When the Dancing Stopped

When the Dancing Stopped When The Dancing Stopped Read Author Brian Hicks Chardonneret During The Dark Days Of The Great Depression, Thousands Of Weary Souls Escaped Their Bleak Lives For A Week Of Paradise Aboard The Ward Line S Glamorous Cruise Ship, The Morro Castle It Was The Most Famous Passenger Liner Of Its Day, Lightning Fast, Elegantly Appointed It Was Also A Ticking Time Bomb It Was The Summer Of Two Sailors Joined The Morro Castle Crew, One A Teenager On His First Job Away From Home, The Other A Dangerous Psychopath Within Two Months, They Would Witness The End Of The Party In A Single Night Of Death, Killer Storms, And Catastrophic Fire And That Was Only The Beginning Of A Twenty Year Long StoryIn When The Dancing Stopped, We Too Walk Up The Gangplank To That Art Deco Liner And, At First, Enjoy The Glamour And The Sultry Havana Nights With Mounting Suspense, We Also Witness The Launch Of A Mystery That Mesmerized The Nation And Then, In The Midst Of Troubled Times, Faded Away Award Winning Author Brian Hicks, Using Newly Declassified FBI Files, Thousands Of Pages Of Investigation Notes, Testimony, And New Interviews, Takes The Reader On A Mid Century Cruise Through History, Revealing A Cold Case File That Had Been, Until Now, Left Unsolved For History And, As He Relates In This Work Of Masterful Storytelling, It All Began With The Last Cruise Of The Morro Castle One Of Those Two Men, Thomas Torresson Jr First Sailed On The Cruise Ship As A High School Senior Recovering From Serious Illness And Soon Found A Love That Would Endure His Entire Life Within Months, He Would Join The Crew For George Rogers, A Gifted Radio Operator With A Secret Past, The Ship Was Merely The Latest In A Long Line Of Jobs Their Paths Would Crossseveral Times On The Way To Their Destiny, And The Disaster Would Affect The Two In Very Different Ways One Would Become Famous, The Other Scarred ForeverIn The Grand Tradition Of The Devil In The White City, Hicks Details A Desperate Investigation And The Search For What May Be The Modern Era S First Serial Killer Through The Tragic Backdrop Of A Country Suffering Through Depression And A Buildup To War With Cameos By J Edgar Hoover, Franklin D Roosevelt, And Ernest Hemingway, When The Dancing Stopped Is The Captivating True Story Of Two Men Irrevocably Bound By History A True American Hero And A Dangerous Killer Masquerading As One More Than That, There Is The Larger Cast Of Characters Crew Members And Passengers, Investigators, Scoundrels, And, Yes, Additional Victims For The Story That Began On That Storm Tossed Night Off The Coast Of New Jersey Continued, As We Now Learn, For Decades To Come Maybe closer to 3.5Cruising on the Morro Castle during the early 1930s was an escape from the drudgery of life during the depression Sailing from New York to Havana, the trip took middle class families and young single females on a whirlwind break from reality But in September, 1934, one of the worst maritime disasters in American history occurred leavingthan half of its passengers dead or lost at sea This book begins with the exploration of this final cruise and its possible catalyst Maybe closer to 3.5Cruising on the Morro Castle during the
There are usually three types of crime layouts for books 1 The author decides he she knows what was in a criminal s head and spends the entire book spinning the spin.2 The author writes a thesis but neglects to keep the reader involved due to the fact that it s really just a thesis.3 The author throws everything at the reader from the beginning, so the rest of the book is a letdown.Thankfully, this book is none of the above Brian Hicks crafts a tale that leads the reader into a just oneThere are usually three types of crime layouts for books 1 The author decides he she knows what was in a criminal s head and spends the entire book spinning the spin.2 The author writes a thesis but neglects to keep the reader involved due to the fact that it s really just a thesis.3 The author throws everything at the reader from the beginning, so the rest of the book is a letdown.Thankfully, this book is none of the above Brian Hicks crafts a tale that leads the reader into a just onepage even though it s 2A
The Morro Castle was a luxury liner which sailed from New York City to Havana, Cuba during the early thirties Although its primary function was to transport mail between the two cities, the ship also had a decent passenger business despite the ever worsening depression taking tourists to Gay Havana which at the time was still a wild party town On the Labor Day cruise in 1934, the ship mysteriously caught fire and sunk, killingthan half the passengers and crew aboard This book tells The Morro Castle was a luxury liner which sailed from New York City to
The shipwrecks I read about are usually age of sail affairs that follow the survivors struggle against their environment and occasionally each other But the wreck of the Morro Castle involvesthan just the fire, the crew s response, and the rescue efforts The author presents historical context, personal accounts, and a heaping pile of evidence against one arson suspect, all delivered in an organized, cohesive way.The story itself is unnerving There was unrest among the crew, and the c The shipwrecks I read about are usually age of sail affairs that follow the survivors struggle against their environment and occasionally each other But the wreck of the Morro Castle involvesthan just the fire, the crew s response, and the rescue efforts The author presents historical context, personal accounts, and a heaping pile of evidence against one arson suspect, all delivered in an organized, cohesive way.The story itself is unnerving There was unrest among the crew, and the captain died shortly before the ship burned The fire started in one of the few areas that didn t have an automatic fire detection system Orders t
Fascinating story of a disaster I had never heard of It started off a little slow, but after the 2nd death the first beingof an anecdote , it took off and I couldn t stop reading Like most large catastrophes, lots of small acts lead up to a big freaking disaster An inexperienced leader, 2 huge storms in the Atlantic, a crew and passengers not properly trained in evacuating a ship, a floating pile of fuel and excellerants, and maybe, just maybe, a madman capable of setting it all ablaze Fascinating story of a disaster I had never heard of It started off a little slow, but after the 2nd death the first beingof an anecdote , it took off and I couldn t stop reading Like most large catastrophes, lots of small acts lead up to a big f
In the summer of 1934, off the coast of New Jersey, the Morro Castle, a well known luxury liner returning from a Labor Day cruise to Havana, caught fire during a tropical storm just hours after its captain was found dead in his cabin The ship was incinerated, some 134 passengers died, and the rest forced to jump into the sea to survive Based on recently declassified FBI files, thousands of pages of investigation notes, testimony, and new interviews, Hicks provides a fast paced account explorin In the summer of 1934, off the coast of New Jersey, the Morro Castle, a well known luxury liner returning from a Labor Day cruise to Havana, caught fire during a tropical storm just hours after its captain was found dead in his cabin The ship was incinerated, some 134 passengers died, and the rest forced to jump into the sea to survive Based on recently declassified FBI files, thousands of pages of investigation notes, testimony, and new interviews, Hicks provi
I thought the book was incredibly researched but I didn t find it as gripping as I thought I would I had never heard of the Morro Castle disaster so I was intriqued I did though find myself gasping here and there reading what a
I enjoyed this historical true crime story It was well researched and talked about an historical event that I hadn t heard about before My two favorite things history and mystery It was also well indexed, which I appreciated I wish there had
I loved this For me it was especially interesting since I m familiar with a few of the towns I have reproduction postcards of this ship and other local historical images of Southern Jersey, but didn t know the history behind the image This was a real eye opener The writing, the story, the characters and familiar towns involved kept me on the edge of my seat As the drama intensified, I could not put this book down I m still amazed and keep googling images of the ship How Rogers got away wi I loved this For me it was especially interesting since I m familiar with a few of the towns I have reproduction postcards of this ship and other local historical images of Southern Jersey, but didn t know the history behind the image This was a real eye opener The writing, the story, the characters and familiar towns involved kept me on the edge of my seat As the drama intensified, I cou
I found this book looking for Dead Wake by Erik Larson, and it sounded intriguing, so I borrowed it from my library and I m glad I did I seem to be obsessed with maritime disasters at the moment.Well written account of a disaster that I had never heard of, but which changed the shipping industry in many ways A ship the offered trips to Cuba during the Depression Hicks relies on first person accounts, including an interview with one of the surviving crewman who brings the

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  • Hardcover
  • 345 pages
  • When the Dancing Stopped
  • Brian Hicks
  • English
  • 17 December 2017
  • 0743280083