Bill,

obviously I did a bad job when writing that book review about "Ship Ablaze - The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum". a) it obviously is bad enough so that you're erroneously identifying it as a PR piece and b) for this silly mistake ignoring the Sultana explosion (and a few other horrible disasters like earthquakes); well actually, it should read "worse disaster in New York's history before the 9/11 attacks", not "US history" ... Sorry for that.

But besides that, I really enjoyed reading that book very much :-)

Franz