Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America
John M. Barry
An American epic of technology, politics, race, honor, excessive society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and approximately forgotten tale of the best common catastrophe this kingdom has ever identified -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the houses of approximately 1000000 humans, helped pick Huey lengthy governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove millions of blacks north, and remodeled American society and politics ceaselessly.
A New York Times extraordinary booklet of the yr, winner of the Southern booklet Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.
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