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Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 (Adventure Press) - Willie Drye
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[SR: 878837], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780792280101], National Geographic, National Geographic, Book, [PU: National Geographic], 2002-08-01, National Geographic, The most powerful hurricane in United States history assaulted the Florida Keys in 1935, one of the darkest years of the Great Depression. With winds surpassing 200 miles an hour and a storm surge topping 20 feet, the “Storm of the Century” killed more than 400 people in a two-day span, devastating small villages and killing hundreds of World War I veterans working on a federally sponsored project—and kicking up a far-reaching political storm of acrimony and controversy in its wake. Told from the alternating viewpoints of veterans and local residents who survived the storm, Federal Emergency Relief Administration employees, and governmental officials, Storm of the Century is an ambitious work of investigative journalism and historical research, panoramic in scope and haunting in its emotional immediacy. Featuring previously undisclosed documents from the original government investigation, noted journalist Willie Drye’s vivid account of the storm’s rampage is accompanied by fascinating revelations about how federal administrators ignored early hurricane warningsãand why supporters of Franklin Delano Roosevelt were deeply concerned about its effect on the election of 1936. Drye’s bracing narrative expertly evokes the Florida Keys of the 1930s and delivers the first comprehensive explanation of how the economic crises of the Depression and the cruel mandates of political expediency collided full-force with the might of the hurricane itself and ultimately exploded into a, 14278871, State & Local, 4853, United States, 4808, Americas, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 5035, World, 15812171, Civilization & Culture, 3825131, Expeditions & Discoveries, 4992, Jewish, 6343224011, Religious, 16244141, Slavery & Emancipation, 15812211, Women in History, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 16053161, Atmospheric Sciences, 13592, Earth Sciences, 75, Science & Math, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 13617, Natural Disasters, 13592, Earth Sciences, 75, Science & Math, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 13625, Rivers, 13592, Earth Sciences, 75, Science & Math, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 14484, Weather, 14459, Environment, 75, Science & Math, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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This is the first full-length book that details the tragic hurricane of 1935, one of the greatest disasters of our time, and places it in historical context. Interviews with survivors, including workers, local business owners, and government officials, and previously unavailable documents from the investigation contribute to the historical relevance of this account and present the disaster from multiple points of view. At the height of the Great Depression, disaster struck: a hurricane with 200 mile-per-hour winds and a storm surge of more than 20 feet--the "storm of the century"--according to weather officials. In two days the storm killed more than 400 people, devastating a community of workers and raising a storm of controversy in its wake. At the center of the story are hundreds of down-and-out World War I veterans who were sent to the Keys to work on a federal construction project; a highway linking Miami and Key West. More than 300 of them would die in the hurricane of 1935. But the story of this catastrophe goes far beyond the death toll. Told from the point of view of multiple eyewitnesses including workers, business owners, and government officials, Storm of the Century is the first in-depth explanation of how the economic crisis of the Depression, political expediency, the best and worst of human nature, and the unimaginable power of the strongest hurricane in history ever to strike the United States combined to cause national tragedy in the reomote Florida Keys. Wh 20th century,americas,atmospheric sciences,earth sciences,environment,history,modern (16th-21st centuries),natural disasters,rivers,science and math Earth Sciences, National Geographic

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On Labor Day, 1935, at the height of the Great Depression, the fiercest hurricane in the history of the United States tore through the Florida Keys. In the heart of its fury lay a group of down-and-out World War I veterans who had been sent to the Keys on a federally sponsored work project. Living in hastily built shacks just yards from the Atlantic Ocean, the men were completely unprepared for the 200-mile-per-hour winds and massive waves that would assail them on the night of September 2, 1935. In "Storm of the Century, journalist Willie Drye creates a vivid account of the storm' s rampage. DryeStorm of the Century is a haunting tale of the devastating power of nature and politics. Praise for "Storm of the Century: " Engrossing....Vividly captures the hurricane' s monstrous energy." "--Kirkus Reviews " A stirring tale of nature' s power and an expose of government ineptitude....Compelling reading." "--BookPage 20th century,americas,atmospheric sciences,earth sciences,environment,history,modern (16th-21st centuries),natural disasters,rivers,science and math Earth Sciences, CENGAGE Learning

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Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935

Told from the point of view of multiple eyewitnesses including workers, business owners, and government officials, Storm of the Century is the first in-depth explanation of how the economic crisis of the Depression, political expediency, the best and worst of human nature, and the unimaginable power of the strongest hurricane in history ever to strike the United States combined to cause national tragedy in the reomote Florida Keys. When reports of a hurricane began reaching Florida in late August of 1935, Federal Administrators ignored warnings and waited until it was too late to try to get the workers out of harm's way. The political maneuvering that followed the tragedy obscured details of the event and very nearly cost Franklin Delano Roosevelt the election of 1936. Will Drye tells of the astonishing power of this once-in-a-lifetime storm and its aftermath with gripping detail.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780792280101
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0792280105
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2002
Publisher: National Geographic Society

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ISBN/EAN: 9780792280101

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0-7922-8010-5, 978-0-7922-8010-1


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