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Through The Storm

Author : Vanessa Miller
ISBN : 1601629567
Genre : Fiction
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Iona Walker, a successful and ambitious lawyer, struggles to rededicate herself to God while coping with her mother's cancer and searching for the people who kidnapped her father, a minister and former drug lord.

The Perfect Storm A True Story Of Men Against The Sea

Author : Sebastian Junger
ISBN : 9780393076615
Genre : Nature
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"There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." —Los Angeles Times It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high—a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect storm." In a book that has become a classic, Sebastian Junger explores the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storm touched. The Perfect Storm is a real-life thriller that makes us feel like we've been caught, helpless, in the grip of a force of nature beyond our understanding or control. Winner of the American Library Association's 1998 Alex Award.

Spring Storm

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811214222
Genre : Drama
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"A crucible of so many elements that would later shape and characterize Williams's work."—World Literature Today

Storms Floods And Sunshine

Author : Isaac Monroe Cline
ISBN : 1455612537
Genre : Cyclones
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Isaac S Storm

Author : Erik Larson
ISBN : 9780307874092
Genre : History
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At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd delusion." It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf. That August, a strange, prolonged heat wave gripped the nation and killed scores of people in New York and Chicago. Odd things seemed to happen everywhere: A plague of crickets engulfed Waco. The Bering Glacier began to shrink. Rain fell on Galveston with greater intensity than anyone could remember. Far away, in Africa, immense thunderstorms blossomed over the city of Dakar, and great currents of wind converged. A wave of atmospheric turbulence slipped from the coast of western Africa. Most such waves faded quickly. This one did not. In Cuba, America's overconfidence was made all too obvious by the Weather Bureau's obsession with controlling hurricane forecasts, even though Cuba's indigenous weathermen had pioneered hurricane science. As the bureau's forecasters assured the nation that all was calm in the Caribbean, Cuba's own weathermen fretted about ominous signs in the sky. A curious stillness gripped Antigua. Only a few unlucky sea captains discovered that the storm had achieved an intensity no man alive had ever experienced. In Galveston, reassured by Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. In Galveston alone at least 6,000 people, possibly as many as 10,000, would lose their lives, a number far greater than the combined death toll of the Johnstown Flood and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. And Isaac Cline would experience his own unbearable loss. Meticulously researched and vividly written, Isaac's Storm is based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force. As such, Isaac's Storm carries a warning for our time. From the Hardcover edition.


Author : Erik Larson
ISBN : 9780307351920
Genre : History
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City, a true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush” In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners; scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed; and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen, “the kindest of men,” nearly commits the perfect murder. With his unparalleled narrative skills, Erik Larson guides us through a relentlessly suspenseful chase over the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate.

Sudden Sea

Author : R.A. Scotti
ISBN : 9780316054782
Genre : History
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The massive destruction wreaked by the Hurricane of 1938 dwarfed that of the Chicago Fire, the San Francisco Earthquake, and the Mississippi floods of 1927, making the storm the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Now, R.A. Scotti tells the story.

The Readers Advisor S Companion

Author : Kenneth D. Shearer
ISBN : 1563088800
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Offers insights and ideas on readers' advisory services.

Storm Warning

Author : Nancy Mathis
ISBN : 9780743296601
Genre : Nature
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An account of the May 1999 tornado outbreak in Oklahoma describes the particular devastation wrought by an F5 twister whose winds were the fastest ever recorded, drawing on first-person interviews to recount the experiences of its victims, from a woman who sought shelter underneath a highway overpass to a meteorologist who saved hundreds of lives with his warning reports. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Federal Response To Hurricane Katrina

Author : President of the United States, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
ISBN : 0160756006
Genre : History
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Reviews the lessons learned from the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, from the Army Corps of Engineers and the levees, to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies responding before, during and after the disaster along the Gulf Coast. Identifies and establishes a roadmap for doing better in the future. Lays the groundwork for transforming how this Nation - from every level of government to the private sector to individual citizens and communities - pursues a real and lasting vision of emergency preparedness.

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