Meet Alan A. Siegel, author of “Disaster! Stories of Destruction and Death in 19th Century New Jersey.” His book brings readers face-to-face with twenty-eight of the deadliest natural and human-caused calamities to strike New Jersey between 1821 and 1906, ranging from horrific transportation accidents to uncontrolled fires of a kind rarely seen today. Accounts of these fires, steamboat explosions, shipwrecks, train wrecks, and storms are told in the words of the people who experienced the events firsthand, lending a sense of immediacy to each story. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.Read more...