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Brown Bag Book Club
March 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library Director will be reviewing the book, Trapped!: The story of Floyd Collins by authors Robert K. Murray and Roger W. Brucker.
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 Floyd Collins story that has come to light since the book was first published.