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The storm of the century : tragedy, heroism, survival, and the epic true story of America's deadliest natural disaster : the great Gulf hurricane of 1900 / Al Roker.

Roker, Al, 1954- (Author).
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  • 24 of 26 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Benton Co PL - Fowler 976.4 ROK (Text) 34044000859031 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch 976.4.c Roker, Al (Text) 78294000254790 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 976.4 ROKER (Text) 37500004073645 Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780062364654 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0062364650 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780062364661
  • ISBN: 0062364669
  • Physical Description: vi, 312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-304) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Underwater -- They all had plans. Looking forward ; The storm: Africa ; A reasonable argument ; Storm watcher ; The storm: from Cuba to Texas -- Maelstrom. Galveston: Thursday, September 6 ; Friday: the waves ; Saturday morning: storm tide ; Saturday afternoon: "half the city underwater" ; The night of horrors -- The white city on the beach. Telegraph silence ; The pile ; "I can begin life again, as I entered it" ; "In pity's name, in America's name" ; No tongue can tell.
Summary, etc.:
On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the prosperous and growing port city on Texas's Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, when the storm had passed, the city that existed just hours before was gone. Over 8,000 corpses littered the streets or were buried under the massive wreckage. Roker brings this legendary disaster and its aftermath into brilliant focus. Exploring the impact of the disaster on a rising nation's confidence, he illuminates both the energy and the limitations of the American Century, and of nature itself.
Subject: Hurricanes > Texas > Galveston > History > 20th century.
Galveston (Tex.) > History > 20th century.

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