Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 17, 2007 - Social Science - 528 pages
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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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Impeccable research and excellent writing. - Goodreads
A very interesting and educational book. - Goodreads
It was very well written and researched. - Goodreads
Extensive detail and research. - Goodreads
Cool old photographs to boot! - Goodreads
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Great book. Drawn from primary sources that tells of the history of the Mississippi River. Focuses on the different approaches of the civil and army corp. engineers, the politicians and bankers lying ... Read full review

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User 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

Contents

Prologue
13
Chapter Two
32
Chapter Three
46
Chapter Seven
95
Chapter Nine
122
Chapter Thirteen
173
Chapter Seventeen
213
Chapter TwentyOne 261 Chapter TwentyThree
272
Chapter TwentyFive
303
Chapter TwentyEight 339 Chapter Thirty
344
Chapter ThirtyOne 3 63
363
Chapter ThirtyTwo
378
Chapter ThirtyFour 399 Chapter ThirtyFive
412
Bibliography
481
Acknowledgments and Methodology
497
Copyright

Chapter TwentyFour
293

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About the author (2007)

John M. Barry is the author of The Ambition and the Power: A True Story of Washington, and co-author of The Transformed Cell, which has been published in twelve languages. As Washington editor of Dunn's Review, he covered national politics, and he has also written for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and Sports Illustrated. He lives in New Orleans and Washington, D.C.

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