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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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Paperback

6 x 9 | 307 pp. | 12 illustrations

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.

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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