Washed away : how the Great Flood of 1913, America's most widespread natural disaster, terrorized a nation and changed it forever / Geoff Williams
- Williams, Geoffrey, 1970-
- New York : Pegasus Books, 2013.
- Copyright Date:
- 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed.
- Physical Description:
- xi, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Sunday, March 23, 1913. Heading for the cellar -- Monday, March 24, 1913. The first flood deaths -- Tuesday, March 25, 1913. Some of the people in the way ; A time to run ; Everyone on their own ; That old college try ; From bad to worse ; Desperation ; Heartbreak -- Wednesday, March 26, 1913. Fighting back ; Waterworld ; Greed ; Children in harm's way ; Jittery nerves -- Thursday, March 27, 1913. Another long night ; Light at the end -- Friday, March 28, 1913. Water retreating -- Saturday, March 29, 1913. Cleaning up -- The days after the flood. Remember the promises in the attic.
- The incredible story of a flood of near-biblical proportions-its destruction, its heroes and victims, and how it shaped America's natural-disaster policies for the next century. Fourteen states in all, along with every major and minor river east of the Mississippi.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-348) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Class of 1962 Libraries Endowment; 2012
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