[Loscho_enews] New Novel on the Wellington Disaster - book talk nov 30

Karen Prasse kprasse at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 14 09:00:39 PST 2009


Local History Book Talk!

Inspired by the tragedy and railroad history of the 1910 Wellington Train Disaster in Stevens Pass Skagit Valley Author, Martin Burwash has written a fascinating novel - "Vis Major" based around the events & the subsequent trials.  The latin legal term Vis Major means "A superior force; the term is used in civil cases to denote an
act of God. A loss vis major results from natural causes, such as a hurricane,
tornado, or earthquake, and without the intervention of human beings. It is a
loss that could not have been prevented by diligence or by having taken
precautions." (Your Dictionary.com)

Join us for a book talk and signing at the Burlington Public Library Nov 30 at 7 pm

Other books by Burwash are - 
Cascade Division : a pictorial essay of the BN and Milwaukee Road in the Washington Cascades / 
Arvado CO : Fox Publications, c1995. 
The great adventure : the railroad legacy of Stevens Pass 
Arvada, CO : Fox Publications, c1998

http://www.ci.burlington.wa.us/imageuploads/Media-2635.pdf
Map and directions to the Burlington library http://www.ci.burlington.wa.us/page.asp_Q_navigationid_E_78

For the "non-fiction" background and photos, see also Bob Kelly's photos at http://home1.gte.net/mvmmvm/index.html

Thanks to Snow Goose Bookstore for providing books for the event - get your copy there - 8616 271ST ST NW
STANWOOD, WA Phone: 360-629-3631  Toll Free: 800-634-6673

Karen Prasse
360-387-9395
kprasse at yahoo.com
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