was To Blame Federal Government And Naval Officials Found In Pilot Mackey A Convenient Target For Public Anger Charged With Manslaughter, He Was Imprisoned, Villainized In The Press, And Denied His Pilot S License Even After The Charges Were Dropped A Century Later He Is Still Unfairly Linked To The Tragedy Through Interviews With Mackey S Relatives, Transcripts, Letters, And Newly Exposed Government Documents, Author Janet Maybee Explores The Circumstances Leading Up To The Halifax Explosion, The Question Of Fault, And The Impact On The Pilot And His Family Of The Unjust, Deliberate Persecution That Followed

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[Reading] ➿ Aftershock  By Janet Maybee –
  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Aftershock
  • Janet Maybee
  • English
  • 01 February 2019
  • 9781771083447

10 thoughts on “Aftershock

  1. says:

    A different perspective on the Halifax explosion, and one written to clear Pilot Mackey s besmirched name once and for all I really enjoyed reading this book, since it looked at the Explosion from a different angle and it centers, not so much on the tragic incident itself, but on the major characters involved and the backroom politics in Ottawa that kept the cloud of guilt hanging over Mackey s head long after several courts had cleared him of any wrongdoing Highly recommend based on the authoritative research done by Ms Maybee and her logical presentation of the facts surrounding Pilot Francis Mackey and the Halifax Explosion.

  2. says:

    This account of the Halifax Explosion of 1917 brought to light many facts, and sadly fictions, that have surrounded an aspect of that fateful day that I had never considered.An important book for research purposes, but also for historical records that have never before been publicly known Well researched Hearing from Pilot Francis Mackey s own daughter was a moving experience How politics played a part in the vilification of her father and the personal impact that had on him and her family was saddening Glad to have read this book.

  3. says:

    Read while returning on the ferry from NS Excellent historical information and insight into this disaster and the response Highly recommend.

  4. says:

    Loved it, and congrats to Janet Maybee on her recent Atlantic Book Awards win

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