Modern history

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tidetells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever.

Prologue

Part One: THE ENGINEERS

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Part Two: SENATOR PERCY

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Part Three: THE RIVER

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Part Four: THE CLUB

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Part Five: THE GREAT HUMANITARIAN

Chapter Twenty-One

Chapter Twenty-Two

Chapter Twenty-Three

Part Six: THE SON

Chapter Twenty-Four

Chapter Twenty-Five

Chapter Twenty-Six

Chapter Twenty-Seven

Part Seven: THE CLUB

Chapter Twenty-Eight

Chapter Twenty-Nine

Chapter Thirty

Part Eight: THE GREAT HUMANITARIAN

Chapter Thirty-One

Chapter Thirty-Two

Chapter Thirty-Three

Part Nine: THE LEAVING OF THE WATERS

Chapter Thirty-Four

Chapter Thirty-Five

Appendix: The River Today

Notes

Selected Bibliography