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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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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Howe Library 976.4 ROK 31254003286388 Lower level Available -

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.

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