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Texas Disasters: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival By Mike Cox,

  • Title: Texas Disasters: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival
  • Author: Mike Cox
  • ISBN: 9780762736751
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 monikeTwenty 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.
    Texas Disasters True Stories of Tragedy and Survival 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 al

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    1. Provides a short synopsis of representative disasters in Texas history floods, hurricanes, pandemic yellow fever , fire, chemical explosions, blizzards, airline crashes, etc.The criteria for selection seems to be body count first, followed by those disasters whose after action reports resulted in saving lives, such as the New London School explosion Natural gas is inherently odorless, but after this tragedy now contains a sulfur like smelling additive.It was tough to read the chapter on Yellow J [...]

    2. Vivid accounts of several early events I knew little about, such as the Yellow Fever outbreak of the 1800s, Ben Ficklin flood, Paris fire, and what happened to turn Indianola on the Gulf Coast into a ghost town Chapters are fairly brief and easy to read The book is must reading for Texas history buffs It also gives us perspective on our tendency to label every modern event as the worst ever Not always true, because our forbears often had it far worse and did to help themselves and neighbors rat [...]

    3. You probably have to either be a Native Texan or a Texan by choice to find interest in this subject matter As a Native Texan, I loved it I found the stories to be interesting and pretty amazing Some I knew a lot about, some I knew a little about, and some I didn t know anything about Hope Santa brings me a copy for my personal library.Good job, Mike Cox.

    4. This book is about many different Texas tragedies and disasters I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for an interesting Texas history book because of its wide variety of diffferent stories.

    5. Found this at my local library and gobbled it up last night Some of the disaaters will bring a tear to your eye I was particularly interested in the 1900 storm that hit Galveston but this book didn t include any details my other books didn t Excellent photographs.

    6. I liked it so much I might have to read his disasters in other states books, although they won t be as immediate to me as the Texas ones.

    7. I like true stories, I like Texas, I like disaster and survival stories I like short reads This book has all of that.

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