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.
Part One: THE ENGINEERS
Part Two: SENATOR PERCY
Part Three: THE RIVER
Part Four: THE CLUB
Part Five: THE GREAT HUMANITARIAN
Part Six: THE SON
Part Seven: THE CLUB
Part Eight: THE GREAT HUMANITARIAN
Part Nine: THE LEAVING OF THE WATERS
Appendix: The River Today
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