The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche

Reviews with Integrated Context

Books You May Like

The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche

Author: Gary Krist
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 315
Cover Price: $ 26.00

Enter a word or phrase in the box below


“Krist does wonders . . . [He] describes the frantic rescue efforts . . . and the malevolent, unending storm. In a thrilling, climactic chapter, he conjures forth the avalanche.”—The New York Times

In February 1910, a monstrous, record-breaking blizzard hit the Northwest and particularly the state of washington. Nowhere was the danger more terrifying than near a tiny town called Wellington, perched high in the Cascade Mountains, where a desperate situation evolved: two trainloads of cold, hungry passengers and their crews found themselves marooned. For days, an army of the Great Northern Railroad’s most dedicated men worked to rescue the trains, but just when escape seemed possible, the unthinkable occurred—a colossal avalanche tumbled down, sweeping the trains over the steep slope and down the mountainside.

Centered on the astonishing spectacle of our nation’s deadliest avalanche, The White Cascade is the masterfully told story of a never-before-documented tragedy.

Click for the original review.