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The Resource The storm of the century : tragedy, heroism, survival, and the epic true story of America's deadliest natural disaster : the great Gulf hurricane of 1900, Al Roker

The storm of the century : tragedy, heroism, survival, and the epic true story of America's deadliest natural disaster : the great Gulf hurricane of 1900, Al Roker

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The storm of the century : tragedy, heroism, survival, and the epic true story of America's deadliest natural disaster : the great Gulf hurricane of 1900
Title
The storm of the century
Title remainder
tragedy, heroism, survival, and the epic true story of America's deadliest natural disaster : the great Gulf hurricane of 1900
Statement of responsibility
Al Roker
Title variation
storm of the century
Title variation remainder
tragedy, heroism, survival, and the epic true story of Americas deadliest natural disaster : the great Gulf hurricane of 1900
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--Publisher's description
  • On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the prosperous and growing port city on Texas's Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, when the storm had passed, the city that existed just hours before was gone. Over 8,000 corpses littered the streets or were buried under the massive wreckage. Roker brings this legendary disaster and its aftermath into brilliant focus. Exploring the impact of the disaster on a rising nation's confidence, he illuminates both the energy and the limitations of the American Century, and of nature itself
Pace
Writing style
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10435825
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Roker, Al
Dewey number
976.4/139
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC945
LC item number
.R65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Hurricanes
  • Galveston (Tex.)
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tragedy, heroism, survival, and the epic true story of America's deadliest natural disaster : the great Gulf hurricane of 1900
Label
The storm of the century : tragedy, heroism, survival, and the epic true story of America's deadliest natural disaster : the great Gulf hurricane of 1900, Al Roker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1103034
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062364654
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015007009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062364654
  • (OCoLC)893897997
Label
The storm of the century : tragedy, heroism, survival, and the epic true story of America's deadliest natural disaster : the great Gulf hurricane of 1900, Al Roker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
1103034
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062364654
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015007009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062364654
  • (OCoLC)893897997

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