JEN TAPLIN Published December 1, 2017 - 3:07pm, The Chronical Herald
An image from John Boileau's book 6/12/17. (CONTRIBUTED)
There are no black and white photos of a destroyed Halifax on the cover of the book, 6/12/17. It's just a black void with billowing grey smoke.
Author John Boileau, an army veteran, wanted to do something completely different for his first foray into the Halifax Explosion genre. His book is bursting with colour, photos, documents, images, stories, sidebars, facts and quotes. The author, who has written a dozen books of historical non-fiction, had touched on the Explosion before but never explored it, until now.
He says there's always a new story to tell in an event as massive as the Halifax Explosion.