Newfoundland Disasters, one of several Canadian bestsellers by Jack Fitzgerald, has been revised to include a new chapter on deadly avalanches and winter storms. This book updates the 1942 unsolved mystery of the Knights of Columbus arson, which claimed 99 lives, and offers a possible solution to the crime. This is a gripping and dramatic presentation of a series of major calamities and loss of life, each of which relates amazing stories of courage and endurance. The book includes the following chapters: Avalanche at the Battery, The Truth Behind the K of C Fire, The Viking Disaster, The Sinking of the Caribou, The Hull Home Tragedy, and The Fire Destruction of St. John's 1892. 193 pages
About the Author
Jack Fitzgerald was born and educated in St. John's, Newfoundland. During his career he has been a journalist, a feature writer and a political columnist with the St. John's Daily News; a reporter and public affairs writer with CJON and VOCM news services; editor of the Newfoundland Herald and the Newfoundland Chronicle. During the Smallwood administration he was Assistant Director of Public Relations with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Newfoundland Disasters is Jack's twentieth book.