I discovered this book nearly by accident. But it was a great read. Very few other books I have read on history have connected me to the everyday world around me. I may have driven over the Innerbelt Bridge (near the site of the Central Viaduct), by Ontario just south of Public Square, by E 55th and St. Clair, by the Cleveland Clinic and so on, not really recognizing the disasters that have occurred there. With the exception of the Sam Sheppard case, many of these tales have passed out of the knowledge of the average Clevelander.
Also fascinating was the mystery still wrapped in the cause of many of these events. Who killed one of the founders of one of the world's most powerful law firms (still headquartered in Cleveland)? Was it a light bulb that caused so many to die in the early days of the Cleveland Clinic?