Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins

ISBN-10: 0813101530
ISBN-13: 9780813101538
Edition: Revised 
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Description: "When Floyd Collins became trapped in a cave in southern Kentucky in early 1925, the sensationalism and hysteria of the rescue attempt generated America's first true media spectacle, making Collins's story one of the seminal events of the century.  More...

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List price: $22.00
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 12/31/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

"When Floyd Collins became trapped in a cave in southern Kentucky in early 1925, the sensationalism and hysteria of the rescue attempt generated America's first true media spectacle, making Collins's story one of the seminal events of the century. The crowds that gathered outside Sand Cave turned the rescue site into a carnival. Collins's situation was front-page news throughout the country, hourly bulletins interrupted radio programs, and Congress recessed to hear the latest word. Trapped! is both a tense adventure and a brilliant historical recreation of the past. This new edition includes a new epilogue revealing information about the Floyed Collins story that has come to light since the book was first published.

James D. Borden is a data storage manager at Vencor, Inc. Louisville, Kentucky. He is a Fellow of the National Speleological Society, a past director of the Cave Research Foundation, and managing director of the Central Kentucky Karst Coalition.Roger W. Brucker, retired Dayton, Ohio, advertising executive, fellow of the National Speleological Society, and past president of the Cave Research Foundation, is coauthor of three books: "The Caves Beyond "(with Joe Lawrence Jr.), "Trapped! The Story of the Floyd Collins "(with Robert K. Murray)," "and" The Longest Cave "(with Richard A. Watson), also available from Southern Illinois University Press.

Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Prologuep. 15
To Find a New Cavernp. 21
Friends and Relativesp. 52
The Outside World Intrudesp. 69
Human Chains and High Hopesp. 92
Final Contactp. 114
The State Takes Overp. 128
Carnival Sundayp. 167
Investigation and Frustrationp. 180
The Struggle Endsp. 208
Making of a Legendp. 225
Epiloguep. 271
Epilogue 1999p. 292
Notes on Sourcesp. 302
Indexp. 335
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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