Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America (Google eBook)
An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever.
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.
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Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed AmericaUser Review - Goodreads
I enjoyed the book. Learned a lot of history about plantation life in the early 20th century in the Mississippi Delta, and about the floods and flood contgrol history of the area. Read full review
Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed AmericaUser Review - Bill - Goodreads
Around the turn of the last century it was decided to levee the Mississippi without outlets so the river could carve its own deep shipping channel. This was a mistake. In 1927 the water spilled over ... Read full review
Chapter TwentyOne 261 Chapter TwentyThree
Chapter TwentyEight 339 Chapter Thirty
Chapter ThirtyOne 3 63
Chapter ThirtyFour 399 Chapter ThirtyFive
Acknowledgments and Methodology