Events & Author Appearances

Jul
20
Capsized!
Meet the Author: Patricia Sutton
Chicago Maritime Museum, 1200 W 35th St. #0E-5010, Chicago, IL 60609 (map it)
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Join author Patricia Sutton, for a signing of her book, Capsized! 
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Capsized!
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By Patricia Sutton
Price 17.99

Cloth

Published Jul 2018

On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland, filled to capacity with 2,500 aboard, capsized in the Chicago River while still moored to the pier. The disaster took more passenger lives than the Titanic and stands today as the greatest loss of life on the Great Lakes. Capsized! details the events leading up to the fateful day of the disaster and provides a nail-biting, minute-by-minute account of the ship's capsizing. It also raises critical-thinking questions for young readers: Why do we know so much about Titanic's sinking and yet so little about the Eastland disaster? Why was no one ever held responsible for this catastrophe? What lessons from this disaster might we be able to apply today?