Books about Bath Township & the Bath School Disaster

  • The Bath School Disaster
    Author:Monty J. Ellsworthcover of Monty Ellsworth's 'Bath School Disaster' book
    Copyright:1927
    Years Published:1st Printing - August 1927
    2nd Printing - 1928
    3rd Printing - 1981
    4th Printing - 1984
    5th Printing - 1991
    6th Printing - 1994
    Publisher:1st & 2nd Printings - Monty J. Ellesworth
    3rd - 6th Printings - Bath School Museum Committee
    Format:Trade Paperback
    Pages:136 + Index
    Description:A contemporary account of the events surrounding the bombings by a neighbor of perpetrator Andrew Kehoe.
    Availability:
  • Purchase through the Bath Township Offices or the Bath School Museum
  • Read our Online Copy



  • History of Bath Charter Township
    1826-1976

    Author:Harold Benjamin Burnett Sr.cover of Harold Burnett's 'History of Bath Charter Township' book
    Copyright:1978
    Years Published:1st Printing - 1978
    Publisher:Owosso Graphic Arts
    Library of Congress Card # 78-54421
    Format:Leather Bound
    8¼" x 10½"
    Pages:322 (includes Bibliography & Index)
    Description:A history of the township from it's inception to it's sesquicentenial.
    Availability:
  • Out of Print
  • Purchase through Curious Bookshop or other used booksellers



  • Mayday
    The History of a Village Holocaust

    Author:Grant O. Parkercover of Grant Parker's 'Mayday' book
    Copyright:1980
    Years Published:1st Printing - 1980
    Publisher:Liberty Press
    ISBN 0-9604958-0-0
    Format:Trade Paperback
    Pages:251 + Index
    Description:A semi-fictionalized account drawn from original sources including Monty Ellsworth's book, the transcript of the Coroner's Inquest and other references.
    Availability:
  • Purchase through the Bath Township Offices or the Bath School Museum



  • My Scrapbook on the Bath School Bombing
    of May 18th, 1927

    Author:Gene H. Wilkinscover of Gene Wilkin's book 'Scrapbook ...'
    Copyright:2002
    Years Published:1st Printing - 2002
    Publisher:Timber Wolf LTD
    Format:Spiral bound 8½" by 11" pages
    Pages:94
    Description:A collection of stories, survivor quotes & photographs centering around the Village of Bath, the school system & the bombing of the consolidated school building and the Kehoe farmstead.
    Availability:
  • Out of Print
  • Purchase through Curious Bookshop or other used booksellers



  • Life is Fragile
    One Girl's Story of the Bath School Disaster

    Author:Betty Spencer
    illustrated by Jared Gallinger
    cover of Betty Spencer's book 'Life is Fragile'
    Copyright:2007
    Years Published:1st Printing - 2008
    Publisher:PublishAmerica, LLLP
    ISBN 1-60441-772-2
    Format:Trade Paperback
    Pages:58
    Description:A fictionalized account of the events surrounding the bombing from the perspective of a school-age girl in the Bath community. Information drawn from Monty Ellsworth's book & internet resources. Photographic assistance provided by Gene Wilkins.
    Availability:
  • In Print
  • May be ordered through Amazon.com



  • Bath Massacre
    America's First School Bombing

    Author:Arnie Bernsteincover of Arnie Bernstein's book
    Copyright:2009
    Years Published:1st Printing - March 2009
    Publisher:University of Michigan Press
    ISBN 978-0-472-11606-5 (cloth)
    ISBN 978-0-472-03346-1 (paper)
    Format:6" by 9"
    Cloth & Paper bound
    Pages:216
    with 20 images
    Description:An account of America's first & still deadliest school bombing.
    Availability:
  • Available now
  • Suggested prices:
       Cloth binding - $50.00
       Paper binding - $18.95
  • Awards:a Notable Michigan Book2010 Michigan
    Notable Book


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