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 - Jane Gatewood - Goodreads
Extensive detail and research. The actual FLOOD of 1927 is but a small portion of the text. First hand accounts of that horror are detailed. The richness of the book is in the politics, culture ... Read full review
Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed AmericaUser Review - Ted Parkhurst - Goodreads
I bought this book in hardcover. The story itself is incredible, and this author tells interesting details of the flood's effect on people of all socio-economic strata with satisfying detail and color. 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