Trapped!: The Story of Floyd Collins

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"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, hourly bulletins 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.

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ROGER W. BRUCKER is an American cave explorer and author of books about caves. He helped create the Cave Research Foundation, which set new standards for cave exploration, and co-authored The Longest Cave about Kentucky s Mammoth Cave.

ROBERT K. MURRAY is professor emeritus and former chairman of the department of history at Pennsylvania State University.

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At the opening of this real-life story, young Floyd Collins's foot becomes trapped under a boulder in a cave he has undertaken to explore alone. Leaving us in suspense, time regresses to provide the dramatis personae and historical information that lead up to the cliff-hanging moment, which was one of the biggest news stories between the two World Wars. The return to 1925 finds Floyd still stuck, and efforts to free him don't go well. Narrator Joe Barrett's sandy voice alternates between his normal speech and the rural accent of central Kentucky, where the story takes place. Barrett amplifies the suspense by modulating his intensity in synchrony with the hero's vicissitudes. He imitates Floyd's pitiful cries for help and food as the boy drifts to the far edge of sanity. Floyd's uncertain fate makes the true story difficult to pause. J.A.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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