2021-10-16

The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of Americas Deadliest Natural Disaster-- the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900

On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, two-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, Texas. By dawn the next day, when the storm had passed, the city that existed just hours before was gone. Grief-stricken survivors emerged to witness a level of destruction never before seen: eight thousand corpses littered the streets and were buried under the massive wreckage. Rushing water had lifted buildings from their foundations, while intense winds had upended girders and trestles, driving them through walls and into sidewalks. In less than twenty-four hours, one storm destroyed a major American metropolis-- and awakened a nation to the terrifying power of nature. Al Roker brings this legendary disaster and its aftermath into brilliant focus.


Book Details

Book Title: The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of Americas Deadliest Natural Disaster-- the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900

Book Author: Al Roker

Book Category: -

ISBN: 150462551X