Friday, October 30, 2015

Washed Away

Washed Away
By Geoff Williams
Pegasus Books. 2013. 356 pgs. Nonfiction

In March, 1913, the worst flood in the history of the United States took place.  The flooding occurred in fourteen states leaving millions homeless, hundreds dead and injured, and thousands of homes and buildings destroyed. The flooding was preceded by tornadoes that dropped bodies from the sky and then freezing rain.  This flood, which few of us have ever even heard of, was the most widespread disaster in U.S. history.  Published for the 100th anniversary of the great flood, this book vividly tells individual stories of tragedy and heroism. SH 

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