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Publisher's Summary

The sensationalism and hysteria of the rescue attempt in early 1925 of caver Floyd Collins 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's situation was front-page news throughout the country, hourly bulletins interrupted radio programs, and 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.
©1979 Robert K. Murray and Roger W. Brucker; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"This gripping account of the 1925 entrapment of Floyd Collins in Sand Cave simultaneously thrills and terrifies any reader." (Kentucky Living)
"The story of Floyd Collins' entrapment in a Kentucky cave makes for chilling and exciting reading." (Library Journal)
"The tension and confusion of the days of rescue attempts are made real." (Augusta Chronicle)
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By John on 11-29-09

A real gem of an audio

This is one terrific audiobook. I was looking for something different, and being a native of Kentucky, I was pleased to find the story of Floyd Collins in audio book form. The writing is excellent, and even though I knew the outcome, it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Also, the narration is excellent and very entertaining. I have read about 70 audio books in the last 2 years, and this one is in my top 10. I would highly recommend this audio book. It will keep you listening....

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By Bonny on 01-14-13

At Last!

When very young, I found an old "78" record with the ballad of Floyd Collins (can be found with a Google search). Of course, I fell in love with it. Over the years, I found very little information about the man in the song - usually just a short "cave explorer, died trapped during a cave exploration". At last, an informative book about someone I have been curious about all my life. I enjoy doing cave tours and really enjoyed how some of the caves were originally explored and set up for tourists that are still popular today. I found that the ballad was a very accurate recounting of the tragedy of a young man who died doing what he loved - cave exploring.

Very interesting look at the country and the people during the 20's.

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