Author of five New York Times best-selling books, John U. Bacon knows how to spin a tale. His newest book is The Great Halifax Explosion —the startling history of the Mont-Blanc, a World War I munitions ship carrying 3,000 tons of explosives. In 1917, it exploded in the waters of Halifax, Nova Scotia, killing and wounding thousands. For more information about this event, please click here . Tickets will be available to the public on Monday, August 20th.