"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, hourl...
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Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0813101530
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky; Revised ed. edition (April 1, 2013)
Publication Date: April 1, 2013
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If you ever crawled through cold muddy caves as I did when you were growing up you'll love this story. It's one of the best books I've ever read. My Grandfather was one of the many Cave City, KY locals who went out to the Sand Cave spectacle during t...
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 Floyed Collins story that has come to light since the book was first published.