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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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Record details

  • 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]

Content descriptions

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.:
Presents an account of the legendary hurricane to assess its destruction of Galveston, role in thousands of deaths, and influence on American history and culture. --Publisher's description.
Subject: Hurricanes > Texas > Galveston > History > 20th century.
Galveston (Tex.) > History > 20th century.

Syndetic Solutions - Table of Contents for ISBN Number 9780062364654
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
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
by Roker, Al
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Table of Contents

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

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Underwaterp. 1
Part IThey All Had Plans
1    Looking Forwardp. 7
2    The Storm: Africap. 22
3    A Reasonable Argumentp. 30
4    Storm Watcherp. 54
5    The Storm: From Cuba to Texasp. 82
Part IIMaelstrom
6    Galveston: Thursday, September 6p. 111
7    Friday: The Wavesp. 120
8    Saturday Morning: Storm Tidep. 132
9    Saturday Afternoon: "Half the City Underwater"p. 147
10    The Night of Horrorsp. 163
Part IIIThe white City on the Beach
11    Telegraph Silencep. 197
12    The Pilep. 211
13    "I Can Begin Life Again, as I Entered It"p. 235
14    "In Pity's Name, in America's Name"p. 250
15    No Tongue Can Tellp. 273
Acknowledgmentsp. 299
A Note on Further Readingp. 300
Bibliographyp. 302
Indexp. 305

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