Book: The Floyd Collins Tragedy at Sand Cave

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Book: The Floyd Collins Tragedy at Sand Cave

Postby bcbmammoth » Nov 30, 2016 10:48 am

Release Date
February 27, 2017

About
The Floyd Collins tragedy at Sand Cave was one of our nation’s most bizarre and tragic events.

Publisher
Arcadia Publishing

STORY
Floyd Collins is perhaps the most famous person you have probably never heard of. Collins was a Kentucky cave explorer who was trapped for more than two weeks during the winter of 1925 in a cave located within the boundaries of what is now Mammoth Cave National Park. Collins had no fear of exploring the most difficult cave passages, and few people could match his persistence and endurance. The story of Floyd Collins becoming trapped, then buried alive, and ultimately dying alone in a cave held a powerful grip on the hearts and minds of people the world over. The resulting media coverage put Mammoth Cave on the map and helped usher the actual designation of Mammoth Cave as a national park. His explorations laid the foundation for others to later discover that Mammoth Cave was the longest cave in the world.

Coauthors John Benton, Bill Napper, and Bob Thompson have compiled historical images from some of the most exceptional private collections into one book to tell the life and death story of one man, the “Greatest Cave Explorer Ever Known,” Floyd Collins.

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Re: Book: The Floyd Collins Tragedy at Sand Cave

Postby bcbmammoth » Feb 24, 2017 7:47 pm

The new Floyd Collins book is now available from the NSS Bookstore.
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Re: Book: The Floyd Collins Tragedy at Sand Cave

Postby bcbmammoth » Mar 15, 2017 7:24 am

When ordering the new Floyd Collins book, don’t forget to also consider purchasing the cool companion postcard packet. During the production of the postcard packet, the production editor selected 15 photographs of exceptional content and quality from the new book. According to the production editor, “these 15 images are among those that we consider to have ‘stand-alone’ visual impact, and therefore will be the most interesting to potential postcard buyers. You will find a condensed version of the corresponding caption on the back of each postcard.”

Not sure if the NSS Bookstore has the postcards. If not, try Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Floyd-Collins-Tr ... A5YR0BAA91

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