City on Fire

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City on Fire

The Explosion That Devastated a Texas Town and Ignited a Historic Legal Battle

By Bill Minutaglio

First published in 2003, City on Fire is a gripping, intimate account of the explosions of two ships loaded with ammonium nitrate fertilizer that demolished Texas City, Texas, in April 1947, in one of most catastrophic disasters in American history.

February 2014

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6 x 9 | 307 pp.

ISBN: 978-0-292-75923-7

First published in 2003, City on Fire is a gripping, intimate account of the explosions of two ships loaded with ammonium nitrate fertilizer that demolished Texas City, Texas, in April 1947, in one of the most catastrophic disasters in American history.

Introduction
Texas City Police Department
The Priest: April 7, 1947
The Voyage: April 7, 1947
The Priest: April 8, 1947
The Ship: April 8, 1947
The Company: April 9, 1947
The Ship: April 9, 1947
The Priest: April 9, 1947
The Ship: April 10, 1947
The Mayor: April 10, 1947
The Ship: April 10, 1947
The Mayor: April 10, 1947
The Warning: April 14, 1947
The Ship: April 14, 1947
The Priest: April 16, 1947, 6:00 A.M.-9:12 A.M.
The People: April 16, 1947, 6:00 A.M.-9:12 A.M.
The First Words from Texas City: April 16, 1947, 9:12 A.M.
The Scientist: April 16, 9:12 A.M.
The Mayor: April 16, 1947, 9:12 A.M.
The City: April 16, 9:12 A.M.
The Mayor
The People: April 16, 1947, 9:12 A.M.
Photo Section
The Priest: April 16
The Second Explosion: April 16, 10:00 A.M.-Midnight
The President: April 17, 1947
The City: April 17, 1947
The City: April 18, 1947
The Gangster: April 19, 1947
The Priest: April 24, 1947
The Unknown Dead: June 22, 1947
The Mayor: August 23, 1947
“United States of America, Defendant”: April 1948
The Trial: April 1950
“By Direction of the President of the United States”: 1949-1952
The King Can Do no Wrong: Summer 1953
“Speak Freely”: Fall 1953
“Pleased to Advise”: 1954-1955
Good People: April 2001
Acknowledgments

Bill Minutaglio is author or coauthor of eight books, including Dallas 1963, In Search of the Blues: A Journey to the Soul of Black Texas, First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty, and Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Esquire, Newsweek, Outside: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Texas Monthly, among other publications. He has been interviewed on the Today Show, CNN, NPR, PBS, and the BBC. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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