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RISING TIDE: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A devastating flood is both the protagonist and the backdrop of this brilliantly narrated epic story of the misuse of engineering in thrall to politics. Over thousands of years of periodic floods, the Mississippi River deposited millions of acres of rich alluvial soil. Then, in the aftermath of the Civil War, farmers (and politicians) began demanding that the river be contained, so they could reap ... Read full review

Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

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Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

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Strongly recommended by David. He read it last year while the Mississippi was rising (again), which added to its impact. Read full review

Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

User Review  - Steve Bennett - Goodreads

Charley Patton expertly summarized both the majesty and impact of the great Mississippi flood of 1927 in under three minutes in High Water Everywhere. "Well, backwater done rose all around Sumner now ... Read full review

Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

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Charley Patton expertly summarized both the majesty and impact of the great Mississippi flood of 1927 in under three minutes in High Water Everywhere. "Well, backwater done rose all around Sumner now ... Read full review

Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

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This was an excellent history--highly readable and fascinating. An account of the impact of the devastating 1927 Mississippi River flood on a range of aspects of American life, from convictions about ... Read full review

Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

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This book tells much more than just the tale of the 1927 flood. It is the tale of the entire engineering effort to control the Mississippi, starting in the early 1900s. It is a tale of corruption ... Read full review

Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

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For me, the best and most interesting books include landscapes so real I feel as if I am in them as I read. John Barry's description of one of the worst natural disasters in US history, the ... Read full review

Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

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I grew up in the rub-rosa Crescent City...but never understood the "lay of the land" until Mr. Barry told the story of the great rivalry between Eads and Humphries. His website now informs the vital ... Read full review

Review: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

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How complicated the social and political system in Louisiana that effected so many lives. Read full review


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