Sinking of the Eastland


On July 24th, 1915, over 2500 ordinary people unknowingly stepped into a waking nightmare when they boarded the doomed ship S.S. Eastland. Within hours, the vessel would capsize and the Chicago riverfront would turn into a scene worthy of Dante’s Inferno. Now, for the first time, THE SINKING OF THE EASTLAND: AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY by Jay Bonansinga tells the human story.