The Day the World Ended Author:Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts This is the hour by hour story of one of the most incredible natural disasters ever recorded. — In 1902 the West Indies Island of Martinique was as beautiful and calm as it is today. True, elections were coming up in May and a power struggle was brewing. The island's mulatto workers, led by a brilliant young Negro senator, Amedee Knight, were org... more »anizing to wrest control away from the planter aristocracy.
Above the heads of white and black alike loomed Mount Pelee, a long dormant volcano stirring to life, sending up flames and ash upon the town below. There was plenty of warning, but the Governor's Commission assured everyone that there was no threat to human life. (They said so, even after the first lives were already lost.)
The events leading up to the disaster seem unbearably suspenseful at times, yet every word is true, based on exacting research transformed into a breathtaking narrative.« less