Book Discussion on Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded

Mr. Winchester talked about his book Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883, published by HarperCollins. When the… read more

Mr. Winchester talked about his book Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883, published by HarperCollins. When the Volcano named Krakatoa exploded it killed 40,000 people on the islands of Java and Sumatra. Due to the rise of the Reuters news agency in the U.K., and underwater telegraph cables, the eruption was the first world-wide disaster that became news around the globe in a few hours. Mr. Winchester contended that the most significant effect was the Dutch abandonment of their Indonesian colonies after the disaster that left local survivors to seek comfort in radical Islam, setting the stage for a volatile future for the region. During his presentation, Mr. Winchester showed an excerpt from a 1960s movie about the disaster that enjoys cult status in Great Britain. He also answered audience members' questions. close

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Apr 19, 2003
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