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Texas Disasters: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival (Disasters Series)

ISBN13: 9780762736751
ISBN: 0762736755
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $13.95
Publisher: Globe Pequot
Published Date:
Edition 1st
Pages: 264
Average Goodreads rating: 3.77/5 (34 ratings)

Twenty true accounts of major disasters in Texas history are retold in this well-researched, engagingly written collection. In this part of the country tornadoes are a frequent threat. Residents have also experienced fires, floods, drought, blizzards, shipwrecks, and other devastating events, including a yellow fever epidemic in 1867, which earned that year the grim moniker "The Year of Death." This collection also includes personal reflection by the author, who was involved with the relocation of evacuees during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.