Death in the Great Smoky Mountains

Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness in the Most Popular Park


Book Description

It's no surprise that fatalities occur every year in Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the sheer number of visitors--more than ten million annually! In these cautionary tales, Bradley recounts deaths and other unfortunate incidents that have resulted from accidents and human folly, including bear attacks, swift water disasters, and mysterious disappearances. Armchair travelers and park visitors alike will be fascinated by the dangers lurking in America's most visited national park and will be better informed about what to do and what not to do the next time they enter its gates.

About Bradley, Michael R.

Michael R. Bradley has taught US History at Motlow College in Lynchburg, Tennessee, since 1970. He has hiked and camped in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than forty-five years. He is the author of It Happened in the Revolutionary War, It Happened in the Civil War, and It Happened in the Great Smokies.