Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins

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The sensationalism and hysteria of the attempt to rescue Floyd Collins from the cave where he was trapped in early 1925 generated America's first true media spectacle and one of the seminal events of the century. The crowds that gathered outside Sand Cave in Kentucky turned the rescue site into a carnival. Collins' situation was front-page news throughout the country, ranked the third largest news story between two World Wars. Hourly bulletins interrupted radio programs, and even Congress recessed to hear the latest word. -- With a new epilogue revealing additional information about the Floyd Collins story that has come to light since the book was first published, Trapped! is both a tense adventure and a brilliant historical recreation of the past.

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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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ISBN 10:  0813101530 ISBN 13:  9780813101538
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky, 1982
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