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Book Title: An American Holocaust: The Story of Lataine's Ring|
The author of the book: Kerry L. Barger
ISBN 13: 9781466201965
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: August 5th 2011
Format files: PDF
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On March 18, 1937 one of the most modern public school buildings in the U.S. exploded in a rural community decimating the student population and destroying innocent lives. Considered the worst public school disaster in U.S. history, controversial theories surrounding this tragedy are still debated to this day. The event sparked changes that soon reverberated around the world and continue to affect each of us in our homes, schools, businesses and places of worship. "An American Holocaust" is a story that begins with the giving of a child's Christmas gift in 1936. The explosion took place at the London School in New London, Texas. This story relays more than simple facts. It is a personal account of unprepared loss and shattered dreams, followed by unfathomable grief. It describes the feelings of those who died in their innocence and of those who witnessed horror and lived through the aftermath. An unresolved silence persisted for forty years among the entire community of scarred survivors. For those who spoke out, their stories have been told and re-told for over three quarters of a century, but most people have never heard them. Although the innocent still suffer from the ignorance and indifference of a few, especially those we should be able to trust with the lives and safety of our children, this is also a story of hope. Countless lives have been saved by bold actions that were taken in the wake of this unanticipated sacrifice of so many children who were literally consumed by fire on the day a generation died in Texas. The following is an editorial review by John E. Roper, The US Review of Books: "I remember being thrown up in the air like a toy... I keep turning and spinning. Then darkness." The attack on the World Trade Center in New York claimed almost 3,000 lives and changed America forever. A little-remembered explosion of a school in the 1930s resulted in just over 300 deaths, yet it, too, had a tremendous impact on society. Barger revives the story of one of the nation's most poignant tragedies in his highly-moving tale. The school in New London was considered one of the most modern facilities in the state for the time period, and the residents of the small East Texas town were extremely proud of it. Like in many of the small towns near the oil fields, school officials had decided to tap into the natural gas lines to cut heating costs at the facility. What they never realized was just how dangerous that practice could be. On March 18, 1937, a spark in the wood shop ignited the cloud of invisible and odorless gas that had slowly permeated the school. The resulting explosion killed children and teachers alike, littering the area with body parts and completely devastating a community. The catastrophe led Texas to mandate the inclusion of an additive to natural gas that would enable people to smell it. The nation and then much of the world soon followed suit. Barger's book follows the lives of several families affected by the tragedy, including his own. By giving the reader glimpses into the hopes and dreams of individuals like his cousin, Lataine, he builds a literary memorial to those who lost so much to make others safe in the future... it stands as a much-needed reminder of an event that should never be forgotten. www.theUSreview.com (Notice to literary agents, publishers and producers: all applicable rights are open for bid. Contact information is available at the end of the book.)
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From the Author: "I am a native Texan and proud of it. My family's heritage in the state predates the American Civil War when they came to Texas on horses and in covered wagons to homestead the land. One of my great grandparents was a Native American Blackfoot, a genetic fact that some believe explains my intolerance for injustice and hard liquor. My daughter was awarded a college scholarship a few years ago by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the oldest patriotic women’s organization in Texas. The Wright brothers of Kitty Hawk, President Grover Cleveland, and General Robert E. Lee are all listed in our family tree.
After working for 30 years in the state's mental health care system, I have since retired and visited ancient cultural sites in the US, Mexico, and Europe, while researching ancient biblical mysteries and writing a few very controversial books. Most readers appreciate them, but some despise what I have revealed with a passionate fervor. I am just grateful that we all have the freedom to openly express our opinions and ideas fearlessly.
The chapters within each of my books can potentially provide at least one or more answers to some of your own personal, fundamental questions. I hope you find them entertaining, as well." --Kerry L. Barger
"Elohim: Ancient Science Fiction or Biblical God?" offers an unconventional explanation of mankind's origins and biblical literature. (It is definitely not for the 'religious-minded'.)
"Elohim II: Ascension of the King" is the science fiction sequel. It was released in February of 2014.
"An American Holocaust: The Story of Lataine's Ring" details events of the worst school tragedy in U.S. history. My mother's cousin and childhood playmate was killed in the catastrophe.
Not long ago, I received a personal message from a Facebook friend who recently subscribed to my Author's Fan Page. She wrote: "I have just finished reading An American Holocaust and it brought me to tears. I honestly did not know of this tragedy until recently. I grew up in the Midwest a few decades after the event. I suppose you grew up knowing about it. I knew the smell was added to natural gas, but didn't know this event triggered it's important addition. Very touching story and full of personal accounts. I am more appreciative of life having read it. Thank you."
In "High Times and Rough Rides of a Bipolar Addict" - The front page Dallas Morning News article dated March 22, 1969 (entitled "Youth Who Defended 'Pot' Is Committed") is reprinted in its entirety. This book is intended for those who have bipolar family members struggling with sex, drug, alcohol, relationship or any number of other devastating addictions.
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*(Notice to literary agents, publishers and producers: all applicable rights are open for bid. Contact information is available at the end of the books or via the author's website.)
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