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The Resource Rising tide : the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America, John M. Barry

Rising tide : the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America, John M. Barry

Label
Rising tide : the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America
Title
Rising tide
Title remainder
the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America
Statement of responsibility
John M. Barry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1927, the Mississippi River swept across an area roughly equal in size to Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont combined, leaving water as deep as thirty feet on the land stretching from Illinois and Missouri south to the Gulf of Mexico. Close to a million people -- in a nation of 120 million -- were forced out of their homes. Some estimates place the death toll in the thousands. The Red Cross fed nearly 700,000 refugees for months. Rising Tide tells how the flood changed the face of American and laid the groundwork for the New Deal
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1997
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156713
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Barry, John M.
Dewey number
977.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
1120L
Intended audience source
Lexile
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1120
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Humphreys, A. A.
  • Eads, James Buchanan
  • Floods
  • Flood control
  • Mississippi River Valley
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America
Label
Rising tide : the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America, John M. Barry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
290653
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
524 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684810461
Lccn
96040077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780684810461
  • (Sirsi) ABM-4839
Label
Rising tide : the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America, John M. Barry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
290653
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
524 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684810461
Lccn
96040077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780684810461
  • (Sirsi) ABM-4839

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