William Peirce Handel

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William Peirce Randel was a longtime professor of English at the University of Maine. He authored numerous books, including The Ku Klux Klan: A Century of Infamy (Chilian, 1965) and, more recently, The Evolution of American Taste (Crown, 1978).

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October/November 1979

Her life preservers weighted with scrap-iron, her lifeboats mere decoration, the excursion steamer General Slocum left New York’s Third Street pier at 9:30 on the morning of June 15,1904, with thirteen-hundred picknickers bound for a Long Island beach. Less than an hour later, she was afire.