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Explosion at Orly : the disaster that transformed Atlanta

Abrams, Ann Uhry. (Author).

Summary: Chronicles the crash of a chartered Air France jet at Orly Airport in France, on June 13, 1962, killing all 132 passengers and crew on board, 106 of them from Atlanta, Georgia, and the impact this loss had on the city of Atlanta.

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  • ISBN: 0972494308
  • Physical Description: xiii, 238 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Atlanta, GA : Avion Press, 2002.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-233) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface: Horrific deja vu -- Part I: Atlanta at the crossroads. Culture of the capital ; City too busy to hate ; Society at the crossroads ; From commerce to community ; Atlanta vs. Georgia ; Women on their own ; Committment to the arts -- Part II: Traveling abroad. The departure ; Trip to the Louvre ; Orly Airport -- Part III: The unimaginable. The day Atlanta stood still ; Grief and coping ; Survival and commemoration -- Part IV: The phoenix rises. Building a memorial ; Changed lives, changed city.
Subject: Aircraft accidents France Orly
Aircraft accident victims Georgia Atlanta
Aircraft accident victims France Orly
Atlanta (Ga.) History 20th century
Atlanta (Ga.) Social conditions 20th century

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