The Storm of the Century - Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disasterâ"the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900

Al Roker

Published by Blackstone Audio, 2015
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Synopsis: 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.

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In this “vivid and absorbing account” (Booklist), Al Roker from NBC’s Today examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today’s new age of extreme weather.

On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, two-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the booming port city on Texas’s Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, the city that hours earlier had stood as a symbol of America’s growth and expansion was now gone: Eight thousand corpses littered the streets and were buried under the massive wreckage. Rushing water had lifted buildings from their foundations, smashing them into pieces, while wind gusts had upended steel girders and trestles, driving them through house walls and into sidewalks. In less than twenty-four hours, a single storm had destroyed a major American metropolis—and awakened a nation to the terrifying power of nature. Blending an unforgettable cast of characters, accessible weather science, and deep historical research into a sweeping and dramatic narrative, The Storm of the Century brings this legendary hurricane and its aftermath into fresh focus.

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Title: The Storm of the Century - Tragedy, Heroism,...
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Publication Date: 2015
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